Links: History And Historic Sites
Chadds Ford Historical Society
The Chadds Ford Historical Society (CFHS) is a private, non-profit, community based, volunteer organization that has restored and maintains three pre-Revolutionary buildings which are open to the public as House Museums.
Brandywine Battlefield Park
Brandywine Battlefield Park serves the educational needs of the public through the preservation of the cultural landscape and the interpretation of the largest single day battle of the American Revolution. The Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates, a non-profit community-based organization, supports and assists the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission by conducting the daily operations of the site.
Newlin Grist Mill
The Newlin Grist Mill and the surrounding 160-acre park is a place for exploration of both history and the environment. With its working grist mill, programs, and nature trails, the Newlin Grist Mill is where Learning Is Fun! Whether you are involved in preservation, education, outdoor recreation, or just relaxing, there is something for you.
The Christian C. Sanderson Museum
The Christian C. Sanderson Museum is a private, non-profit enterprise located in the historic village of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. The museum exhibits the eclectic collection of historical relics, artifacts, and memorabilia acquired by Christian Sanderson over a period of more than 75 years. The museum was founded in 1967, and is operated almost entirely by volunteers.
Thomas Massey House
The Thomas Massey House is a monument to the American dream – the home of an indentured servant who became a landowner, and like the American dream the house has endured over 300 years. The Thomas Massey House is one of the oldest English Quaker homes in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is on the National Register of Historical Places, and the Historical American Building Survey.
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Renowned for its holdings of the Wyeth family of artists, the Museum features galleries dedicated to the work of N. C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth. The Museum’s outstanding Heritage Collection is a cross section of American art, with a special focus on artistic practice in the Brandywine valley. Nineteenth- and twentieth-century landscape paintings testify to the beauty which drew well-known artists to the area. Important portraits, still life paintings and notable holdings in American illustration add diversity and breadth to this unique collection.