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Holiday History Stroll (walking tour)

December 16, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Immerse yourself in West Chester’s festive holiday atmosphere with this 90 minute walking tour, brought to you by the Chester County History Center. Your costumed guides will take you to West Chester’s early churches, department stores and cultural sites, learning about what the winter holidays meant to the people of West Chester from the late 1700s to the early 1900s. During the tour we’ll stop at the world-famous Eclat Chocolate (“Best Chocolates in America” by Bon Appetit in 2012) for a sweet treat.

Please plan to arrive at The History Center (225 N. High Street, West Chester) 10-15 minutes before your scheduled tour time. Dress in warm, comfortable layers, as almost all of the tour will be held outdoors. If you have mobility questions, please reach out to [email protected] before purchasing a ticket. Distance is approximately 1.5 miles.

There will be discussion of the origins of Santa Claus and Kris Kringle, so if you have little ones who still enjoy the magic of the season, please exercise caution.

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