Tavern Nights

Join us for a Friday evening gathering (not a lecture!) exclusively for adults that focuses on unexplored aspects of early American history and culture. Guests will experience history with hands-on activities, food and drink tastings, demonstrations, and more. Tavern Nights takes place at the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barns-Brinton House, an historic 1714 tavern, located next to the Chaddsford Winery at 630 Baltimore Pike. Admission is $20 for non-members and $15 for members. Tickets must be purchased in advance over the phone, in person or online as space is limited. All attendees must be 21 and older.


Tavern Nights is a variation of our popular Tavern Talks. The event has been moved to Friday nights and includes a variety of themes for the season.

2019 Season
February 15 - Colonial Courtship & Victorian Valentines
March 22 - Liberty and Libations
October 4 - Very Superstitious
November 1 - The Art of the Book


7pm - 9pm



Barns-Brinton House

630 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317



Admission is $20; $15 for CFHS member. Guests must be 21 years or older



Parking is available behind the Barns-Brinton House or in the lot behind the businesses next door. To access parking, enter at the light at Ponds Edge Road, then turn right into the first parking area. Drive to the back of the lot.

If you are looking to up your dating game you will be pleased to learn the arts of historic courtship, superstitions, and traditions while getting hands-on with history. Guests will have the opportunity to watch chocolate-making demonstrations, participate in a English country dance, delight in historical chocolate pairings, create their own Victorian Valentines and more!


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Our March program highlights the unexplored history of home brewing in the Colonial era. Guests will have the opportunity to watch beer historian Rich Wagner create a "sixthel" and demonstrate aspects of Colonial brewing with his "barrel of fun". Play some Colonial drinking (libation) games, all while learning about women brewsters with beer historian John Medkeff in the spirit of Women's History Month. Sample craft beers from local breweries and more!


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Guests will have the opportunity to participate in activities regarding ghosts, superstitions, and may experience paranormal activity while sampling local ciders and wines!


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Guests will have the opportunity to meet authors, bind a book, and learn the art of papermaking.


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