Discovering Upper Uwchlan Township’s Historic Barns: Join the Town Tours and Village Walks Event

Upper Uwchlan Township's Historic BarnsImage via Chester County Planning Commission

CHESTER SPRINGS, PA — Upper Uwchlan Township has a rich agricultural heritage with historic barns dating back to the mid-1700s. The Township’s Historical Commission is offering an opportunity on August 3, 2023, for residents and visitors alike to discover these hidden treasures through the Town Tours and Village Walks event. This guided tour will take participants to three farms, namely Upland Farm, Fellowship Farm, and Whelen Farm, all showcasing Upper Uwchlan’s agricultural legacy. So mark your calendars and register in advance for this exciting event on Eventbrite (with password: 2023upperuwchlanhistorytour).

The event’s highlight is the guided tour, which will start at Upland Farm Park, located that 301 Pottstown in Chester Springs, a township park with natural walking trails. From there, participants will board a bus to take them to Fellowship Farm, where they will witness an active farm in operation today. The farm boasts an early formal stone farmhouse built with the Georgian style of architecture. Later on, participants will proceed to Whelen Farm, an original 200-acre farm that included Fellowship Farm. This property features an early log farmhouse with stone additions, and remnants of an outdoor bake oven. The farm was also home to an early stone English Lake District barn.

All three farms on the tour have at least one intact historic building dating back to the mid-1700s, including the Upland Farm farmhouse, which has undergone a Victorian makeover in the 1860s. Aside from its rich agricultural history, Fellowship Farm has also been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The farm boasts well-preserved historic buildings, beautiful countryside views, and an unparalleled glimpse into life on a historic farm.

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The duration of each tour is approximately 45 minutes, and they are scheduled to start at 5:30, 5:45, 6:15, 6:30, and 7:00. Advanced registration is required. If you are interested in joining, you must sign up on Eventbrite (with password: 2023upperuwchlanhistorytour) before August 3, 2023. This event offers a unique opportunity to explore Upper Uwchlan Township’s prominent agricultural history and learn about the area’s cultural heritage, as well as the lives and industries of the people living in the region over the centuries.

Upper Uwchlan Township’s Town Tours and Village Walks: Historic Barns event provides an excellent opportunity for history and architecture enthusiasts to explore the area’s vibrant cultural and agricultural legacies. Taking part in the event will allow you to discover the historic barns dating back to the mid-1700s, learn more about the Township’s agricultural heritage, and explore countryside vistas. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind guided tour event, which will leave you with unforgettable memories of a bygone era.

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