DELAWARE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO THE GOVERNOR'S COVID-19 GUIDELINES. We will reopen by appointment only in the New Year. In the meantime, please visit our new Virtual Museum Gallery to view our current displays.
DCHS recognizes that the collective health of our community comes first and wishes everyone a safe and healthy holiday season and New Year. Our historic archives will be ready for you to explore once we bounce back!
4,500+ books on local genealogy & county history
200 original and/or copies of handwritten documents from colonial period
William Penn original documents, land grants & wills
Family Bible Collection
350,000 historic documents
Yearbooks dating back to 1880
Newspaper & Census Collection
Current Exhibit "Another Glimpse of Delaware County History"
Furniture Collection & Staged Rooms
Farm Equipment Collection
Touch & Learn Artifact Table
Children experience hands-on educational learning
Learn the historic significance of Delaware County through play
Discover an 18th century one-room schoolhouse and...
Explore a child's bedroom and an adult parlor from colonial times
Book a School or Group Tour!
The mission of Delaware County Historical Society (DCHS) is to collect, protect and preserve the history and culture of Delaware County, PA making it accessible to all by providing strong educational outreach.
Since 1895, DCHS has been gathering and sharing the stories of the county and its people.
Where history comes to life.
2021 VIRTUAL MUSEUM GALLERY
COVID-19 RECOLLECTIONS PROJECT
408 Avenue of the States
Chester, PA 19013
(across from City Hall)
Free parking lot located on
W. 4th St. & City Hall Pl.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
(due to Covid-19 guidelines- please contact us by phone or email to schedule your visit)
Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 10AM - 4PM
Thursday: 10AM - 6:30PM