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July 25, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Time Details:
Tours generally last 50 minutes and begin at 5:30 PM with the last tour leaving at 7:00 PM
Marshallton United Methodist Church
1282 W. Strasburg Rd
West Chester, PA
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Town Tours & Village Walks: Marshallton Village

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Visit our new Heritage Center and join our tour of this nearly untouched village, named for botanist Humphry Marshall (1722-1801). Marshallton Village was an important stop on the Strasburg Road, a freight road from Lancaster to Philadelphia. Being a free road, it was heavily traveled. There were two hotels in the village and one nearby dating to 1765. Among the outstanding features of the village is a Quaker Meeting dating to 1722 (present building is 1765), a cradle factory, that made grain cradles and scythes, a blacksmith shop, pump maker, cigar factory, tinsmith shop, clothing store, bakery, and the Methodist Church dating from 1829.