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Chester County Historical Society

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Address: 225 North High Street, West Chester, PA 19380
Phone Number: (610) 692-4800
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Wed - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Walking tour of West Chester

Well informed guide and wonderful architectural features in this quaint town; tour was about 90 minutes through the down town area

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Melody M
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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Well informed guide and wonderful architectural features in this quaint town; tour was about 90 minutes through the down town area

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a small but excellent museum with displays, changing exhibits and a library dedicated to the history of Chester County. Chester County's affluence is reflected in the collection showing a wealth of tall clocks, portraiture, silver and fine furniture. A section is for children with period clothes to try and children's toys and games of the past.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Reviewing this as a venue for event only, not touring the museum. Went here for a charity event and I was impressed. They had a coat check and someone at the front desk to direct us to the event. The staircase is a nice entrance and the room itself that the event was in was spacious and had a stage.... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I am specifically reviewing the Historical Clothing Exhibit that the Museum recently showed and was tremendously impressed by the variety and quality of the clothing. The Museum also presented the clothing in a beautiful and artful way, very professional. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Museum.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I learned a lot about West Chester with the walking tour. The Historical Society was interesting as well.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went into this place thinking it would take us 15 or 20 minutes to peruse everything they had. A couple of hours later, we were still investigating the awesome array of historic memorabilia in the place. Not to be missed.

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Having lived in a historical part of our country for almost all my life, I found it amazing how much history there is and how things tie together when you take the time to visit the West Chester Historical Society. I found it to be very enlightening. Excellent!

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Philadelphia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The history that you can get here is pretty decent, but I guess I was expecting more. There is a cute kids section, and it's nice to see old maps of Chesco, but all in all I was expecting more.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

this exhibition owns first quality historical items relevant to the chester county area...antiques, photos, ancestry records and also creates temporary exhibits which are creative and informative. they also sponsor excellent lectures.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very interesting place with good displays and special events. Well done . The staff are very helpful to ensure you find what you are looking for.

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Additional Information about Chester County Historical Society

Address: 225 North High Street, West Chester, PA 19380
Phone Number: (610) 692-4800
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  West Chester
Open Hours:
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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