We're Ramping Up for an Exciting 2022!

The Society is planning some great events for 2022!  As we work on getting back to regular office hours, we recommend that you make an appointment for a tour.  You can email us at info@chaddsfordhistory.org or call the office 610-388-7376 to inquire about visiting the John Chads House or the Museum Shop at the Barn Visitors Center.


John Chads House Tours:

Children (5 - 12)  $3.00

Adults  $6.00



Upcoming 2022 Events and Programs

Spring Lecture Series

May 5th, May 19th & June 2nd

7:00pm - 8:30pm


Each Spring the Society host a series of lectures on historic and cultural topics. This year we have three speakers discussing the underrepresented history in our area.  Lectures are held in the Visitors Center meeting room. Coffee, tea and light desserts are served.


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CFHS Multi-Family Yard Sale

Saturday, May 14th, 2022,  8:00am - 12:00pm


Are you looking for a way to support the Chadds Ford Historical Society and also make some extra cash?  Our annual Yard Sale is a little different this year...bring your tables and goodies to sell and we provide the space!


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Introduction to Paper Marbling

Saturday, June 11th, 2022,  9:00am - 3:00pm


Paper Marbling is an ancient method of painting by floating color on a viscous solution and transferring the color onto paper or fabric.  Each print is unique.


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Battle at Chadds Ford

Historic Chadds Ford Days

Saturday, September 10 & Sunday, September 11, 2022

10:00am - 5:00pm


The CFHS is excited to announce that we will be hosting a battle reenactment! Join us for a historical journey back to September 11th 1777, when the British army engaged Washington's troops at Chads' Ford.


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The Great Pumpkin Carve 2022

Thursday, October 20th & Friday, October 21st, 4pm - 9pm

Saturday, October 22nd, 3pm - 9pm


Join us for a three day Chadds Ford tradition where over 70 giant pumpkins are carved by local artists on Thursday and will be lit and displayed on Friday & Saturday. All three nights enjoy a 'kid friendly' Haunted Trail, raffle prizes and live music. Food, local craft beer and wine are available for purchase.


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Brandywine River Museum Critter Sale!

December 1 - 3, 10am - 5pm

December 4, 10am - 3pm


The Brandywine River Museum will be holding their annual Critter Sale at the Chadds Ford Historical Society's Barn Visitors Center this year.  Please stop by to support the River Museum and purchase some cute critters hand-made by their Critter Volunteers.



Come back soon for more details...

For 50 years the Chadds Ford Historical Society has been preserving history, providing education and serving the community. Our three 18th century houses are the central point for living history programs and education. Throughout the year we host a variety of programs including a Spring Lecture Series, Tavern Nights, Escape Brandywine and Plein Air artist Paint Out. Our family oriented events have become a community tradition. In 2021 we are pleased to host: Chadds Ford Days and the Great Pumpkin Carve.  The Society also offers educational programs, summer camps and group tours.  We invite you to visit us at our Barn Visitors Centeto view special exhibits and learn more about the Chadds Ford area.