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Chester County Historical Society

225 North High Street, West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 692-4800
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West Chester, PA
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17 reviews 17 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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PA
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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
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
21 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 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
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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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The exhibits are easy to navigate and informative. There's a lot of interesting information on the Underground Railroad in Chester County.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you have folks coming in form out of town, this ia a great spot to show them...then walk around downtown. If you are from here, they have an INCREDIBLE collection of items and resources to dig into. Time spent here is time well spent! I would suggest the membership - a lot of return for the money.

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