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Thirty Years of Town Walks — Success in Historic Preservation

This year's Town Tours and Village Walks program reflects on 30 years of this free summer program. Participants will see the successes of various Chester County municipalities with historic preservation. The programs will showcase individual structures, villages, and important landscapes. The 2024 program kicks off on June 6 at the Chester County History Center and ends August 15 at Yellow Springs. As always, it was a great series of events which could not have happened without our wonderful partners and volunteers!

View the 2024 brochure.

NOTE: Preregistration is not required for any of the Town Tours. Go to the advertised starting point of the tour and register onsite.


Tour 7

Thursday, July 25 — Uwchlan

Tour the Baird House/Uwchlan Township Building and grounds. This property dates from 1735 with a log house that remains inside, existing alongside its other early additions. The grounds will be open for exploration and contain connecting ponds, outbuildings, log house replica, gardens, and the Veterans' Memorial.

Parking & Registration: 715 N. Ship Road, Exton

Tour 8

Thursday, August 1 — Tredyffrin

The tour will focus on the Baptist Church in the Great Valley, founded in 1711 by Welsh settlers. Visitors will tour the 1805 structure, as well as learn the stories of burial ground residents, including: Rev. David Jones (d. 1820), chaplain to Gen. Anthony Wayne and Rev. Leonard Fletcher (d. 1859), leader of the anti-slavery Chester County Wilberforce Society.

Parking & Registration: 945 N. Valley Forge Road, Devon

Tour 9

Thursday, August 8 — North Coventry

Enjoy a village walk at Coventry Woods. Multiple programs will be offered and focus on the Lenape presence in Chester County, the early iron industry in northern Chester County, "Free Love Valley" and the Battleaxe Movement, and Hopewell Big Woods, Camp Fernbrook and today's Coventry Woods.

Parking & Registration: 1954 St. Peter's Road, Pottstown

Tour 10

Thursday, August 15 — Yellow Springs

In 2024 Yellow Springs celebrates the 50th anniversary of their founding organization and continuous participation in Town Tours and Village Walks since its beginning. Historic Yellow Springs was formed in 1974 to preserve the quiet rural atmosphere with its 140 acres of unspoiled natural environment. The program features costumed characters from over 30 years, focusing on the eras of history evident here and the continued promotion preservation goals of the organization's founders.

Parking & Registration: 1701 Art School Road, Chester Springs. Follow signs to park at the Chester Springs Library. Doors open at 5:30.