Welcome to the Chadds Ford Historical Society!

Spring 2021 Update!

We are kicking off the season with a Spring Festival & Art Sale on May 15th, followed by our annual Yard Sale on Saturday, June 5th (rain date June 12th).  We hope to open up our buildings for weekend visits and scheduled tours by July 1st, 2021. You can email us at info@chaddsfordhistory.org to inquire about visiting the John Chads House or our Visitor's Center as we prepare for re-opening.


To ensure the safety, security, and quality of the visitor experience, we will be implementing a variety of new procedures when visiting, including face mask requirements and limited tour size.


To learn more about our COVID-19 procedures click Here

For 50 years the Chadds Ford Historical Society has been preserving history, providing education and serving the community. Our three 18th century houses are the central point for living history programs and education. Throughout the year we host a variety of programs including a Spring Lecture Series, Tavern Nights, Escape Brandywine and Plein Air artist Paint Out. Our family oriented events have become a community tradition. In 2021 we are pleased to host: Chadds Ford Days and the Great Pumpkin Carve.  The Society also offers educational programs, summer camps and group tours.  We invite you to visit us at our Barn Visitors Centeto view special exhibits and learn more about the Chadds Ford area.

Upcoming 2021 Events and Programs

CFHS Yard Sale

Saturday, June 5, 2021,  8:00am - 1:00pm

*Raindate: Saturday, June 12, 2021


Are you looking for a way to support the Chadds Ford Historical Society while shopping for great deals? This is the event for you! Come out on June 5th and shop for some hidden treasures at our yard sale. All the money that you spend will go to support the society.


If you would like to donate to the yard sale, we have two dates for you to drop off items. We will sell it with 100% of the proceeds going to the Chadds Ford Historical Society.


Click here for more information about the Yard Sale

'The Great Pumpkin Carve' is Back!

Thursday, October 14th & Friday, October 15th, 4pm - 9pm

Saturday, October 16th, 3pm - 9pm


Join us for a three day Chadds Ford tradition where over 70 giant pumpkins are carved by local artists on Thursday and will be lit and displayed on Friday & Saturday. All three nights enjoy a 'kid friendly' Haunted Trail, raffle prizes and live music. Food, local craft beer and wine are available for purchase.

CFHS September 11th Battle at Chadds Ford

Saturday, September 11, 2021, 10:00am - 5:00pm


The CFHS is excited to announce that on Saturday, September 11, 2021 we will be hosting a battle reenactment. Join us for a historical journey back to September 11th 1777 when the British army engaged Washington's troops at Chads' Ford.  Click here for more details!

Drive Thru Bread Sale

Stay Tuned for upcoming dates...


Every year we bake bread in the Beehive Oven of our our historic John Chads House. This year, we are having a drive thru bread sale for a great way to stay safe, get delicious bread, and support the Chadds Ford Historical Society. The bread has been frozen to maintain freshness in preparation for our Bread Sale event. It is first come, first served so get the bread while supplies last!