Calendar

Jul
1
Sat
CFHS Historic Houses Reopen for Summer @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Jul 1 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join us for historic house tours and living history demonstrations on Saturdays this Summer!   Our historic properties, the John Chads House andBarns-Brinton House will reopen on Saturdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Houses open Saturdays from 11am-3pm (with tours ending by 4pm).   Tickets can be purchased at the Barn Visitor Center or at each of the houses.   For more information, please visit www.chaddsfordhistory.org.

Jul
8
Sat
“Escape Brandywine” Historic Escape Room Experience @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Jul 8 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Escape Brandywine is a new, historically immersive escape room experience available on select Saturdays this Summer!

PURCHASE TICKETS
Tickets are $28 per person - Tickets go on sale Friday, May 26th at 10 am
Tickets must be purchased in advance online, as space is limited.

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!

To purchase your tickets, click here.  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.

For more information about Chadds Ford Historical Society, please visit our website at http://www.chaddsfordhistory.org.

CFHS Historic Houses Reopen for Summer @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Jul 8 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join us for historic house tours and living history demonstrations on Saturdays this Summer!   Our historic properties, the John Chads House andBarns-Brinton House will reopen on Saturdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Houses open Saturdays from 11am-3pm (with tours ending by 4pm).   Tickets can be purchased at the Barn Visitor Center or at each of the houses.   For more information, please visit www.chaddsfordhistory.org.

Jul
13
Thu
Advance with the Hessians! Bus Tour (Chester County Town Tours and Village Walks)
Jul 13 @ 3:00 PM – 6:15 PM

Chester County Town Tours and Village Walks: Advance with the Hessians!  (Bus Tour)

Saturday, July 17, 3pm - 6:20pm

Sponsored by Pennsbury Historical Commission, Chadds Ford Historical Society, Brandywine Battlefield Park, Brandywine Battlefield Task Force, & Old Kennett Meeting

On the morning of September 11, 1777, the Royal Army advanced in a second column east along the Great Nottingham Road straight at Washington's defenses. Led by General Wilhelm von Knyphausen, they were tasked with engaging the Continental forces along the Brandywine until they heard General Howe's guns from the north indicating that the flanking maneuver had been successful. As they approached today's Longwood Gardens, they were attacked by soldiers commanded by American General William Maxwell. Despite the American delaying tactics, the enemy advanced to the river. Follow the route by bus and hear the description of the battle as well as the role historic resources along the route played. Brandywine Battlefield interpreters will be on each bus. Open House at Brandywine Battlefield Park beginning at 4:30 pm.

Parking: Bus tours begin at 3 pm. Chadds Ford Elementary School, 3 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford.

Cost: FREE, Advance timed reservations required.  

To register go to  http://battlefieldtour2017.eventbrite.com

For questions call 610-459-3342.

For more information about the Chester County Town Tours and Village Walks, visit:  http://www.chescoplanning.org/HisResources/TownTours.cfm

Jul
15
Sat
“Escape Brandywine” Historic Escape Room Experience @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Jul 15 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Escape Brandywine is a new, historically immersive escape room experience available on select Saturdays this Summer!

PURCHASE TICKETS
Tickets are $28 per person - Tickets go on sale Friday, May 26th at 10 am
Tickets must be purchased in advance online, as space is limited.

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!

To purchase your tickets, click here.  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.

For more information about Chadds Ford Historical Society, please visit our website at http://www.chaddsfordhistory.org.

CFHS Historic Houses Reopen for Summer @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Jul 15 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join us for historic house tours and living history demonstrations on Saturdays this Summer!   Our historic properties, the John Chads House andBarns-Brinton House will reopen on Saturdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Houses open Saturdays from 11am-3pm (with tours ending by 4pm).   Tickets can be purchased at the Barn Visitor Center or at each of the houses.   For more information, please visit www.chaddsfordhistory.org.

Jul
22
Sat
CFHS Historic Houses Reopen for Summer @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Jul 22 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join us for historic house tours and living history demonstrations on Saturdays this Summer!   Our historic properties, the John Chads House andBarns-Brinton House will reopen on Saturdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Houses open Saturdays from 11am-3pm (with tours ending by 4pm).   Tickets can be purchased at the Barn Visitor Center or at each of the houses.   For more information, please visit www.chaddsfordhistory.org.

Jul
29
Sat
CFHS Historic Houses Reopen for Summer @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Jul 29 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join us for historic house tours and living history demonstrations on Saturdays this Summer!   Our historic properties, the John Chads House andBarns-Brinton House will reopen on Saturdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Houses open Saturdays from 11am-3pm (with tours ending by 4pm).   Tickets can be purchased at the Barn Visitor Center or at each of the houses.   For more information, please visit www.chaddsfordhistory.org.

Aug
5
Sat
CFHS Historic Houses Reopen for Summer @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Aug 5 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join us for historic house tours and living history demonstrations on Saturdays this Summer!   Our historic properties, the John Chads House andBarns-Brinton House will reopen on Saturdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Houses open Saturdays from 11am-3pm (with tours ending by 4pm).   Tickets can be purchased at the Barn Visitor Center or at each of the houses.   For more information, please visit www.chaddsfordhistory.org.

Aug
12
Sat
CFHS Historic Houses Reopen for Summer @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Aug 12 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join us for historic house tours and living history demonstrations on Saturdays this Summer!   Our historic properties, the John Chads House andBarns-Brinton House will reopen on Saturdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Houses open Saturdays from 11am-3pm (with tours ending by 4pm).   Tickets can be purchased at the Barn Visitor Center or at each of the houses.   For more information, please visit www.chaddsfordhistory.org.

Aug
19
Sat
CFHS Historic Houses Reopen for Summer @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Aug 19 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join us for historic house tours and living history demonstrations on Saturdays this Summer!   Our historic properties, the John Chads House andBarns-Brinton House will reopen on Saturdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Houses open Saturdays from 11am-3pm (with tours ending by 4pm).   Tickets can be purchased at the Barn Visitor Center or at each of the houses.   For more information, please visit www.chaddsfordhistory.org.

Aug
26
Sat
CFHS Historic Houses Reopen for Summer @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Aug 26 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join us for historic house tours and living history demonstrations on Saturdays this Summer!   Our historic properties, the John Chads House andBarns-Brinton House will reopen on Saturdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Houses open Saturdays from 11am-3pm (with tours ending by 4pm).   Tickets can be purchased at the Barn Visitor Center or at each of the houses.   For more information, please visit www.chaddsfordhistory.org.

Sep
2
Sat
CFHS Historic Houses Reopen for Summer @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Sep 2 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join us for historic house tours and living history demonstrations on Saturdays this Summer!   Our historic properties, the John Chads House andBarns-Brinton House will reopen on Saturdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Houses open Saturdays from 11am-3pm (with tours ending by 4pm).   Tickets can be purchased at the Barn Visitor Center or at each of the houses.   For more information, please visit www.chaddsfordhistory.org.

Sep
9
Sat
Chadds Ford Days Festival @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Sep 9 – Sep 10 all-day

Chadds Ford Days began as a way to commemorate the Battle of Brandywine that was fought on September 11, 1777.   This important battle played a pivotal role in shaping our nation's future.   Although the battle was lost, it helped improve military tactics that resulted in winning the War for Independence and saving America.

As the years went by, the Chadds Ford Days festival grew to include over 60 of the region's finest craftsmen and colonial demonstrators, Revolutionary War reenactors, an array of culinary fare from local restaurants and food trucks, brewers and vintners, antique cars, children's activities, live music, special exhibits, historic tours of the John Chads House and so much more.  We invite you to join us for our 52nd annual festival!

September 9th-10th, 2017

Hours:  9th: 10am-7pm

             10th: 10am-5pm  

Barn Visitors Center

1736 Creek Road

Chadds Ford, PA

For detailed event information please visit www.chaddsforddays.com

Admission is $10 for adults 18 and older; free for children under 17. CFHS members are free with membership card. Dogs are welcome too!

This event is hosted by Chadds Ford Historical Society.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ChaddsFordHistory.org or our event site at www.ChaddsFordDays.com

Oct
19
Thu
The Great Pumpkin Carve of Chadds Ford @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Oct 19 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

2017 Great Pumpkin Carve hosted by Chadds Ford Historical Society

Each year at the Great Pumpkin Carve, over 60 carvers gather to sculpt, saw and chisel giant pumpkins – some weighing up to 400 pounds – before crowds of enthusiastic onlookers.  This unique Chadds Ford tradition began in the early 1970’s when Andrew Wyeth and his son, Jamie, were convinced to carve pumpkins for decorating the inside of the Chadds Ford Inn (today Brandywine Prime). Other Chadds Ford artists joined in the carving and, within a few years, the event spread from the Inn’s front porch all the way across the lawn of the Chadds Ford Gallery. As the Pumpkin Carve grew it moved to larger and larger venues, finally landing in the meadow behind the Chadds Ford Historical Society in 1992.

The Great Pumpkin Carve, hosted by Chadds Ford Historical Society, is a family friendly event that is guaranteed to get everyone in the halloween spirit. There are hayrides offered for the kids, food vendors, live music and much more.  Live pumpkin carving contest takes place on Thursday evening.  The pumpkins will be lit after the carving is completed and then displayed all three nights-Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 7 to 17 and FREE for CFHS members

For more information, please visit www.ChaddsFordHistory.org or www.GreatPumpkinCarve.com.

Oct
20
Fri
The Great Pumpkin Carve of Chadds Ford @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Oct 20 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

2017 Great Pumpkin Carve hosted by Chadds Ford Historical Society

Each year at the Great Pumpkin Carve, over 60 carvers gather to sculpt, saw and chisel giant pumpkins – some weighing up to 400 pounds – before crowds of enthusiastic onlookers.  This unique Chadds Ford tradition began in the early 1970’s when Andrew Wyeth and his son, Jamie, were convinced to carve pumpkins for decorating the inside of the Chadds Ford Inn (today Brandywine Prime). Other Chadds Ford artists joined in the carving and, within a few years, the event spread from the Inn’s front porch all the way across the lawn of the Chadds Ford Gallery. As the Pumpkin Carve grew it moved to larger and larger venues, finally landing in the meadow behind the Chadds Ford Historical Society in 1992.

The Great Pumpkin Carve, hosted by Chadds Ford Historical Society, is a family friendly event that is guaranteed to get everyone in the halloween spirit. There are hayrides offered for the kids, food vendors, live music and much more.  Live pumpkin carving contest takes place on Thursday evening.  The pumpkins will be lit after the carving is completed and then displayed all three nights-Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 7 to 17 and FREE for CFHS members

For more information, please visit www.ChaddsFordHistory.org or www.GreatPumpkinCarve.com.

Oct
21
Sat
The Great Pumpkin Carve of Chadds Ford @ Chadds Ford Historical Society
Oct 21 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

2017 Great Pumpkin Carve hosted by Chadds Ford Historical Society

Each year at the Great Pumpkin Carve, over 60 carvers gather to sculpt, saw and chisel giant pumpkins – some weighing up to 400 pounds – before crowds of enthusiastic onlookers.  This unique Chadds Ford tradition began in the early 1970’s when Andrew Wyeth and his son, Jamie, were convinced to carve pumpkins for decorating the inside of the Chadds Ford Inn (today Brandywine Prime). Other Chadds Ford artists joined in the carving and, within a few years, the event spread from the Inn’s front porch all the way across the lawn of the Chadds Ford Gallery. As the Pumpkin Carve grew it moved to larger and larger venues, finally landing in the meadow behind the Chadds Ford Historical Society in 1992.

The Great Pumpkin Carve, hosted by Chadds Ford Historical Society, is a family friendly event that is guaranteed to get everyone in the halloween spirit. There are hayrides offered for the kids, food vendors, live music and much more.  Live pumpkin carving contest takes place on Thursday evening.  The pumpkins will be lit after the carving is completed and then displayed all three nights-Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 7 to 17 and FREE for CFHS members

For more information, please visit www.ChaddsFordHistory.org or www.GreatPumpkinCarve.com.