Originally the Longwood Progressive Quaker Meeting House and was involved in the Underground Railroad; Our Information Center offers information on the entire Brandywine Valley attractions, restaurants, accommodations and special events. Located at 300 Greenwood Road in Kennett Square, PA, near Longwood Gardens. We look forward to being of service to you and your family!
Guided tours, bread baking and cooking demonstrations at John Chads House and Barns-Brinton House, a rare colonial tavern; Exhibits in the Barn Visitors Center and special events throughout the year; Chadds Ford Days in September, The Great Pumpkin Carve in October and Candlelight Christmas in December.
A quiet country cemetery, originally belonging to the Charlestown Presbyterian Church, was changed forever by the Revolutionary War; Victims of the harsh winter conditions of the Valley Forge encampment, more than 200 soldiers of the Revolutionary War lie here in unmarked graves.
Chester County Historical Society is an exceptional setting for any event. Situated in downtown West Chester, adjacent to hotels, boutique shops and fine dining, CCHS is the perfect venue for conferences, concerts, weddings, intimate dinners and much more. Vaulted ceilings, a three-story atrium, beautiful terrace and 2,800 square feet of convertible space are just a few of the highlights of this handicap accessible historic building in Chester County. Other amenities include full audio and visual system, free wi-fi, and access to our award-winning museum.
Ephrata Cloister is a National Historic Landmark and one of America’s earliest religious communities. Founded in 1732 by a German immigrant this community left us a unique legacy in their architecture, music, calligraphy and printing. Historic Ephrata Cloister epitomizes Pennsylvania’s rich history of religious and intellectual freedom. Tours offered year round.
We are a community-based organization that preserves and protects endangered land and natural resources in northern Chester County. The Trust works collaboratively with individual landowners, local, county and state government, and other conservation organizations to ensure the preservation of the French and Pickering Creeks watersheds, which contain some of the most scenic lands in Pennsylvania
Historic Sugartown is a beautifully restored 19th century village crossroads. Sugartown became a bustling village corner during the late 1800’s, bringing people together to exchange news, conduct business and share their lives as a community. Come and be part of our tour. Hours: Saturdays 11am-4pm and Sundays, 1-4pm beginning May 3rd. If using GPS, enter 273 Boot Road, Malvern, PA
The history of Hopewell Furance spans two centuries — from its untouched natural state as a part of the great eastern American forests — to its rebirth as a recreational and cultural history area. In between are the stories of industrial development, technology, community, craftsmanship, and natural resources that together changed America.
Learn about the history all around us, here in this "hotbed of abolitionism." One of our guides will be glad to join you in your car, bus, or van and lead a tour for a modest donation. Call 484-734-0079 to make arrangements for a tour. Tours will depart from the Chester County Visitors Center near the entrance of Longwood Gardens.
Historic homes of the Lukens and Huston families, founders Lukens Steel Co; Tours are available on Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm. Our last tour begins at 3:00pm. We are proud to announce we are now a “Blue Star Museum” and welcome America’s active duty military personnel and their families.
While you’re here…
There’s much to do in the Brandywine Valley but if you’re looking for a day trip, then nearby Philadelphia has a wealth of museums, activities and history appealing to all ages.