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!

Upcoming News & Events:

Tavern Talks:
Chocolate & Courtship

Thursday, February 16, 7-9 PM


We're kicking off another year of Tavern Talks with the topic of Chocolate & Courtship. Tavern Talks is a monthly experience (not a lecture) aimed exclusively for adults 21 and older that focuses on fun topics in early American culture. Guests will experience history with hands-on activities, food and drink tastings, demonstrations and more!

                     Tickets can be purchased here and must be purchased in advance.

Plein Air Paint Out Chadds Ford

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Preview Party from 5-6pm

Wine & Cheese from 6-8pm


The Chadds Ford Historical Society hosts its 9th annual Plein Air art event called Paint Out Chadds Ford on Saturday, March 4, 2017.


Artists from the Mid-Atlantic region will be painting around the Chadds Ford area as well as at the Barns Brinton House, John Chads House and along Brandywine Creek. 


The Society will host a special art exhibition at the CFHS Barn Visitors Center on Saturday evening. From 5 pm to 6 pm join us for an exclusive preview party for art lovers that want to view and purchase from the best selection of plein air artwork. Tickets for the preview are $35 per person ($30 for CFHS members) and includes a $15 credit towards your painting purchase, heavy hors d'oeurves and drinks. From 6 pm to 8 pm, join us for a wine and cheese reception where you can see and purchase the artwork as well as meet the artists. Tickets are $15 per person ($10 for CFHS members).   





Spring Lecture Series


In 2017, our annual Spring Lecture Series commemorates the 240th anniversary of the Philadelphia campaign of 1777. 


The series kicks on on March 22 and runs through April 12. For more information about the lectures please visit our Spring Lectures page.


Admission is free for CFHS members; $5 for non-members. 



Guest Bartending Event at

BBC Tavern & Grill in Greenville

Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 6-9pm


SAVE THE DATE!   CFHS and BBC Tavern invite you to our Guest Bartending Event at BBC on Thurday, March 30, 2017 from 6 to 9pm.


100% of your tips are donated to CFHS

If you can't make it out to the event, you may also make a donation to this fundraiser by mail, including "BBC Guest Bartending" in your memo.


Guest Bartenders to be announced soon!