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Chester County Historical Society

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The Clippings File is a Treasure!

I have been here several times over the years researching my Chester County ancestors. The staff... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2018
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Chester County History for Everyone

I visited the Chester County Historical Society about 2 weeks ago, the first time in more than a... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2018
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225 N High St, West Chester, PA 19380-2658
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+1 610-692-4800
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

I have been here several times over the years researching my Chester County ancestors. The staff have always been very helpful. There are a lot of resources here. My favorite though, is the newspapers clippings file. It is catalogued by surname and has news items...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

I visited the Chester County Historical Society about 2 weeks ago, the first time in more than a year. I was so glad I made the time for a visit - the CCHS has expanded it'a already interesting and relevant features and exhibits. They reflect...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed February 13, 2018

The historical society museum is very interesting. The exhibits are very well presented around the small town local history. Do not miss.

Thank Angela S
Reviewed February 8, 2018

The whole place is very interesting, if you want to feel, not just the typical Philadelphia history, but how people lived back in the days, and how history being made touched the lives of everyday citizens back in the days.

Thank TammyLamk
Reviewed February 5, 2018

Although there is a fee for working here, it is well worth it, and the staff is VERY helpful. I had access to records from the 18th century as well as good internet access for using my computer. For local information and for genealogical work,...More

Thank LSTMARK
Reviewed January 1, 2018

This local museum is a gem in downtown West Chester. There are permanent exhibits highlighting Chester County's rich history, and a variety of temporary displays that speak to history or culture. The gift shop has many wonderful locally-made and/or related items, so you can take...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed November 5, 2017

Great library for genealogy research on West Chester PA area families. Friendly and helpful librarian.

Thank Laura22003
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Interesting look at the center of Chester County and the wealth of history that makes it such a great place to live. Recommend.

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Reviewed June 22, 2017

Went to the Chester County Historical Society. Impressive. Parked right outside. Lots of interesting history of Chester county. Well worth the $6.00 admission. Many rooms. Spent about an hour and a half there.

Thank DCShaker
Reviewed June 19, 2017

The historical society puts on a summer tour series that takes you through the history of Chester County - West Chester/Brandywine Revolutionary War events. They have tour guides and some time reenactors to make the tour interesting. The tour is free and great for any...More

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Just give them a call. Visit their website. 610.692.4800
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