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Dates: 5/18/2019 - 5/18/2019
City / State: West Chester, PA
Event Name: Wander Around West Chester
Event Type: Walk
Event ID: 113779 
Distance - Trail Ratings: 10k/5k - 2B
Description: Stroll the streets of picturesque and historic West Chester, the Chester County Seat since 1786. The walk will begin at the 1846 Historic Courthouse, built in the Classical Revival style at a cost of $55,346 and designed by Thomas U. Walter, who also designed the dome of the United States Capitol. Along the way you'll see many buildings that have won West Chester's Preservation Award. You'll walk past the last home of artist Horace Pippin, the childhood home of composer Samuel Barber, and the 1881 home of Stephen Paxson Darlington, manufacturer of wheels for the Conestoga Wagons. You'll visit two town parks and West Chester University, the largest of the fourteen colleges in PA State System of Higher Education, including its West Chester State College Quadrangle Historic District. Other Local Point of Interest: American Helicopter Museum, Antique Ice Tool Museum, Brandywine Battlefield, Brandywine River Museum, Chester County Historical Society, Longwood Gardens
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Bridges - Spanning the USA, Ice Cream Parlors, Little Free Libraries, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, Take a Walk In a City Park, Walk the USA - Street by Street
Start Times: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, finish by 3:30 pm
Location: Chester County 1846 Historic Courthouse
Start Point / Driving Directions: 2 North High Street, West Chester PA 19380

From the PA turnpike ? Take Exit 312/Downingtown to Route 100 South. After crossing Business Route 30 and the Route 30 Bypass in Exton, exit right to Pottstown Pike. Continue straight ? Pottstown Pike becomes High Street. Market Street is the 7th traffic light; the Courthouse is on the right.

From north ? Take Route 202 South. Just past the traffic light at Matlack Street, exit right to High Street. Right on High Street to Market Street; the Courthouse is on the left at Market Street.

From south ? Take Route 202 North. When 202 exits right, continue straight on High Street into West Chester. After passing the university, continue on High Street to Market Street; the Courthouse is on the left.

Metered parking is available on the street. Parking garages are located at 20 South High Street, 220 West Market Street, and 14 East Chestnut Street. If parking on the street, be careful of residential parking zones.
Awards & Fees: A Award
Host Club: Chester County Red Rovers
Contact: Jeanne Clancy (484) 432-8541
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