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

April 2018

Escape Brandywine

Escape Room Program

4/4, 4/5, 4/6, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28

11am, 1pm and 3pm

 

Our popular Escape Brandywine escape room program returns this Spring!

 

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. 

Spring Lecture Series: Picturing The Past

 

Our 2018 lecture series uses historic images to discuss a wide variety of historical topics. The series includes four lectures during consecutive weeks: 

 

Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. RESCHEDULED FROM A PREVIOUS DATE

Charles Philips: Draftsman, Bicyclist & Photographer, Pamela C. Powell

 

 

Wednesday, March 21, 7:00 p.m.  TO BE RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW

Pets In America: The Story of Our Lives with Animals at Home, Dr. Katherine Grier 

 

For more detailed information about each lecture in the series please visit our Spring Lecture Series page.

 

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

May 2018

Escape Brandywine

Escape Room Program

Saturdays, 5/5, 5/12 and 5/26 (5/19 is unavailable due to Music in the Meadow)

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. 

CFHS Annual Meeting

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 6:30 pm

CFHS Barn Visitor Center

1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

 

Join us for the annual business meeting of the Chadds Ford Historical Society. You'll hear about our accomplishments during the last year, and our plans for the future - including our 50th anniversary celebrations. We will also be electing new members of the board of directors. Light refreshments will be available. Open to members and non-members. Free. 

Tavern Talks: To Market, To Market
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7-9 PM

 

“To market, to market, to buy a fat pig. Home again, home again, jiggety-jig.” While we won’t have any “fat pigs” at this month’s Tavern Talks, we will have plenty of artisans you would have found if you visited any marketplace in the 18th century. The marketplace was essential to Colonists stocking up on goods or foods they were not able to make themselves.
 
For this month, the tavern will be filled with area artisans who still make 18th century inspired crafts, including:
Jennifer Higgins, Chadds Ford Canvas (floorcloths)
Scott Gold, Brandywine Bowls
George Ambrose, Colonial peddler
Elaine Brooks, weaving demonstrations
Janice Smith, Historic Delights Jewelry
Olde Liberty Goods
Katee Boyle, Scarlett Forge Blacksmithing
Sara Russell, paper cutting demonstrations
And more!
 
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. 

 

Music in the Meadow - A Music Fest in Chadds Ford

Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 12pm to 7pm

CFHS Grounds, 1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA  19317

 

Join us for a new music fest featuring local bands, delicious local food trucks, wine and beer garden, games, farmers market and more!  For detailed event information, please visit the Music in the Meadow event page.

 

Proceeds from this event benefit Chadds Ford Historical Society.

 

June 2018

Escape Brandywine

Escape Room Program

Saturdays, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30

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: Enlightened!
Thursday, June 21, 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. 

 

July 2018

Escape Brandywine

Escape Room Program

Saturdays, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28

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. 

August 2018

Escape Brandywine

Escape Room Program

Saturdays, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25

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. 

September 2018

Escape Brandywine

Escape Room Program

Saturday, 9/1

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. 

 

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 & 20

 

Save the Date for the Great Pumpkin Carve 2018!

 

Click here to read about the history of the Great Pumpkin Carve and past events.  

 

FOR MORE DETAILED EVENT INFORMATION:

VISIT 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

Saturday, December 1, 2018

 

Save the Date for the Candlelight Christmas 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.