Discover Chester County’s Vibrant Heritage – Join the Free Town Tours & Village Walks, 2023

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WEST CHESTER, PA — Get ready to explore Chester County’s rich history, architecture, and cultural heritage in the 29th annual Town Tours & Village Walks program “Our Agricultural Heritage”, announced the Chester County Board of Commissioners. This informative program will take you on a series of strolls and lectures on Thursday evenings from June 8 to August 17, 2023. The best part? It’s free to attend!

With a series of informative lectures and strolls every Thursday evening from June 8 to August 17, 2023, residents and visitors alike can embark on an unforgettable journey.

Starting on June 8, the kick-off event promises to be an incredible experience. Explore the remnants of West Chester’s Quaker farms and learn about the agri-businesses that followed, including ESCO, United Dairy, Yearsley’s, and the Fruit Growers.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for registration, with the program starting promptly at 5:30 p.m., followed by delightful tours you wouldn’t want to miss!

Additional tours for the 2023 season include:

  • June 15 – Westtown School, Westtown Township
  • June 22 – Thornbury Farm, Thornbury Township
  • June 29 – Paoli Battlefield, Malvern Borough
  • July 13 – Kennett Square’s Agricultural Past: It’s Not All About Mushrooms!
  • July 20 – Spackman-Davis Farm, Caln Township
  • July 27 – Grove United Methodist Church, West Whiteland Township
  • August 3 – Upper Uwchlan Township (advanced registration required)
  • August 10 – Yeager’s Farm & Market, East Pikeland Township
  • August 17 – Historic Yellow Springs, West Pikeland Township

All Chester County Town Tours & Village Walks events are free to attend and begin at 5:30 p.m.  Each tour lasts approximately 50 minutes, with the last tour leaving at 7:00 p.m. – except for the August 17 tour of Historic Yellow Springs which begins at 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:00 p.m.). The August 3 tour in Upper Uwchlan Township is the only tour that requires pre-registration.

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The Town Tours & Village Walks program is made possible through a partnership between the Chester County Board of Commissioners, the Chester County Planning Commission, the Chester County History Center, the Chester County Historic Preservation Network, Chester County Tourism, and many dedicated volunteers.

For full details on the 2023 Town Tours & Village Walks program, visit

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