The Carriage Museum

When Historic Sugartown purchased the General Store property, this stone structure, which once served as a workshop for the John family, was in ruins – the result of a fire. The Malvern Fire Company constructed and maintained a satellite station on the shop’s ruin from 1995 – 2009. In 2010, Historic Sugartown partnered with Chester County Historical Society to create a Carriage Museum in the building. Collection highlights include a c. 1800 Conestoga wagon used to haul freight from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, and a hearse used by undertaker George L. Moore of Guthriesville in the 1870s.

Tour the Carriage Museum

Join us on Saturdays in March & April

Have you visited Historic Sugartown’s Carriage Museum?

Here’s your chance! During the month of March, we’re offering special socially-distanced guided tours of the Carriage Museum on Saturdays for up to 10 participants. View our collection of carriages, sleighs, and other modes of transportation up close.

The Carriage Museum was established in 2010 through a partnership between Historic Sugartown and the Chester County History Center, which owns the majority of the carriages and sleighs on exhibit. Many of these historic vehicles, crafted or driven here in Chester County in the 1700s and 1800s, are extremely rare and are in original condition. An Albany-style sleigh, a hearse from Guthriesville, a cabriolet and a great Conestoga Wagon are among the featured vehicles.

Tours are offered at 11AM & 12:30PM


Due to COVID safety restrictions, tours are available by advance registration only so we can limit capacity.  Face masks are required.


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