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Exploration, entertainment, and excitement for all ages is around every corner in Chester County! From hands-on demonstrations to interactive exhibits and tours, even the youngest visitors will find themselves enthralled and engaged in all the Brandywine Valley has to offer.

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Newlin Grist Mill

 Discover both hisotry and nature with a working 1704 Grist Mill; over eight miles of trails, daily tours, monthly programs and archaeological excavations and special events. See our website for further information. 

Northbrook Canoe Company

Canoes, Kayaks, Tubing; Open May-Oct from 9am, 7 days/week, Advanced reservations for all trips necessary. Call ahead & let us help you plan a wonderful day on the Brandywine.

Nottingham County Park

The 651-acre park sits atop an outcropping of serpentine stone greater then one square mile in size – one of the largest serpentine barrens on the East Coast. It features former feldspar and serpentine quarries, and numerous former chromite ore mines. For its natural history and conservation efforts, the National Park Service recognized Nottingham County Park as a National Natural Landmark in 2008.

Old Caln Meeting House

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Old Caln contains historic benches and is surrounded by a traditional Quaker cemetery of 730 graves in a beautiful natural setting.

Oxford Main Street, Inc.

Oxford’s downtown is a charming village rich with history and selection.  Stop by and discover the exciting mix of unique shops and dining delights.  Visit our Downtown Oxford Directory anytime at www.oxfordmainstreet.org.

Paoli Battlefield Historic Park

Site of the Paoli Massacre, Sept 20, 1777; Interpretive signs throughout battlefield, restored as in 1777.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art and catch a world-class exhibition or get to know the masterpieces that live year-round in the Museum’s 200+ galleries.  Discover stunning architectural spaces and period rooms see van Gogh’s Sunflowers, and explore the only Museum dedicated to Rodin outside France. Kids under 12 are always free.

Philadelphia Zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo, America’s first zoo, is home to more than 1,300 rare and endangered animals from around the world. Whether a first-time visitor or a long-time supporter, you will find something new each time you walk through our 43-acre Victorian Garden.

Pickering Valley Golf Club

The 18-hole "Pickering Valley" features 6,572 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72; the course rating is 71.0 and it has a slope rating of 127.  Designed by John Thompson, the Pickering Valley golf course opened in 1985. Gerald W. Thompson manages the course as the Superintendent.

Pinot’s Palette

Paint. Drink. Have Fun.Discover a new way to unwind with your friends. Reconnect over your favorite beverages while a local artist guides you through painting your own masterpiece.

Plantation Field International Horse Trials

The triathlon of the horse world, eventing is a true test of horsemanship, comprised of three varied and challenging phases: dressage, cross-country jumping and show jumping. Eventing is a sport rich in equestrian tradition, reflecting the countryside lifestyle inherent to Chester County.

Port Providence Paddle Canoe & Kayak Rentals

Let us make your next group or company outing unforgettable. We rent out canoes, kayaks, and river tubing. There is nothing more fun than to be on the scenic Schuylkill River with a group of friends spending the day paddling on a hot summer afternoon.

Primitive Hall Foundation

A non-profit organization dedicated to preserving this original Joseph Pennock property that dates back to the 1700’s.  This handsom Manor House was one of Chester County’s original Penn Grant properties.

Radley Run Golf Course

Radley Run is a great 18 hole regulation course located at the Radley Run Country Club facility in West Chester.  From the longest tees it offers 6,830 yards of golf for a par of 72.  The course was designed by Alfred H. Tull, ASGCA and opened in 1965. We are a private equity facility golf course with an “Accompanied by Member” guest policy.

Schmidt’s Christmas Tree Farm

Corn Maze Autumn Adventures by Schmidt’s Tree Farm at Paradocx Vineyard weekends September through October also enjoy our Christmas Shoppe specializing in German ornaments; Live reindeer, wagon rides, refreshments, live trees, wreaths, fresh greens.

Schuylkill River Heritage Area

Sponsors the annual Schuylkill River Sojourn; Manages Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area programs that build partnerships to revitalize the Schuylkill River Valleys communities and restore its natural resources.

Schuylkill River Heritage Center at Phoenixville

The Schuylkill River Heritage Center, located in the Foundry Building, tells the story of the Industrial legacy of the Schuylkill River and the former Phoenix Iron and Steel Company. Resources in Chester County and communities along the Schuylkill River Watershed are available.

Springton Manor Farm

Initially part of a William Penn Manor, Springton has been in agricultural use since the early 1700’s. On this 300 acre demonstration farm, you can meet the animals.  An interpretive nature trail ends at a catch & release fishing pond.  Free Rod & Reel Loaner Program also. Enjoy our unique trails that range in distance and terrain.  Our Penn Oak Nature Trail was designed around natural, cultural and historical features.  It encompasses several stations allowing visitors to study wildlife and habitat up close. 

St. Peters Village

Saint Peters is a community located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The village is a historic 19th century industrial ‘company village’ at the Falls of French Creek in Warwick Township. The village is located in the Hopewell Big Woods.

Strasburg Rail Road

 Your 45-minute steam train ride is only the beginning! Travel through scenic Lancaster County as Amish farmland passes you by, stop for a picnic, enjoy railroad activities at the station, browse unique shops, or indulge yourself aboard First Class. Seasonal adventures include Day Out With ThomasTM, Christmas Trains, and the popular Wine & Cheese Train.

Chester County

Time travel at the Chester County Historical Society Museum

The best way to help history come alive for young and old is to get face-to-face with relics of an era gone by. Housed in two historic buildings -- one dating as far back as 1840s -- the Chester County Historical Society Museum is the perfect place to discover timeworn treasures from the region and a kid-friendly, hands-on history lab.

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