Due to health safety precautions, DCHS will be closed until further notice. Stay safe!

Leather Bound Books
  • 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

  • Maps & Atlases


Current Exhibit "Another Glimpse of Delaware County History"

  • 75,000+ Photographs

  • Painting Collection

  • Celebrated Portraits

  • Furniture Collection & Staged Rooms

  • War Artifacts

  • Clothing Collection

  • 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. 

Restoration Project


Help to restore and preserve Abraham Lincoln's 1860 Campaign Banner.



(610) 359-0832


(610) 872-0502


(610) 872-0503




408 Avenue of the States

Chester, PA 19013

(free parking lot located on

W. 4th St. & City Hall Pl.)

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 10AM - 4PM

Thursday: 10AM - 6:30PM

2nd Saturday of Each Month 9AM - 2PM

(Closed Tuesdays)



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