In the heart of historic West Chester, PA, the Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) preserves and shares the remarkable story of the area's past. Explore over 300 years of history through rare documents, photographs, and newspapers in our research library, seven galleries filled with engaging exhibitions, and special school and public programs year round. From George Washington and the Battle of Brandywine to the Underground Railroad, Civil War, and Civil Rights, CCHS holds keys to the past for you to discover.

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  • February 2, 2018

    Celebrate Frederick Douglass' 200th birthday by taking the Chester County Frederick Douglass Tour through the Time Machine Tours app! This free app was created by Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) in partnership with Let’s Build a Time Machine. The app includes an interactive map and images that document Douglass' time in Chester County, ranging from 1843 to 1895.

  • January 30, 2018

    CCHS cordially invites you to an opening reception for an exhibit celebrating 300 years of diversity.

    February 9, 2018
    5:30 – 8:30 p.m.