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West Chester

The seat of Chester County government since Revolutionary days, West Chester is home to West Chester University, Chester County Hospital, shopping pioneer QVC, plus a vibrant arts and entertainment scene that places the community at center stage. Like the Delaware County seat, Media, it has a classic courthouse in the heart of town and an eye for down-home ambiance. Like Paoli, it originated with an inn—in this case, Turk’s Head—that served as a magnet for weary travelers and spirited locals. 

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Taste Your Way Through Carlino’s Market After-Hours

Taste Your Way Through Carlino’s Market After-Hours

Carlino’s Market is opening up its West Chester shop after-hours for a VIP affair. Want in? Find the full report on what to expect and how to secure your exclusive spot here.

Valentine’s Day 2014 Guide for Unconventional Food Gifts

Valentine’s Day 2014 Guide for Unconventional Food Gifts

Here’s an unforgettable short list of unconventional Valentine's Day presents that’ll leave your main squeeze swooning.

Top 8 Spots to Hit for Super Bowl Takeout & Catering

Top 8 Spots to Hit for Super Bowl Takeout & Catering

In honor of the Super Bowl Sunday, we’re debuting our 2014 snacking guide, highlighting the top spots for takeout, catering, and where you should be watching.

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Main Line Today Events

  • ACT Summer Boot Camp

    2017.08.07

    This is a 2-week intensive boot camp to prepare students for the September ACT. We are in our 10th year of running the camp at Devon...

  • Academy Explorers Camp

    2017.07.05

    Academy Explorers Camp invites campers, ages 5-12, to learn about natural science in a safe, fun, and engaging way. Each week of camp explores an...

  • Alice in Wonderland Dance Camp

    2017.08.07

    The School of Pennsylvania Ballet’s Alice in Wonderland Dance Camp is a fun and exciting week that will bring to life the story of...

  • Academy Explorers Teen Camp

    2017.07.10

    Academy Explorers Teen Camp is a new camp for where teens ages 13–16 can explore their passion for science. In each week, teens will learn...

  • Academy Explorers Teen Camp

    2017.07.10

    July 10–14, 17-21 and Aug. 14-18, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Academy Explorers Teen Camp is a new camp for where teens ages 13–16 can...

  • ANDREW WYETH: IN RETROSPECT

    2017.06.24

    To mark the 100th anniversary of Andrew Wyeth’s birth, the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the Seattle Art Museum will organize an...

  • Backyard Adventures

    2017.06.09

    Step into a garden of wonders and experience the fascinating science that’s literally in your own backyard. Discover the amazing interactions...

  • Cy Twombly’s Iliad

    2017.05.20

    Cy Twombly’s Fifty Days at Iliam returns to the Museum from a retrospective of the artist’s work at the Centre Pompidou in Paris....

  • Dino-mite Summer

    2017.07.05

    Explore your world and have a blast this summer at the Academy of Natural Sciences! You might meet living backyard dinosaurs (you call them birds),...

  • Emanation 2017

    2017.06.01

    Emanation 2017 is a contemporary art project that includes artist residencies, educational programs, and an exhibition featuring new works...

  • Back to School Donation Drive at Philadelphia Mills

    2017.08.09

    Philadelphia Mills is hosting a back to school donation drive for local non-profit, Cradles to Crayons. Just grab a tag from the lockers located in...

  • ARTISTS AT WORK: THE PRACTICE OF PAINTING

    2017.07.25

    Benjamin West. John Singleton Copley. Rembrandt Peale. We’re familiar with their paintings, but how much do we know of their challenges in...

  • allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2017

    2017.08.04

    allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2017 Aug 4 – Oct 14, 2017 Celebrating the Center’s 22nd year sponsoring the Windgate ITE...

  • Backyard Adventures

    2017.06.09

    Step into a garden of wonders and experience the fascinating science that’s literally in your own backyard. Discover the amazing interactions...

  • Chestnut Hill Restaurant Week

    2017.08.13

    Head to Chestnut Hill to sip, dine and unwind during summer Restaurant Week! From August 13th to 18th, participating restaurants throughout...

  • Community Arts Center's Member's Exhibition

    2017.07.30

    The opening reception and awards ceremony for Community Arts Center’s annual Member’s Exhibition takes place July 30th from 2 – 4...

  • Bike, Hike, & Brews Presented by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

    2017.08.16

    Back by popular demand! Stroll, jog, or bike through areas of Hagley property normally closed to foot traffic. When you’re done exercising,...

  • ANDREW WYETH’S PENNSYLVANIA PORTRAITS LECTURE AND CONVERSATION

    2017.08.16

    Gain insights into Andrew Wyeth’s approach to portraiture in this fascinating program presented by Audrey Lewis, curator at the Brandywine...

  • Clarks Originals Launches Pop-up Shop at Ubiq

    2017.08.11

    Please join Clarks Originals to celebrate the official opening of a three month pop-up shop at Ubiq. Guests will be able to shop Clarks...

  • Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

    2016.01.11

    The National Constitution Center is proud to display one of the 12 surviving copies of the Bill of Rights. The Museum of We the People is the first...


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