Chester County 2018 Town Tours and Village Walks / Explore our Roots of Industry and Innovation

The Chester County Board of Commissioners through the Chester County Planning Commission; the Chester County Historical Society; Westtown Township; the Chester County Historic Preservation Network; and the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau announce the 24th summer of sharing Chester County’s heritage during the annual Town Tours & Village Walks.

Town Tours & Village Walks is a series of free summer strolls through historic neighborhoods, hamlets, villages and sites. This summer, you can explore Chester County’s heritage on Thursday evenings, June 14th-August 30th. Tours generally last 50 minutes and begin at 5:30 pm with the last tour leaving at 7:00 pm unless daylight allows for additional tours. Each tour is designed to inform, entertain and increase awareness of Chester County’s rich heritage and historic landscape. A number of our sites offer a selection of restaurants and shops to enjoy after your tour.

For descriptions, locations and other information visit:

July 12 — The Birth, Growth and Future of the Mushroom Industry

Sponsors: Kennett Township Historical Commission and Historic Kennett Square

July 19 — Industry Rebels: Women at Yellow Springs

Sponsor: Historic Yellow Springs

July 26 — The Milling that Made Chester County

Sponsor: The Mill at Anselma Preservation & Education Trust

August 2 — The Phoenix Column: A Bridge to the Future

Sponsors: The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area and Schuylkill River Heritage Center

August 9 — Agricultural Antiques & Modern Machines

Sponsors: Upper Oxford Township Historical Commission & Chester County Agricultural Development Council.

August 16 — Fricks Lock: Birth of a Canal Village

Sponsor: East Coventry Historical Commission

August 23 — Special Supper & Lecture at the Springs — The Mills of Chester County

Sponsor: Chester County Historic Preservation Network

6 – 7:30 pm; limit 50 participants. Advanced reservations required!