Chadds Ford is a township of 3,170 people (as of 2000) on the western outskirts of Philadelphia in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
The Chadds Ford community was named after John Chadds, who began operating a ferry there in 1737. Historically, one of the major events that draws tourists near is the Battle of the Brandywine fought by George Washington and his troops, which was a major defeat for troops in 1777.
Chadds Ford is on US-1, between Philadelphia and Baltimore, Maryland. It's also near the intersection of US-1 and US-202, which leads south to Wilmington, Delaware.
- Brandywine Battlefield Box 202 (610-459-3342). The Battle of Brandywine, fought September 11, 1777, was one of the bloodiest in the region. The park includes George Washington's rebuilt headquarters.
- Historic Chadds Ford Town Hall #10 Station Way Road
- Brandywine River Museum Routes 1 & 100 (610.388.2700) 
- Franklin Mint' US Route 1. (610.459.6168) 
- Local Events Chadds Ford Days - September (dates vary each year)and Landsdown Arts Festival - September
If you would like to look/buy historical items from Chadds Ford it is recommended that you visit:
- The Brandywine River Museum US Rt. 1 , Chadds Ford - After looking at all of the local and famous art work mostly by the Wyeth family, you can visit the Gift Shop. "The Museum Shop offers art reproductions, posters, gift items, books and other publications related to the Brandywine River Museum's exhibitions and collections, as well as environmental publications published by the Brandywine Conservancy's Environmental Management Center. The Museum Shop at the Brandywine River Museum is open daily, except Christmas, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The website for the Museum Shop is always open. For more information, call the Museum Shop at 610-388-8326 or send an email to [email protected] " 
Nearby shopping centers:
- The Shopps at Brinton Lake Brinton Lake is located at Brinton Lake Rd. and Rt. 1. The stores include J.Crew, Talbots, Eddie Bauer, Anthropologie, Gymboree, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, Chico's, Victoria's Secret, Lavella Salon; Spa, Galan Gifts.
- Chadds Ford Restaurant & Pub, 1400 Baltimore Pike (1 mile South of Rts. 1 & 202 intersection), ☎ +1-610 459-8453, . Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy a relaxing meal in a 190 year old Tavern in heart of Historical Brandywine Valley.
- The Gables, ☎ Route 1, . Live jazz Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations recommended.
- Hank's Place, (Intersection of US Route 1 and 100 (Creek Rd)), ☎ +1-610 388-7061. A local restaurant that has been around for more than 16 years and is located right in the middle of the Wyeth Country (famous artists who grew up and live in Chadds Ford). Hank's was recently remodeled to create more seating for customers. Hank's is known for their good homestyle cooking and friendly service. This place is truly on of the best places to stop and eat, talk, and enjoy the day.
- Meaghan's, (Route 202 a few miles into crossing the border from Delaware to Pennsylvania, on your right by Brusters Ice Cream). Open from the crack of dawn until 2PM. There is a limited amount of seating, but service is fast and it is definitely worth the wait! Decorated in a turquoise color, friendly service, and where all the locals gather to eat and talk.
- PF Changs China Bistro, 983 Baltimore Pike (in Brinton Lake Shopping Center), ☎ +1-610 545-3030. The style of food ranges from spicy, sweet,mild, saucy and the portions are considered "family sized" portions, meaning they are big enough to share with the table. Prices are reasonable, and take-out is available. Reservations may be needed during dinner hours.
- Ruby's Diner 919 Baltimore Pike (Rt.1) in the Brinton Lake Shopping Center - (610)358-1983. Ruby's Diner is unlike any other restaurant. This family restaurant is designed to look like an old fashioned Diner in the 1940's. It is equipped with a real motorcycle as decoration, sparkled ruby red seats (booth or table) as well as two trains circling overhead on a train track. They also have the most delicious milkshakes and burgers you will ever taste! This restaurant is perfect to take your family to. They serve Breakfast until 11, lunch and dinner!
- TGI Fridays Located at 200 Painter's Crossing - (484)840-9230(shopping center)as well as another location about 15 minutes from Chadds Ford, 301 Rocky Run Pkwy (302)479-7170
- Bobby Chez Cafe New restaurant located at 100 Evergreen Dr (The Shops at Brinton Lake) - 302-610-358-5020. This small restaurant offers take-out as well as dining in. They are known for their seafood,but mostly their crab cakes. It is not too expensive, unless you order alcohol, then the bill will rack up pretty quickly, but the food is worth the money!
- McKenzie Brew House Route 202
- Chaddsfords Winery 159 Beaver Valley Rd (215.483.6544) 
- Duffer's Pub Located in Concordville on Rt. 1 - (610)558-2122 Approximately 10 minutes from Chadds Ford.
- Ryan's Pub An Irish American Pub and Restuarant about 20 minutes away from Chadds Ford, into West Chester, PA. Located at the heart of downtown West Chester at 124 West Gay Street.
- Barnaby's of America Another bar located in the heart of downtown West Chester @ 15 South High Street.
- Brandywine River Hotel 610.388.1200 • Routes 1 & 100 
- Pennsbury Inn 883 Baltimore Pike (610.388.1435) 
- Fairville Inn Route 52 (610.322.5900) 
- Hampton Inn & Suites 40 State Farm Drive, Glen Mills (610)358-9540 
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 1110 Baltimore Pike (Rt.1), Concordville-Brandywine (877)863-4780 
- Staybridge Suites 400 Evergreen Drive, Glen Mills - (610)358-2560 
- Best Western Concordville Hotel & Conference Center Route 322 & US Route 1, Concordville - (610)358-9400 
- Hilton Garden Inn Kennett Square, 815 E Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, ☎ 610-444-9100, . checkin: 4PM; checkout: noon.
- Fairfield Inn & Suites Kennett Square, 719 E Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, ☎ 610-444-8995, .
|Routes through Chadds Ford