Pennsylvania

Chadds Ford Historical Society

Three 18th-century homes and a modern Visitors Center offer groups the opportunity to experience what life was like 300 years ago. Groups can learn colonial games, write with quill pens, tour a historic house, and learn traditional campfire-building techniques. Visitors are encouraged to think about how life has changed and the ways chores, education, and leisure activities were different as they view live demonstrations of skills such as open-hearth cooking, spinning, weaving, and bread baking. The Historical Society also offers a come-to-you program, where in-character educators come to your location for a lesson and demonstration.
 
Contact Info
Address: 1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317. Chester County. Tel: 610-388-7376. Email: education@chaddsfordhistory.org. Website: www.chaddsfordhistory.org. Hrs: Vary. 
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-4 hours. Cost: Fee.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue