Home of Delaware County Historical Society

Delaware County Historical Society (DCHS) is housed in the historic (circa. 1814) National Bank building, located in Chester, Delaware County, between City Hall and the 1724 Chester Courthouse, the oldest public building in continuous use in the United States.


As the preeminent historical society of Delaware County, it represents the collective history of the entire county. Delaware County Historical Society remains true to its original mission from 1895, “To collect, protect and preserve the history and culture of Delaware County and make it accessible through strong educational outreach.”


All ages from young children to seniors will enjoy a visit to Delaware County Historical Society, which houses a Research Library, a Museum Gallery, a Children’s Education Center and several period themed rooms filled with furniture from as early as the 17th century.


Delaware County Historical Society is open to the public, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 4pm, Thursday from 10am to 6:30pm and the second Saturday of the month from 10am to 2pm. Private appointments and group tours are available upon request. Visits are free, with donations graciously accepted. For more information, please email dchs.pa@gmail.com or call 610-359-0832.