School Field Trips and Educational Programs

The Chadds Ford Historical Society preserves, maintains, and interprets several early 18th century historic buildings on the National Register of Historic Places: John Chads House, Barns-Brinton House, and the Springhouse/ Birmingham Schoolhouse No. 1 where we educate school children, adults, and our community through hands-on history. 

All Chadds Ford Historical Society School programs are built to reinforce Pennsylvania’s Standards Aligned System (SAS) to coincide with your curriculum. (Delaware State Standards for Social Studies are also addressed as well as Common Core). Our school programs are renowned for being hands-on and guided by program specialists in historic dress. Each program utilizes our historic sites, artifacts from our objects collection, and engage students in a unique hands-on crafting experience to teach new skills and encourage students to learn by doing.


Another unique aspect of Chadds Ford Historical Society’s educational field trips is that teachers may choose to customize their tours! Special requests for Colonial demonstrations may include open hearth cooking, bread baking, English country dance, candle dipping, or woodworking.         






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2020 Summer Camps

Our 2020 American Girl Doll Camps are now open for early registration. Click here to learn more.