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The beauty of Chester County has served as an inspiration for centuries. Enjoy the enchantment of some of the area's top gardens are arboretums, then rediscover those vistas through the works of the Wyeth family and other regional artists.

Arts, Culture & Garden

Tyler Arboretum

The Arboretum features beautiful exhibits of heritage magnolias, cherries, crabapples, hollies, lilacs, as well as 11 acres of rhododendrons and azaleas. Herbs are featured in the Fragrance Garden and the Vegetable Demonstration Garden promotes healthy and delicious eating.

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center

A theater for live performances and film in historic downtown West Chester, PA.  The theater has nine resident companies with three separate performance spaces. With over 50 performing arts organizations within a 10-mile radius, the theater is fast becoming a home for groups such as the Concordia Chorus, Brandywine Singers, Brandywine Ballet and Balance Dance Company.

WCU Live

The WCU Live series presents the best of touring international artists in a variety of performances ranging from dance, music and theatre as well as family productions.

Welkinweir

At the heart of a 55 acre arboretum of mature specimens of rare and unusual trees and shrubs and formal gardens is an historic estate house that spans three centuries, designed to compliment the natural beauty of the secluded valley. Listed on the National Register, the 200-acre permanently protected property features forested, riparian, and meadow hiking trails.

Wharton Esherick Museum

The Wharton Esherick Museum provides guided tours through the National Historic Landmark studio/home of the late Wharton Esherick; displaying his paintings, woodcuts, sculpture, sculptural furniture and furnishings.

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

The premier museum of American decorative arts, with an unparalleled collection of nearly 90,000 objects made or used in America between about 1640 and 1860. The collection is displayed in the magnificent 175-room house, set amidst a 1,000-acre preserve of rolling meadows and woodlands.

Woodlands at Phillips – Mushroom Exhibit

Stop by and visit Phillips Mushroom Farms in our restored 1828 family farmhouse.  Phillips is a third generation owned and operated mushroom farm.  Our retail store and growing exhibit is housed on the original Phillips family farm.  The store offers fresh Phillips mushrooms and unique mushroom items.   Take a short walk to our mushroom growing exhibit where you can see mushrooms growing in their substrate and learn the growing and cooking processes through videos.

The Colorful History of Yellow Springs

Today a popular destination for both history buffs and art lovers, Historic Yellow Springs has a rich past as a welcoming home for creativity. Learn more in this educational look at the town from the Chester County Press.

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