Welcome to Chadds Ford Historical Society!

The Chadds Ford Historical Society works to share the history of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. We have three 18th century buildings that are open to the public seasonally - the John Chads House, the Chads Springhouse, and the Barns Brinton House. Throughout the year, we also offer a variety of fun and educational programs, special events, summer camps, and group tours.  We invite you to visit us at our Barn Visitors' Center to begin your historic experience in Chadds Ford!

Visit our Museum Shop, featuring new fall and seasonal merchandise!   Proceeds from store sales benefit the Society. 


Visit our Museum Shop

1736 N. Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA  19317



Open Wednesday - Friday, 10am-4:30pm


Upcoming News & Events:

Thank You For Attending

Thank you to everyone that attended the

2016 Great Pumpkin Carve!!

We had another wonderful event! Thanks to the carvers, sponsors, volunteers, emergency personnel, CFHS staff and service providers that helped make our event a success!

We look forward to seeing you all in 2017!

The Great Pumpkin Carve is co-sponsored by the

Chadds Ford Historical Society and

the Rotary Club of Concordville - Chadds Ford

2016 Pumpkin Carve Award Winners

Best Overall Pumpkin - Patrick Cabry, #72

Best Carving - Kelinda Ganon, #59

Best Use of Pumpkin - Mark Rutt, #65

Most Original - The Santoleri Family, #50

Most Halloween - The Hall Family, #5

People's  Choice - April Margera, #38


Honorable Mentions

Best Overall - Owens Family, #29

Best Carving - Jeff Brown, #14

Best Use of Pumpkin - Linda Allan, #15

Most Original - John Bilek, #25

Most Halloween - Tony and Nick Mottola, #30


Mark Mosinski of Longwood Gardens

Karen Rivera of the Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary Club

Laura Westmoreland of the Brandywine Conservancy


View all the 2016 Pumpkins on our Facebook page.


Candlelight Christmas Tour
Join us December 3, 2016 from 1 to 6 pm for the must-see event during the holiday season: our Candlelight Christmas Tour!

The holiday tour features distinct properties in and around the historic Chadds Ford and Pennsbury Townships.  Historic sites will be candlelit and filled with exquisite holiday decor and offer special holiday programs.  Guides will be on hand the day of the tour to highlight each sites' unique history, architecture, and decor.  

 After you receive your ticket and booklet, the tour is self-guided and you can go at your own pace! Challenge yourself to reach all the stops or spend more time at the places you enjoy.  Feel free to approach the stops in any order.  The sites selected for the tour truly showcase the diverse character of the beautiful Brandywine Valley.

Advance ticket sales: $20/person
Day of Event: $25/person

**Tickets are available for sale online and at the Chadds Ford Historical Society (office hours are Wednesday - Friday, 10:00am to 4:30pm). Follow the link here to purchase and for more details.