Past Special Events

Chester County Village Walk – Tredyffrin Township

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For its 28th season, the Chester County Planning Commission organized a series of Town Tours & Village Walks on Thursday evenings during the months of July and August.

The Tredyffrin Township Village Walk, was held on Thursday, July 28th from 5:30 7:30 PM, and was sponsored by the Tredyffin Township Historical Commission, in collaboration with several other organizations including the Society. The walk visited sites in Valley Forge National Historical Park, including Knox's and Lafayette's Quarters, the Philander C. Knox House, and the historic 1886 Metal Truss Bridge over Valley Creek — and also in Chesterbrook, including the Living History Center at Jones Log Barn and the Duportail House and Federal Barn. Volunteers from the Society and the other participating organizations were on hand to serve as guides and interpreters at various locations along the pleasant woodland walk, and the Chesterbrook sites had their buildings open to visitors.

There was no charge for this free event, but advance registration was requested by sending email to Beth Specker, ( bethspecker@gmail.com ). She responded with details on location and parking. The walking route is generally shaded by late afternoon, and water was provided along the way. For more information, you may also view the Event Page, Event Flyer and Event Brochure.

Tredyffrin Township Village Walk map

From the CCPC website:

French Generals Lafayette and Duportail served on George Washington's headquarters staff during the Valley Forge encampment 1777–1778. Today a short, wooded walk connects their winter quarters in Tredyffrin Township and Valley Forge National Historic Park. Guides will present French connection stories during our country's founding. Learn about Tredyffrin's Great Valley agrarian life at the newly opened Living History Center in the reconstructed Jones Log Barn, Chester County's newest heritage destination. Finally, enjoy a cool creek-side walk over one of Pennsylvania's remaining metal truss bridges with a guide from PennDOT's cultural resources staff.

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