History Center

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PLAN YOUR VISIT
Directions/Google Maps 

Hours
The museum, library and museum shop are open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We will be closed on the following holidays:
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, July 4th, and Presidents Day.

Admission

  • CCHS members: FREE*
  • Adults: $8/person
  • Seniors (65+): $6/person
  • College Students (with ID): $5
  • Children 6-17: $4
  • Children (5 and under): Free
  • AAM members (with member card): Free

*Please note: special exhibits, tours and programs are subject to additional fees.

Directions:
FROM NORTH of West Chester and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, take Exit 23 to Route 100 South. Take the Pottstown Pike exit, which will become North High Street. The History Center is on the 200 block of North High Street on the left when heading South.

FROM SOUTH of West Chester follow the signs to Route 202 North until you come to the Days Hotel. Continue straight instead of following Route 202 to the right. You will now be traveling on South High Street headed North. Continue through the borough and cross Market Street. You are now travelling on North High Street. The History Center is on the 200 block of North High Street on the right when headingNorth.

FROM EAST of West Chester follow Route 3 to the Borough of West Chester. The road will bear to the right and deliver you to East Gay Street. Follow East Gay Street through West Chester until you intersect North High Street. Turn right on to North High. The History Center is on the 200 block of North High Street on the right when heading North.

FROM WEST of West Chester follow Route 30 to Route 100, Exton. Take Route 100 South. Take Pottstown Pike exit, which will become North High Street upon entering the Borough of West Chester. The History Center is on the 200 block of North High Street on the left when heading South.

Parking
A public parking garage is located immediately across the street from the History Center on Chestnut Street. Metered on-street parking is also available on High and Walnut Streets.

Public Transportation 
SEPTA bus 104 stops at the corner of North High and Chestnut Streets.

Accessibility
Barrier-free access is available throughout the History Center. A ramp for individuals requiring wheelchairs is located on High Street at the front of the History Center.

For other needs, please contact CCHS at 610-692-4800.

Images – History center and outside of CCHS