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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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A Hidden Gem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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303 reviews 303 reviews
46 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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PA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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