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Chester County announces 2023 Town Tours & Village Walks lineup

06/06/2023 01:38AM ● By Steven Hoffman

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline announced the 2023 Town Tours & Village Walks program “Our Agricultural Heritage,” is kicking off at the West Chester United Methodist Church on Thursday, June 8.  

This highly anticipated program, now in its 29th year, offers residents and visitors the opportunity to explore Chester County’s rich history, architecture, and cultural heritage through a series of informative lectures and strolls on Thursday evenings, from June 8 to Aug. 17.

The June 8 kick-off event will showcase the remnants of West Chester’s Quaker farms, as well as some of the agri-businesses that followed – including ESCO, United Dairy, Yearsley’s, and the Fruit Growers. Doors for this first event will open at 5 p.m. for registration, with the program beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tours start immediately afterward. 

Additional tours for the 2023 season include the following: 

  • 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
  • Aug. 3  Upper Uwchlan Township (advanced registration required)
  • Aug. 10   Yeager’s Farm & Market, East Pikeland Township
  • Aug. 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 p.m.— except for the Aug. 17 tour of Historic Yellow Springs, which begins at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.). The Aug. 3 tour in Upper Uwchlan Township is the only tour that requires pre-registration.

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