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Chester County Historical Society

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

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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84 reviews 84 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
166 helpful votes 166 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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