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!
Please view our Volunteer Opportunities at upcoming events and educational programs.
Yard Sale at Barns-Brinton House
September 29, 8 am to 2 pm
The Chadds Ford Historical Society and the Sandersonm Museum are hosting a joint yard sale at the Barns-Brinton House on Saturday, September 29 from 8 am to 2 pm. Come out and find some treasures to take home with you!
Yard Sale Donation Drop-off
September 15th - 9am to Noon
CFHS Barn Visitor Center
The Society is looking for donations of household items for the above yard sale.
Most household items accepted including books, collectibles, artwork, kitchen utensils, children's toys, etc. Please- NO clothing, electrical items, TVs, encyclopedias, large furniture (we can take small pieces of furniture), paint, cleaning products, exercise equipment, medical items, baby furniture or car seats.
Note that this is for the CFHS section of the yard sale. If you would like to donate to the Sanderson Museum, contact them directly.
Thank you for supporting the society and your community!
Paranormal Investigations with
Delmarva Historic Haunts
September 29, 7 pm & 10 pm
$25 per person
Do you love history with a dash of mystery? Join us for some paranormal fun as we investigate four locations at the CFHS including the John Chads House! in 2018, we'll be part of the World's Largest Ghost Hunt!
The investigation is conducted by Delmarva Historic Haunts and hosted by the Chadds Ford Historical Society.
Get your tickets now becasue this event will sell out!
Escape Room Program
Saturdays through September
11am, 1pm and 3pm
ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED
Tickets must be purchased in advance online, as space is limited.
Our popular Escape Brandywine escape room program returns this Spring! Escape Brandywine is an escape room experience, set inside the John Chads House, c.1725 historic home located along site of the Battle of Brandywine. This escape room program is unlike any other, since it places you directly inside an authentic historical space with a Revolutionary War mission!
Escape Brandywine places participants into roles of spies on the eve of the Battle of Brandywine, and charges them with finding General Howe's battle plans that have been hidden inside the Chads House for safe keeping. Using real Revolutionary War spy techniques, codes and cyphers, players will have 60 minutes to solve puzzles that will allow them to locate the plans and escape the house to deliver the plans to George Washington!
The Great Pumpkin Carve
October 18 & 19, 4 pm to 9 pm
October 20, 3 pm to 9 pm
$15 Adults; $5 children (7-17)
Children under 7 are free
(All ticketing is at the gate)
It's almost that time!! The pumpkins are returning to Chadds Ford for the Great Pumpkin Carve! And this year's event will be better than ever!
We've expanded the pumpkin patch,extended the hours, added more admissions gates, brought back the Haunted Trail and will feature local foods, beer, wine and cider!
You won't want to miss this year!
For more detailed information, check our event website www.greatpumpkincarve.com.
We are looking for Pumpkin Carve Volunteers!
We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with a varity of tasks during this awesome annual event. Please use the link below to review volunteer job descriptions, available shifts and to sign up:
Travel with the CFHS!
Discover Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria
September 26 - October 5, 2019
10 Days | 12 Meals
Save money and support the Chadds Ford Historical Society by booking a trip through Collette. Travel to Bern, Chateau de Chillon, Montreaux, Lucerne, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Bavaria, Oberammergau and the Austrian Alps! Eat at St. Peter's Restaurant, ride the GoldenPass Panoramic Train, and wander through the Mirabell Gardens. You won't want to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
2018 Exhibit: The "Ford Seasons"
Open Wednesday to Friday 10am to 4pm