The City of West Chester, PA
West Chester is a small town in the state of Pennsylvania. The largest nearby city to West Chester is Philadelphia, approximately 26 miles from the city center.There are several family restaurants in or near West Chester, including Cocco's Pizza, Arianna's Gourmet Cafe & Catering, Brickette Lounge, Dairy Queen and Domino's Pizza. For a larger selection of West Chester restaurants select our Restaurants tab above. Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby West Chester Golf Courses and/or Museums, including the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center, Downingtown Country Club, Mill at Anselma, Thomas Massey House and Tattersall Golf Club. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of West Chester please click on the Attractions tab above. The following 4 airports are located in or near West Chester:
- Coatesville Chester County G. O. Carlson Airport (CTH)
- Philadelphia Intl. Airport (PHL)
- Reading Regional Airport (RDG)
- Wilmington New Castle Airport (ILG)
West Chester, Pennsylvania Attractions
1Abington Art Center - Jenkintown,
Abington Art Center, located in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia, PA is a non-collecting contemporary art museum with exhibition galleries and a sculpture park. Abington Art Center’s mission is to cultivate the power of the arts – inspiring individuals and strengthening community. The Art Center supports its mission through exhibitions, a studio school for visual arts & dance, community education programs and public events at its Jenkintown, Pennsylvania cultural campus.
2Academy of Natural Sciences - Philadelphia,
The Academy of Natural Sciences is the oldest natural science research institution and museum in the New World. It was founded in 1812 by many of the leading naturalists of the young republic with its expressed mission of "the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences." For over nearly two centuries of continuous operations, the Academy has sponsored expeditions, conducted original environmental and systematics research, and amassed natural history collections containing more than 17 million specimens.
3Adventure Aquarium - , Camden,
The Adventure Aquarium, formerly the New Jersey State Aquarium, is a for-profit educational entertainment attraction operated in Camden, New Jersey on the Delaware River waterfront by the Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation. It originally debuted in 1992, and re-opened in its current form on May 25, 2005, featuring about eight thousand animals living in varied forms of semi-aquatic, freshwater, and marine habitats.
4African American Museum in Philadelphia - Philadelphia,
39°57′10.07″N 75°9′5.65″W / 39.9527972°N 75.1515694°W / 39.9527972; -75.1515694
5Ambassador Course at Hickory Valley Golf Club - Gilbertsville,
The Ambassador Course at Hickory Valley Golf Club is a 36 hole public golf course in Montgomery County Pennsylvania. Built in 1968, this Gilbertsville course is open all year. For tee time information call the pro shop at 610-754-9862. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 1921 Ludwig Rd, Gilbertsville, PA 19525
6American Helicopter Museum & Education Center - West Chester,
The American Helicopter Museum & Education Center is a museum that can be found at 1220 American Boulevard, West Chester, Pennsylvania. The transport museum focuses on the history, science and technology of rotary wing aviation. The collection contains over 40 civilian and military autogyros, convertiplanes and helicopters, including some early generation models. The museum also contains an extensive research library.
7American Philosophical Society Museum - Philadelphia,
The American Philosophical Society is a discussion group founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin as an offshoot of his earlier club, the Junto. Through research grants, published journals, the upkeep of the American Philosophical Society Museum, an extensive library, and regular meetings, the society continues to advance careful study in a wide variety of disciplines in the humanities and the sciences. The museum is located immediately east of Independence Hall and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966.
8American Swedish Historical Museum - Philadelphia,
The American Swedish Historical Museum is the oldest Swedish-American museum in the US. It is located in Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park in the South Philadelphia neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on part of a historic 17th-century land grant originally provided by Queen Christina of Sweden to settlers of New Sweden.
9Amstel House - New Castle,
Amstel House, which is also referred to as Dr. Finney House, is a preserved building in New Castle, Delaware in the US. 19th century New Castle's decline meant that many owners of homes could no longer afford to make changes to them, which is why so many buildings were preserved. That changed, however, when New Castle was "rediscovered" during the Colonial Revival phase of the 1920s and 1930s and old buildings began to be torn down and replaced by new construction.
10Athenaeum of Philadelphia - Philadelphia,
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a special collections library founded in 1814 to collect materials "connected with the history and antiquities of America, and the useful arts, and generally to disseminate useful knowledge" for public benefit. The Athenaeum's collections include architecture and interior design history, particularly for the period 1800 to 1945. The institution focuses on the history of American architecture and building technology, and houses architectural archives of 180,000 drawings, 350,000 photographs, and manuscript holdings of about 1,000 American architects.
West Chester, Pennsylvania Hotels
6Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham West Chester
500 Willowbrook Ln
West Chester, PA 19382
7Sheraton Great Valley Hotel
707 Lancaster Ave
Frazer, PA 19355
8Hampton Inn Philadelphia/great Valley/malvern
635 Lancaster Aveune
Frazer, PA 19355
9Days Hotel West Chester - Brandywine Valley
943 S High Street
West Chester, PA 19382
West Chester, Pennsylvania Restaurants
This is a list of West Chester Family Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers, including Pizza Restaurants, Delicatessens Retail and Diners. Happy Dining!
West Chester Articles
Published January 21, 2013
Visit the National parks of Utah by car driving through scenic routes in Zion National Park and Escalante National Monument with unforgettable colorful rock formations such as the hoodoos and arches
Published November 21, 2012
Magnificent formations, easy to access short trails, lookout points, and grand vistas make Arches National Park an inspirational wonder for people of all ages.
Published November 20, 2011
Hotel review for Comfort Inn Philadelphia Airport Essington Pennsylvania. Paid $99+tax on business rate; arrived at 8 pm and left at...
Published November 4, 2011
See Fabulous Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, City Hall filled with Alexander Milne Calder’s statues including William Penn’s, and the Magic Gardens
Published October 30, 2011
Botanical Garden and outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy these lovely oases in and around Philadelphia Pennsylvania ideal for family strolls and picnics!
Published October 22, 2011
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is the third largest museum in the nation, with vast collections housing hundreds of thousands of artifacts spanning various periods
Published September 29, 2011
With so many historic places to visit in Philadelphia, we managed to pack in all the main attractions and still include less known locations that make Philly so unique.
Published September 28, 2011
From the Franklin Institute to the Ben Franklin Memorial to the recreation of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia is Ben Franklin's Town