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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

  • 2017 Dodge NHRA Nationals

    2017.09.21

    Maple Grove Raceway has a long history of record performances, including the first side-by-side quarter-mile four-second and 300-mph Top Fuel...

  • Gentle Yoga, Year-Round at Winterthur

    2017.07.20

    Every Thursday, 9:00 am, Brown Learning Center Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga...

  • John Marshall: Patriot, Statesman, Chief Justice

    2017.05.25

    The National Constitution Center presents John Marshall: Patriot, Statesman, Chief Justice, an exhibit that explores Chief Justice John Marshall's...

  • Emanation 2017

    2017.06.01

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

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • Inside Out

    2017.05.15

    Inside Out brings large-scale replicas of favorite works from the Museum's collection to neighborhoods in and around Philadelphia. Head...

  • Day Out With Thomas™

    2017.09.16

    Thomas The Tank Engine and pal, Percy host Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road September 16 – 24. The event features a ride on...

  • ART CLASS WITH KARL J. KUERNER

    2017.09.12

    Immerse yourself in Kuerner Farm, a source of inspiration for Andrew Wyeth for over 70 years, and a featured property on the National Register of...

  • Cabaret

    2017.09.21

    Book by Joe Masteroff Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb...

  • John Marshall: Patriot, Statesman, Chief Justice

    2017.05.25

    The National Constitution Center presents John Marshall: Patriot, Statesman, Chief Justice, an exhibit that explores Chief Justice John Marshall's...

  • Farm Stand

    2017.07.06

    The Farm Stand is located in front of the Museum Store at the Cottage on Thursdays, July–September, 1:30–5:30 pm. Visit us to select...

  • Cabaret at Arden Theatre Co

    2017.09.21

    Book by Joe Masteroff Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb...

  • Macy’s Center City Fall Fashion Show

    2017.09.21

    On Thursday September 21, 2017 from 5:30-8pm get an exclusive first look at the Philadelphia Fashion Incubators Spring 2017 Collections from the...

  • Lecture: "The Enigma of Benjamin Franklin's Faith"

    2017.09.21

    Join Independence National Historical Park, the Friends of Independence NHP, and the Faith and Liberty Discovery Center of the American Bible...

  • FastTrac NewVenture

    2017.09.19

    Event starts on: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:30 pm Event ends on:  Tuesday, November 21, 2017 For further information call: (215)...

  • JOAN CRAWFORD IN HER OWN WORDS

    2017.09.07

    The much-maligned star from decades of Hollywood films returns to defend herself in the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival! JOAN CRAWFORD IN HER OWN...

  • 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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