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Breakfast & Historic Walking Tour at the Lincoln Room

This Saturday, June 15th, Come out and celebrate the history of West Chester with a breakfast and historic walking tour presented by the Lincoln Room. There is a preset breakfest menu followed by a guided walking tour which explores the history of West Chester dating back from 1713. It will cost $20 per person with breakfast at 8:00am and the walking tour at 9:30am. For more information on the event click here or visit www.lincolnroomwestchester.com.


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Ghost Tours of West Chester | Starting this Friday

The Ghost Tours of West Chester begin again for the season this coming Friday, September 28th! They consist of a walking tour with tales of ghosts, folklore and history. Your guide will lead you on a 90-minute walk through the spooky lanes of downtown neighborhoods where you’ll explore the land of the shadow people, learn of lost souls of the Underground Railroad, and hear about the West Chester gallows where horse thieves and murderers were hanged. New stories and tours added for the season.

The Ghost Tours of West Chester start at The Lincoln Room (28 West Market, 610-696-2102). Tours begin at 8:00 pm and doors open at 7:00 pm rain or shine. Courtyard Grill will be open for light sandwiches, snacks and beverages before the tours. Price is $10 per person ages 5 years and up. Reservations required call 610-696-2102.

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Celebrate U.S. Presidents | September 19th

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Join Chester County Historical Society members and friends for two engaging talks about intriguing aspects of the U.S. presidency. On Wednesday, September 19 at 6 p.m. Walter Eckman will entertain us with his passion about “Everything Presidential.” This casual chat will highlight the personal lives of U.S. presidents since George Washington. From modest and lofty circumstances, these men have politically shaped our nation’s history and left behind a trail of intriguing interests and new traditions. Eckman’s recently published book Meet the Presidents will be available.

Admission is free for CCHS members and volunteers, $5 for non-members. For more information or to rsvp, call 610-692-4800 or e-mail rsvp@chestercohistorical.org.

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The History of West Chester

Rob Lukens, president of the Chester County Historical Society, and West Chester Mayor Carolyn Comitta discuss the history of West Chester, Pa., and what makes the borough unique.

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The Easter Bunny is Coming to West Chester March 31st!

The East Bunny will be making an appearance at Everhart Park as well as Side Bar and Restaurant on March 31st! The events will begin at 10:00am at Everhart Park with an “Easter Egg Hunt” for Ages 2 through 9, Please bring your own bag or basket for the eggs. After the “Easter Egg Hunt” head on over to Side Bar and Restaurant for  “Lunch with the East Bunny”, It will cost $12.00 Per Person (Ages 2 and Up) Limited Seating… So sign up soon! You can sign up with West Chester Parks and Recreation by clicking here! We hope to see everyone out for the event!


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Town Tours of West Chester

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The annual free summer Thursday guided walking tours kick-off again this year at the Chester County Historical Society (High & Chestnut) when the band pipes up at 5:30p.m. There will be a kick-off ceremony to be followed by guided walking tours of the northeast section of West Chester Borough. Enjoy a visual delight of fine buildings in various historical styles, and then return to the Historical Society for refreshments. Admission: Free, but must pre-register at 1-877-442-2476 then select menu option 1. The tours begin tomorrow (June 16th) at 5:30p.m.  For more information about the event visit www.downtownwestchester.com!

Chester County Historical Society co-sponsors Town Tours and Village Walks with the Chester County Board of Commissions through the Parks and Recreation Department, Westtown Township, and the Chester County Historic Preservation Network. For a full schedule of tours, see http://www.chesco.org/parks.


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Introducing My West Chester

West Chester Pennsylvania is a town full of rich history, fascinating activities, and an awesome sightseeing town.  The goal of Mywestchesterpatown.com is a website dedicated to keeping West Chester, PA residents informed and up-to-date with all that is happening in our community. Please subscribe to the website and join us!

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