Visitors Guide

West Chester, Pennsylvania, offers the perfect mix of historical charm and small-town allure with the buzz of city-worthy nightlife and dining. Sitting at the crossroads between Philadelphia and Wilmington, West Chester is an easily accessible town for a fun getaway!

Surrounding the borough’s historic courthouse, Downtown West Chester is made up of multiple blocks packed with endless bars, boutiques, and more. Discover unique local history at the Chester County History Center, explore beautiful architecture downtown, and stay at the trendy Hotel Warner! Nearby American Helicopter Museum and the West Chester Railroad offer delightful family-friendly experiences. From the rooftop deck of Mas Mexicali Cantina to the moving performances at the Knauer Performing Arts Center, evenings shine in West Chester!

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West Chester TAPS

June 1 - August 31

Gay Street Open-Air Market

June 3 - September 11

$5 Movie Monday Series

July 11 - September 26

Here are some great things to do in West Chester and the surrounding area …

History

  • Helicopter Museum
  • Chester County History Center
  • Brandywine Battle Museum
  • Brandywine River Art Museum
  • Valley Forge National Park
  • Brandywine Battlefield

Hiking and Outdoor Adventures

  • Stroud Preserve
  • ChesLen Preserve
  • Ridley Creek State Park
  • Marsh Creek State Park
  • French Creek State Park
  • Hibernia Park
  • Northbrook Canoe
  • Chester Valley Trail

Golf

  • Broad Run
  • Downingtown Country Club
  • Glen Mills
  • Pickering Valley

Performance Art

  • Brandywine Ballet
  • Uptown! Performing Arts

Recreation

  • West Chester Railroad
  • Treehouse World
  • Valley Forge Casino
  • Titled Axes
  • Stumpy’s Hatchet House
  • Bowling Palace
  • Urban Trampoline Park
  • Regal Cinema
  • AMC Theatre

Gardens

  • Longwood Gardens
  • Jenkins Arboretum and Garden
  • Tyler Arboretum

Wineries and Breweries

  • Victory Brewing
  • Levante
  • Iron Hill
  • Sterling Pig
  • Wrong Crowd
  • Chaddsford Winery
  • Penns Woods Winery
  • Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery

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