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Chadds Ford Historical Society Hosts 28th Candlelight Christmas


As it has for almost three decades, the Chadds Ford Historical Society is celebrating the holiday season with its Candlelight Christmas again this year.

Fifteen historic and distinctive homes are decked out in seasonal splendor in the Unionville and Marlborough Village area. Most of the homes date back to the 18th and early-mid 19th centuries. John Chads House (circa 1725), Taggart’s Tavern (1800), the Marlborough Meetinghouse (1801) and the Christian Sanderson Museum (early 1840s) along with many others are decorated and host visitors. Each year visitors have been pleased with the rustic décor and festive cheer. Due to the variety of architectural styles and unique features of every structure, the event is a wonderful experience for the entire family.

A printed tour guide with locations and a map will be provided. Guests may visit the homes in any order; a shuttle bus will be available for homes without on-site parking. Tickets may be purchased at the Barn Visitor Center, 1736 Creek Road (Old Route 100) in Chadds Ford, Pa. For more information, please contact the Chadds Ford Historical Society at 610-388-7376 or visit their website at www.chaddsfordhistory.org.

Gene Pisasale is an author and lecturer based in Kennett Square. He’s written six books focusing on local and regional history. Gene’s latest book is The Civil War ? Rebirth of A Nation, which highlights the causes, personalities, major battles and aftermath of America’s greatest conflict, including sites on the Underground Railroad in southern Chester County. Gene’s website is www.GenePisasale.com.