Historic Yellow Springs

Historic Yellow Springs is a living village that spans almost 300 years of our nation’s history and is steeped in such distinguished tradition and folklore that it stirs the imagination of all who visit the property.

Lenape Indian settlements were followed by English and Welsh farmers and those traveling to “take the waters” that spring forth. The Yellow Springs Revolutionary War Hospital was built here supplying medicine and care for the Continental Army; the Civil War Pennsylvania Soldiers’ Orphan School occupied the village; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts established its Country School here. Good News Productions opened studios to produce films including THE BLOB!

Today Historic Yellow Springs, a 140 acre historic site within Chester Springs in West Pikeland Township, is pleased to share, preserve and celebrate this unique place focusing on history, the arts, education and the environment.  It enriches the lives of all who come here.


48th Annual Yellow Springs Art Show
10 AM - 4 PM Daily | Free Event

Every year the arrival of Spring always seems to bring a feeling of newness and optimism, but never more so than this year!  We could not be more excited to bring you the 48th annual Yellow Springs Art Show. The Lincoln Building will once again be open to showcase the amazing works of 185 artists and the Village will be ready to bloom!

Join us in-person or online for our first ever hybrid art show!

The show opens at 10 AM on Saturday, April 24!  The Lincoln building gallery hours are 10 AM – 4 PM daily, and the show closes on Sunday, May 23 at 4 PM.

Beginning April 24th at 10 AM the show can be viewed vurtualy online at http://yellowsprings.org/yellow-sprngs-art-show/

This year’s show has been extended from two weeks to four weeks to reduce crowding and allow patrons to social distance. We are also taking extra steps, including six UV air filtering machines located throughout the galleries, and having the building cleaned daily.

We require that all patrons who visit any of the village indoor locations to wear a mask and to follow all HYS safety protocols. Admission is free to the public and you do not need a reservation, but only 75 people are permitted inside at this time. If there should be a wait time, we will have a sign-up list at the door.  If you are not able to come see the show in person, you can shop online! The website will go live at 10 AM on Saturday, April 24!

Special Event - May 2nd - Art Around The Village

Come to the Yellow Springs village, view the show and enjoy the beauty that brought so many Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to our village all those years ago with its Country School. 

Bring your blankets and picnics, enjoy the music to entertain you and see our artists painting en plein air as did the French Impressionists.  Also, watch potters throwing pottery demonstrations on the wheel.

A fun-filled day to explore the Village of Yellow Springs!  We will have artists from the show giving demonstrations, and plein air painting located around the grounds.  Live music in the courtyard with Chris Lebresco, and a pottery sale from the Chester Springs Studio!  Boxed lunches will also be available in the village by pre-order reservations at the new Life’s Patina Co. Mercantile & Café. 

Enjoy this day of art at Yellow Springs.

Check our website as well as Facebook for up-to-date information.

Historic Yellow Springs: Supplying Freedom Tour Site 1

Grounds open daily from dusk until dawn

Guided tours available (call ahead)

$2 suggested donation

1685 Art School Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425


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