• Adults $8.00
  • Seniors $6.00
  • Students (with valid ID) $5.00
  • CCHC Members FREE


MUSEUM COVID-19 Hours:  Tuesday- Saturday, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

LIBRARY/PHOTO ARCHIVES COVID-19 Hours:  Tuesday- Saturday, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM & 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM 

*Library and Photo Archives to be closed during the month of January for our annual BIG DIG!

Library/Photo Archives visits are by appointment only, may be scheduled for a maximum of 3 hours, and are limited to either morning OR afternoon.

To submit research queries online, please contact

All requests must be confirmed before your visit. Confirmations will be sent as soon as possible after the request is submitted. 

CCHC is closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

CCHC is a Blue Star Museum. Active military and reserve personnel (with valid ID) and family receive free admission.

Chester County Public Library holders may sign-out up to 2 individual day passes a month for free admission to the CCHC. Passes are available at the West Chester Public Library, the Henrietta Hankin Branch (Chester Springs, PA), and the Chester County Library and District Center (Exton, PA).

Please note: The CCHC follows delays or closures implemented by county offices in cases of inclement weather. The Chester County website will announce weather closures and delays when they occur. 


There are several parking options available…

  • The closest public parking for the CCHC is the Chestnut Street Garage at 14 East Chestnut Street, across the street from CCHC.
  • Metered parking is available on-street and in several parking lots. Meters take quarters and/or credit cards. Metered parking is enforced Monday through Friday and beginning at 5pm on Saturday. Parking is free on Sunday.
  • Parking in the Justice Center Parking Garage is free after 5pm, Friday through Sunday.


Alternative parking information can be found at the West Chester Business Improvement District’s website: Parking in Downtown West Chester.

Safety and Protocols

We are focused on your well-being which means keeping the safety of our staff, community, and visitors at the heart of everything we do by following the latest guidelines from the Center of Disease Control (CDC) and state and local governments.

By purchasing an admission ticket to the CCHC, you are agreeing to the following:

1. To follow all the CCHC instructions while on the premises as described.

2. To not enter the premises if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, shortness of breath, or fever, have a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, or have come in contact in the last 14 days with a person who has been confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19.

What to expect during your visit to the CCHC:

Wearing a mask or face covering is required by every person entering the building.

A hand-sanitizing station will be in the front lobby upon entry, as well as various sanitizing stations throughout the museum.

Clear plexi-glass guards at all registers and check-in desks will remain in place.


The CCHC has an elevator to the second-floor exhibit galleries, restrooms, and lecture space. The ground floor of the CCHC features an accessible research library, museum shop and restrooms.

If you have specific needs, please let us know in advance by contacting Member Services at or 610-692-4800.