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Chester County Day - October 7, 2023

West Chester, PA –The 82nd Annual Chester County Day will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 10 am-5 pm. As the longest-running historic home tour in the country, Chester County Day has so much to offer by way of history, architecture, landscape and interior design.

A project of the Women’s Auxiliary to Chester County Hospital, “The Day,” as it is affectionately called, has raised more than 5 million dollars for the hospital. Proceeds from this year’s tour will benefit the Women’s Auxiliary’s pledge toward a state-of-the-art Women’s Breast Center at Chester County Hospital.

The 2023 tour will feature Chester County’s most beautiful homes and restored barns in the northeast quadrant, including a walking tour in the Borough of Phoenixville. The tour route features 3 segments of the Northeast – Malvern to Chester Springs, Chester Springs to Phoenixville and the walking tour in the Borough of Phoenixville. We suggest that you choose what area interests you most and use our map to plan your day. Rest stops, picnicking opportunities and boxed lunch pick up locations are available along the tour route.

The first segment of the tour begins with a tour of an historic fieldstone home on a farm that dates to the 1740’s and has served as a tavern, general store, hospital, private residence and now a professional office.

Nestled within 1.9 acres of wooded land in Malvern, the c. 1814 Schoolhouse Residence honors its early history as a place for learning while fulfilling its new role as a place for family.

Two historic barns are open, each with a different look and purpose. Enjoy visiting Pickering Equine’s gorgeous barn and stop by Sycamore and Stone Farm to visit their barn and historic home that has been restored to its original style and has been highlighted on the Magnolia Network.

The village of Historic Yellow Springs will host this year’s early morning fox hunt. The Kimberton Hunt Club will gather in the west meadow to start their day of foxhunting. Be parked by 8:30AM to enjoy coffee and baked goods while enjoying the pageantry of the horses, hounds and riders. Order online our exclusive boxed lunches from Arianna’s Gourmet Café for early morning pickup at the Hunt from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. Private homes and public landmarks open at 10:00AM. If you are attending the hunt, the ROSATO HOUSE in the village could be your first stop of the “Day.”

The Mill at Anselma is nestled along Pickering Creek and is an extraordinary historic site demonstrating over 250 years of Chester County’s industrial history. Rest facilities and picnic tables are available here. Continue in Chester Springs to visit five spectacular private homes in this area.

In historic Kimberton Village visit the historic Kimberton Railroad Station, a stop on the Pickering Railroad dating back to 1871. It will be a rest and refreshment stop on our tour. Park across the road in the parking lot of the Kimberton Community Park and enjoy picnicking in their Pavilion. Public restrooms are available in the park.

The route continues to the Phoenixville area to visit three unique homes and a beautifully restored stable for picnicking.

The walking tour in the Borough of Phoenixville will begin along Bridge Street. The Street will be closed to traffic as part of Phoenixville’s “Inside Out Open-Air Experience. Main and Gay Streets will be open.

Please follow all directions for nearby parking lots if you are doing the walking tour in Phoenixville.

Stroll through the downtown area and explore the unique stops including an historic theatre, a studio art gallery, a unique bookstore and walk down S. Main Street to visit the Historical Society of Phoenixville, a unique toy store and a lovely private home.

The Phoenixville Area Senior Center, on Church Street, will be a pickup location for our boxed lunches provided by Arianna’s Gourmet Café from 10:30 AM to 2:30PM. Enjoy your lunch there or picnic in the Pavilion at Reeves Park in town. Public restrooms are available in the park.

Boxed lunches from Arianna’s Gourmet Café must be pre-ordered before Chester County Day and can be picked up at the early morning fox hunt from 8:30 am to 10:30 am or at our lunch stop on the tour route from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm. To order lunches please visit or contact Arianna’s directly by calling 610-696-2910 or by email at beginning on August 1, 2023.

This year Chester County Day will offer only one ticket option, a regular priced $55 ticket, which will allow you to visit every home and historic site on the Tour.

With a GPS and a Chester County Day map and Tour Booklet (that you will receive when you purchase your ticket), the beautiful architecture and bucolic roads of the county are yours to explore.

Event Details

· When: Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 10 am to 5 pm

· Where: Northeast Quadrant of Chester County and a walking tour of the Borough of Phoenixville

· Tickets: $55 Tour Ticket: On sale from August 1, 2023, online and at designated satellite locations starting on August 21, 2023.

· View our website or call 610-431-5328 for more information.

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