As one of three original counties founded by William Penn in 1682, Chester County enjoys a rich and vitally important role in the development of this country. To encourage and support the identification, preservation and interpretation of our historic structures and landscapes, the Planning Commission offers technical assistance for preservation plans and historic resource surveys with financial assistance available through the Vision Partnership Program.
Town Tours & Village Walks is a series of free summer strolls through historic neighborhoods, hamlets, villages, and sites to learn about significant founders of these places or institutions and explore what they are today!
This summer you can explore Chester County's heritage on Thursday evenings, June 9th — August 18th. Please note that tours generally last 50 minutes and begin at 5:30 pm with the last tour leaving at 7:00 pm, except for the July 7th bus tour that requires advance registration.