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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

  • Early Ride Time at Sesame Place

    2016.06.20

    Big Bird & Super Grover Season Pass Members and guests using a Transferable Season Pass are invited to early park entry with exclusive ride...

  • GET THE PICTURE! RECENT CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATION

    2016.07.01

    From the sublime to the ridiculous, with remarkable creativity and wit, children’s picture book art appeals to young and old alike. This...

  • Embracing the Contemporary: The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Collection

    2016.06.28

    Discover one of the finest collections of contemporary art in the United States. This exhibition celebrates the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs...

  • Embroidery: The Language of Art

    2016.05.07

    The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as...

  • Escape The 1980s

    2016.05.13

    Philly's largest escape room game. A pop up experience (here through 2016). Escape The 1980's is Philly's largest and top rated room...

  • Escape The 1980s

    2016.05.13

    Philly's largest escape room game! A pop up experience through 2016 Escape The 1980s is Philly's largest room escape game. Players...

  • “Driving Desire: Automobile Advertising and the American Dream” Exhibition

    2016.03.08

    Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything...

  • Embroidery: The Language of Art

    2016.05.11

    The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as...

  • Drawn to Dinosaurs

    2015.11.01

    Drawn to Dinosaurs delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils. This intimate exhibit illustrates...

  • Creative Africa

    2016.05.14

    From contemporary photography, fashion and architecture to centuries-old sculpture, Creative Africa presents the visionary work of...

  • Back to School Sidewalk Sales at Philadelphia Area Malls

    2016.08.12

    Join area Simon Premium Outlets for fantastic Back to School Sidewalk Sales! All of the stores at The Crossings, Gloucester and Philadelphia...

  • Dinosaurs Unearthed

    2016.06.25

    Roaring, moving, life-size dinosaurs invade the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University for a multi-sensory experience for the whole...

  • Dinosaurs Unearthed

    2016.06.25

    Roaring, moving, life-size dinosaurs invade the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University for a multi-sensory experience for the whole...

  • Fresh Cut French Fries Now Open

    2016.08.06

    Dusted with spices or smothered in toppings, Fresh Cut French Fries are the best on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Fresh Cut French Fries is now open...

  • Community Arts Center’s Annual Member’s Exhibition

    2016.07.19

    Community Arts Center’s annual Member’s Exhibition opens to the public with a complimentary wine and cheese reception, awards and...

  • Bank on Your Eagles Pride Sweepstakes

    2016.07.21

    Santander's “Bank on Your Eagles Pride Sweepstakes" invites Eagles fans to submit a photo showcasing their Eagles pride to be...

  • August 24, 2016

    2016.08.09

    Dine at Iron Hill Brewery in Chestnut Hill to give 20% of food sales when you enjoy lunch or dinner to The DePaul Catholic School on...

  • August Business Card Exchange

    2016.08.23

    Network and Nosh with the WBC at Penns Woods Winery! Penns Woods Winery is a family-run Pennsylvania Winery. With over 40 years of...

  • Happiness, Liberty, Life? American Art and Politics

    2016.06.30

    From the signing of the Declaration of Independence in the summer of 1776 to the arrival of the Democratic National Convention in July 2016, the...

  • 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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