2016 Tour Season Begins May 7th!
May – First Weekend in December
Saturday, 11AM – 4PM | Sunday, 1PM – 4PM
Historic Sugartown’s tour season begins on Saturday, May 7th. 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.
Admission: $5 Adults, $4 Seniors (60+ yrs), $3 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.
Sugartown Elementary Student Art Show
May 21st – May 29th ~ On View During Regular Weekend Hours
On View During Regular Weekend Hours
Historic Sugartown has teamed up with Great Valley School District’s Sugartown Elementary School to create a Student Art Show that will run from May 20th – 29th. The Art Show will showcase the artistic talents of 50 Sugartown Elementary School students at Historic Sugartown’s c. 1805 William Garrett House. The Art Show will be on view during Historic Sugartown’s regular weekend hours and by appointment.
Admission: Show is on view during regular weekend tour hours. Standard admission rates apply.
Plein Air Art Show & Sale
June 3rd – June 5th
Friday, 6PM – 9PM | Saturday, 11AM – 4PM | Sunday, 1PM – 4PM
Historic Sugartown has partnered with The Philadelphia Watercolor Society to host a Plein Air Art Show & Sale that will run from June 3rd – 5th. The Art Show & Sale will showcase the work of 25 artists from the Philadelphia Watercolor Society in Historic Sugartown’s c. 1805 William Garrett House.
June 1st – 4th, visitors will have the unique opportunity to meet artists of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society and watch their painting process close up. To paint “En Plein Air” is to paint in the open air or outdoors. As visitors will see, outdoor painting adds different dimensions in terms of color, shadows and especially time.
The show will begin with a free artists’ reception on Friday, June 3rd from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and will continue on Saturday, June 4th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, June 5th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The show will be on view during Historic Sugartown’s regular weekend hours and by appointment through June 26th.
Admission: Free to attend Show & Sale! Regular admission rates apply for full tour during regular weekend hours.
Play Ball! 19th Century Baseball Fun with Brandywine Base Ball Club
June 16th at 7PM
Come early when doors open at 6:00PM and bring a picnic dinner!
Historic Sugartown welcomes the Brandywine Base Ball Club of West Chester for an entertaining evening of baseball fun.
Come out and hear the players talk about the history of their club and baseball in America. Check out the vintage and reproduction equipment the team uses today. Watch the team demonstrate an early version of the game called Townball, then have a chance to join in! Come early when doors open at 6:00PM and bring a picnic dinner if you wish! Stroll around the grounds and visit the c. 1805 William Garrett House to view a temporary exhibit of vintage baseball ephemera on loan from the Chester County Historical Society.
Throughout the 1850s and 60s, many of the first amateur baseball clubs were organized in the Mid-Atlantic States. The “Brandywiners” were a well-known West Chester club that formed in 1865. After more than a 135-year absence, the Brandywine Base Ball Club of West Chester was revived in the winter of 2013. The modern club continues the great traditions of the original amateur ball clubs of the 1860s and 1870s.
Special thanks to Brandywine Base Ball Club sponsors: Levante Brewing Company, Prowler Bat Company and Rams Head Bar & Grill! “Elevate Your Craft” with Levante as they provide their signature refreshments for adult guests. “Join the Hunt” for fun with Prowler Bat Company!
Admission: $10 Adults, $6 Children (ages 3-17yrs), Children ages 2 and younger admitted free. Includes program, exhibit, and refreshments. Pre-registration is recommended to ensure your admission, but not required.