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The Great Pumpkin Carve The Great Pumpkin Carve

Thursday- Saturday, October 23-25

The Great Pumpkin Carve

Co-Sponsored by the Chadds Ford Historical Society & the Concordville Chadds Ford Rotary

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

An outdoor festival on the grounds of the Barn Visitors Center


2014 Winners List, Congratulations to this year's winners!


Join us Thursday as more than 60 local artists carve huge pumpkins! Pumpkins will be lit and displayed on Friday and Saturday. All three nights, enjoy live music, hayrides, and a haunted trail.


$10 for adults 18 and older; $5 for ages 7 to 17. Free for ages 6 and under. CFHS members are free with membership card.


Volunteers are needed, please email volunteer@chaddsfordhistory.org or call the office.


Many thanks to the following sponsors for their support of the Pumpkin Carve 2014:


Crozer Keystone Health System; Children's Dental Health Associates; David Dodge; Chadds Ford Climate Control; Citadel; Fellini Cafe

Candlelight Christmas Tour 2014 Candlelight Christmas Tour 2014

Saturday, December 6

The 29th Annual Candlelight Christmas Tour

1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are $20 per  person in advance or

$25 per person on the day of the tour


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The 2014 tour celebrates the 300 - year history of the 1714 Barns-Brinton House. This self-guided tour includes over 15 beautiful homes and historic sites in Pennsbury and Kennett townships. Please click Candlelight Christmas Tour to preview some of the homes on this year's tour.


Notice to visitors: Visitors to the Candlelight Christmas Tour may not take photographs of house interiors without express permission from the house owner, thank you.


Sponsorship opportunities are available, please email nbarakat@chaddsfordhistory.org or call at (610) 388-7376

Museum Shop at the Barn Visitors Center Appliques by Naomi Grondahl

Visit our Museum Shop

Located inside

The Barn Visitors Center



Please stop by our Museum Shop where you'll find many unique gifts for that special someone on your list. We have a variety of crafts by local artists and an array of gifts and seasonal novelties that highlight the heritage of our region. Click here  to see some of our featured items.

Barn Visitors Center, Meeting Room Rental

The meeting room at the Barn Visitors Center is available to the public for business, individual or organizational use. The room size is 23 feet by 32 feet. Please call (610) 388-7376 or e-mail at info@chaddsfordhistory.org for fee schedule and additional information.