Welcome to the Chadds Ford Historical Society!

COVID - 19 Update!

In compliance with health officials of Delaware County The Chadds Ford Historical Society will be CLOSED to the public until further notice. The health and safety of our members and visitors remains our top priority. We know for many of you Chadds Ford is not only a place with wonderful history, but also your home. We are doing everything in our power to protect them both.


Unfortunetly we will be postponing our annual meeting and canceling our upcoming Spring lectures on  May 7th


We will continue to monitor the situation and post any updates about our hours and public programming on our website and social media.

During the COVID-19 pandemic the Chadds Ford Historical Society has been forced to close its doors to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff. Once this is all over we hope to reopen and continue educating our visitors in the rich history of Chadds Ford.


If you can, please donate below so that we continue preserving our local history, just like we have been doing for the last 50 years.

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 2020 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 Events and Programs

American Girl Doll Summer Camps - 2020


We have two American Girl Camps: July 20 - 24 and August 3 - 7. We will be focusing on one era and one or more dolls per day. Your child can bring along their favorite doll to play and learn American History through the eyes of Kaya (1764), Felicity (1774), Josefina (1824), Kirsten (1854), Addy (1864), Samantha (1904), Kit (1934), Nanea (1941), Molly (1944), Melody (1964), and Julie (1974). From the earliest days of the Colonies through the American Revolution, from the Civil War to Civil Rights, the changes that took place for all Americans have had a major impact on our girls’ lives today.

For more information click HERE

Colonial Adventure Camp - 2020


Has your child ever wondered what it was like to live in the Colonial Period? At the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s new Colonial Adventure Summer Camp, your child will get a first hand look at how people survived without electricity, AC, and even iPhones….

As part of this unique experience, our campers will make Indian bracelets and clay pots, while also learning how to track animals like the local Lenape Native Americans did. They will also get to tour two 18th century houses, test their skills in colonial games such as graces and hoop and stick, bake bread in a beehive oven, create their own herbal tea from a colonial recipe, and master the art of spying using techniques and tools from the Revolutionary War. All of this will be included with more in a fun packed week that will leave your child thinking why people ever moved on from the 1700s. 

Click HERE to learn more

Escape Brandywine

The Historical Society is offering several chances to come and enjoy our Escape Brandywine escape room. If you and your family are looking for a fun activity to do together during the holiday season come out and escape together! 


For more information and tickets click here