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690 Sugartown Road

P.O. Box 1423

Malvern, PA 19355 




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Open Positions—Part-time Guides for Historic Site…primary staff members for educational tours during our site’s new weekend hours… May 3rd – December 14th… [more info]

Upcoming event

Historic Sugartown Open House

April 5&6, 2014, Noon–4PM
during the Chester County Antiques Show

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Spring Hours
Tours are currently available
by appointment. Public weekend hours begin on Saturday, May 3rd. See Visitor Information for more details.

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A 19th-Century Crossroads


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.

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