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Chester County Historical Society

225 North High Street, West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 692-4800
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in West Chester
Type: Museums
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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291 reviews 291 reviews
46 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is a very interesting local museum. There is a lot of information about early Chester county. It is a fun place for someone like me who grew up in the area.

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Wilmington, DE
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12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I couldn't believe the quality of the clothing-- beautifully preserved and such attention to details made the exhibit a must-see.

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West Chester, PA
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I've been here twice on field trips with my second grade class. CCHS is a local gem. You will learn about furniture making, colonial toys and more. The best part of CCHS is the walking tour of town. After living in West Chester for over 25 years, I discovered incredible things about our wonderful town. West Chester is one of... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

You won't regret a trip to the CCHS. Great for a winter/rainy day. So many interesting exhibits. Gust go. Really worth the price of admission.

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Bellingham, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I found information that I was looking for. If your family is from this area west chester it is a must to check out your family file.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We hosted our son's wedding rehearsal dinner and cocktail party here during the "storm of the century"! Despite the snowstorm and the threat of power outage the event went off without a hitch. Our guests had access to the awesome little museum with a very helpful docent. When the DVD player acted up during our slideshow, Tara went above and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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156 reviews 156 reviews
21 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is an amazing little museum. The exhibits delight the eye and are well captioned, so that I could learn why the object were significant. The costume collection is nationally known. I was particularly struck by the quality of the gift shop: there were many unusual local history books, and all the souvenirs were well-made and instructive. Even the tote... More

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Exton, Pennsylvania
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I disagree with the easy parking in an earlier post --adequate is more accurate to me--a parking garage 1/2 block away which is overpriced to me --I paid 7-8 dollars to park while I had lunch --there may be free time --Sat maybe? There is a little on street parking and a small parking lot nearby --West Chester has parking... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

For those of you that would like to see how big historical events (e.g., the Civil War) affected people on the local level. For those who'd like to have substrate for High School students preparing for National History Day presenations. For those who delight in seeing how the artifacgts that were the stables of peoples daily lives as a way... More

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washington dc
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

This is a small museum that has some very interesting information including local agriculture, the history of local abolitionism, and furniture. We wanted more and were sorry that the clothing exhibit was not up yet. My daughter loved the hoopskirt in the kids dress up area.

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