Weekend Guided Tours
May 6th through November 26th
11AM – 4PM
1PM – 4PM
(Malvern, PA) Historic Sugartown’s tour season begins on Saturday, May 6th. Experience 19th-century community life in Chester County with a guided tour of Historic Sugartown’s c. 1880 General Store, School and Agricultural exhibits, and the c. 1805 William Garrett House. Explore the Book Bindery featuring the world-class collection of 19th-century bookbinding tools, and visit the Carriage Museum, which showcases a remarkable collection of early horse-drawn carriages and sleighs from the Chester County Historical Society.
Tour Admission: $7 Adults, $5 Children (3 – 17 yrs). Children ages 2 and younger admitted free. Group and school tours are available by advance registration by contacting 610-640-2667 or visiting HistoricSugartown.org.
Directions: Historic Sugartown’s Visitor Parking is located at 273 Boot Road, Malvern, PA.
Historic Sugartown, Inc. inspires the community to engage with the past through authentic 19th-century experiences, participate in the village’s present life and protect it for the future. Historic Sugartown stewards 9.2 acres of land and nine historic structures, including 4.2 acres of open space under conservation easement with Willistown Conservation Trust. Historic Sugartown’s Carriage Museum interprets Chester County’s rich transportation heritage through a rare collection of historic carriages and sleighs in partnership with Chester County Historical Society. For more information, visit HistoricSugartown.org, or like us on FaceBook.
Along Sugartown Road in Malvern stands the remarkably intact and lovingly restored, 19th-century village of Sugartown. In the early 1800s, with the American Revolution behind them, Sugartown’s early residents established a school, general store, businesses and meeting places, creating a vibrant crossroads that provided goods and services to its surrounding farming community. The village was soon known as Shugart’s Town, after tavern keeper Eli Shugart, and served as a vital stop for weary travelers hauling wagonloads of goods to the markets of Philadelphia and other parts of the county. Sugartown remained a social, educational, commercial and municipal center throughout the 1800s.
Today, Sugartown offers a window into American life in an early 19th-century rural crossroads village. Through the preservation efforts of Historic Sugartown, Inc., visitors experience how people came together to conduct business, exchange news, and shared their lives as a community.