For additional event information, please click on the links to the left. 

Now Through December 31, 2018

2018 Exhibit: The "Ford Seasons"

 

View our exhibit that changes with the seasons! The "Ford" Seasons is a new exhibit that features seasonal photographs from the Chadds Ford Historical Society and other private collections. Every few months the photographs will be replaced to reflect new images from that time of year. Join us for a special reception at each season change! 
 
For more information on seasonal openings, please visit our exhibit page.
 
Now open: Wednesday through Friday, 10am to 4pm
Barn Visitor Center, 1736 Creek Rd., Chadds Ford, PA  19317
 
NEXT EXHIBIT OPENING, "Fall": SEPTEMBER 19

September 2018

Escape Brandywine

Escape Room Program

Saturdays through September 29

11am, 1pm and 3pm

 

Our popular Escape Brandywine escape room program has returned!

 

Escape Brandywine is an escape room experience, set inside the John Chads House, c.1725 historic home located along site of the Battle of Brandywine.   This escape room program is unlike any other, since it places you directly inside an authentic historical space with a Revolutionary War mission! 

 

Escape Brandywine places participants into roles of spies on the eve of the Battle of Brandywine, and charges them with finding General Howe's battle plans that have been hidden inside the Chads House for safe keeping.   Using real Revolutionary War spy techniques, codes and cyphers, players will have 60 minutes to solve puzzles that will allow them to locate the plans and escape the house to deliver the plans to George Washington!  

 

Private escape room experiences are available for corporate outings, team building, private parties and special events.  Please email info@chaddsfordhistory.org or call 610-388-7376 to check availability.  

 

PURCHASE TICKETS

ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED

Tickets must be purchased in advance online, as space is limited. 

Tavern Talks: Liberty or Death
Thursday, September 13, 2018h, 7-9 PM

 

Tavern Talks is a monthly experience (not a lecture!) aimed exclusively for adults 21 and older that focuses on fun topics in early American culture. Guests will experience history with hands-on activities, food and drink tastings, demonstrations and more! 

Tickets must be purchased in advance over the phone, in person at the Society or online as space is limited. All attendeees must be 21 and older. 

 

Paranormal Investigations with

Delmarva Historic Haunts

 

September 29, 7 pm & 10 pm

 

Do you love history with a dash of mystery? Join us for some paranormal fun as we investigate four locations at the CFHS including the John Chads House! in 2018, we'll be part of the World's Largest Ghost Hunt!

 

The investigation is conducted by Delmarva Historic Haunts and hosted by the Chadds Ford Historical Society. 

 

Get your tickets now becasue this event will sell out! $25 per person.

 

October 2018

Tavern Talks: Fermented & Tormented
Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7-9 PM

 

SAVE THE DATE!  More detailed event information coming soon.
 
Tavern Talks is a monthly experience (not a lecture!) aimed exclusively for adults 21 and older that focuses on fun topics in early American culture. Guests will experience history with hands-on activities, food and drink tastings, demonstrations and more! 

Tickets must be purchased in advance over the phone, in person at the Society or online as space is limited. All attendeees must be 21 and older. 

 

The Great Pumpkin Carve 2018

Thursday, Friday & Saturday

October 18 & 19, 4 pm - 9 pm

October 20, 3 pm - 9 pm

 

$15 Adults; $5 children (7-17)

Children under 7 are free

(All ticketing is at the gate)

 

It's almost that time!! The pumpkins are returning to Chadds Ford for the Great Pumpkin Carve! And this year's event will be better than ever!

 

We've expanded the pumpkin patch,extended the hours, added more admissions gates, brought back the Haunted Trail and will feature local foods, beer, wine and cider!

 

You won't want to miss this year!

 

For more detailed information, check our event website www.greatpumpkincarve.com

November 2018

Tavern Talks: Sugar & Spice
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 7-9 PM

 

Tavern Talks is a monthly experience (not a lecture!) aimed exclusively for adults 21 and older that focuses on fun topics in early American culture. Guests will experience history with hands-on activities, food and drink tastings, demonstrations and more! 

Tickets must be purchased in advance over the phone, in person at the Society or online as space is limited. All attendeees must be 21 and older. 

 

December 2018

Candlelight Christmas

 

Unfortunately, Candlelight Christmas has been canceled for 2018. 

Escape Brandywine

Escape Room Program

12/27, 12/28, 12/29, 12/30

11am, 1pm and 3pm

 

Our popular Escape Brandywine escape room program returns in time for the holiday break!

 

Escape Brandywine is an escape room experience, set inside the John Chads House, c.1725 historic home located along site of the Battle of Brandywine.   This escape room program is unlike any other, since it places you directly inside an authentic historical space with a Revolutionary War mission! 

 

Escape Brandywine places participants into roles of spies on the eve of the Battle of Brandywine, and charges them with finding General Howe's battle plans that have been hidden inside the Chads House for safe keeping.   Using real Revolutionary War spy techniques, codes and cyphers, players will have 60 minutes to solve puzzles that will allow them to locate the plans and escape the house to deliver the plans to George Washington!  

 

Private escape room experiences are available for corporate outings, team building, private parties and special events.  Please email info@chaddsfordhistory.org or call 610-388-7376 to check availability.  

 

PURCHASE TICKETS

ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED

Tickets must be purchased in advance online, as space is limited.