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Chadds Ford Historical Society

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The Great Pumpkin Carve 2018

The cost per adult is $15.00. Free parking. Admission includes 1 ticket to vote for your favorite... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Reading, Pennsylvania
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Repository of local Chadds Ford history by enthusiastic curator

They have frequent talks in the center but also their Tavern Talks at the Barns-Brinton House... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
Philadephia, United States
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

The cost per adult is $15.00. Free parking. Admission includes 1 ticket to vote for your favorite pumpkin. Parking is in a field. While temporary outdoor lights are present, you may want to bring a flashlight. Port-a-potties are available. A live band performs. Food vendors...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

They have frequent talks in the center but also their Tavern Talks at the Barns-Brinton House. Close to Hank's Place restaurant.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Mike C, Owner at Chadds Ford Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you for your support! We hope to see you again here soon.

Reviewed 22 October 2017

A temperature perfect October night brought massive crowds to the see the prize winning carved pumpkins on the grounds of the historical society. Although it was extremely well organized, by 8 pm the parking area was closed to new comers and the lines to enter...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank ricky2246
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This $26 per person exercise takes about 90 minutes, if you are good. Locked in an authentic colonial room as a Revolutionary War Spy for the Americans, you have to decipher a mind-boggling series of clues, find the key and the secret battle plans and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank steveplotkin
Alli S, Programs and Development Manager at Chadds Ford Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed our Escape Room even if it was challenging. I hope you still managed to retrieve the battle plans and save General Washington and the Revolution! We appreciate your additional information about the experience as well.

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Attend the great pumpkin carve in October, it's amazing! Prior to this, had only seen record-setting pumpkins on TV. I can only imagine how cool this and how huge the carved pumpkins are for kids when it was so amazing to me. People are so...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Stacey S
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A friend and I attended the annual Chadds Ford Days. At $10 each, admission was pricey for the paltry selection of craft vendors. The band was good and there was a good variety of food vendors. However, I am not a fan of having to...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank Susan8888
Reviewed 26 March 2016

The CFHS is a hidden gem offering a wide range of experiences for all ages and from all backgrounds in knowledge and understanding about our local colonial era history. They have exhibits/tours at the John Chad House, the Barns-Brinton House and the Visitor Center. They...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Maureen L
CF_History, Manager at Chadds Ford Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2016

Maureen, Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review! We're glad you've had such a positive experience with the historical society and we hope to see you at one of our future events. -Allison

Reviewed 24 March 2016

Chadds Ford Winery is a fabulous local winery that makes wonderful, though a bit pricey, wines. They have lots of fun social events, such as music and food festivals, in addition to everyday wine tastings. It's definitely worth a visit if you are in the...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank caseyjaredkate
Reviewed 20 October 2015

We were in Chadds Ford and discovered that many of the sites were closed on Monday and Tuesday (when we were there). We happened to be driving by the historical society on Tuesday morning and saw cars out front so stopped by. To our delight,...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank entrancodude
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Enjoyed learning how Chadds Ford, PA got its name and viewing the house where John Chadd ran a tavern. There is not much to see in the museum so our visit was brief.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank katiemaggie45
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