Welcome to Chadds Ford Historical Society

Chadds Ford Historical Society Calendar of Events Photos courtesy of Thomas Swift

**We will be closed July 4th & 5th**

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2014 Chadds Ford Days Reenactors

Chadds Ford Days

September 12th & 13th

10am to 5pm
Barn Visitors Center


Chadds Ford Days began as a way to commemorate the Revolutionary War Battle of Brandywine that was fought on September 11, 1777.  This important battle played a pivitol role in shaping our nation's future.  Although the battle was lost, it helped improve military tactics that resulted in winning the war and saving America.

As the years went by, the Chadds Ford Days festival grew to include over 60 of the region's finest craftsmen and colonial demonstrators, an array of culinary fare from local restaurants, brewers and vintners, antique cars, children's activities, live music, special exhibits, historic tours of the John Chads House and oh so much more.


Sponsorship opportunities are available.  We can create a custom sponsorship opportunity just for your business.  Contact Nadia Barakat at nbarakat@chaddsfordhistory.org or at (610) 388-7376.


Visit our blog to learn more about the exciting line-up for this year's 50th anniversary celebration! 

Special Exhibit: Come to the Faire!

Celebrating 50 years of Chadds Ford Days

May 28 - December 5, 2015
Barn Visitors Center


The Chadds Ford Historical Society is celebrating the Colonial Faire, Chadds Ford Days. Begun in 1958 as a way to raise awareness of the historical and cultural heritage of the area, the celebration has grown over the years from a one day to a two day event. Throughout the years, the event has remained true to preserving the area's colonial roots with revolutionary re-enactors, authentic colonial crafts and demonstrations as well as an art exhibit which exemplifies the unique cultural heritage of Chadds Ford begun by the Wyeths.


This new exhibit will showcase objects and photographs from the last five decades of history. It will mix one part history and one part nostalgia with some fun thrown in for good measure. The exhibit runs through December 5.

2014 American Girl Doll Camp


Fun Summer Camps! Space is limited! Sign up today!


American Girl TM Doll Camp (limited space available):

June 22-26 or July 27-31

Historic House Tours

Historic House Tours
May 23 through September 5 (Labor Day Saturday)

Saturday tours at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm


The John Chads House and the Barns-Brinton House are available for public guided tours every Saturday during the summer. They are also open year-round by appointment. Colonial tour guides offer visitors a glimpse of life in the 18th century at both locations. You can also enjoy bread baked in the original beehive oven at the John Chads House. If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation, please call the Society at 610-388-7376.