Discover the 19th-Century Village

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.

We're Open for Tours!

Historic Sugartown is open for guided tours of the village on Sundays from noon to 4pm from May through November. Tickets can be purchased online in advance or on site.

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Upcoming Events

2024 Summer Pop-up Biergarten – June 20th

June 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Bookbinding Level I

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

Book Restoration Workshop

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

2024 Summer Pop-up Biergarten – August 15th

August 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Our Mission

We strive to inspire the community to engage with the past through authentic 19th-century experiences,
participate in the village’s present life and protect it for the future.

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Historic Sugartown
2024 is flying by and our next Biergarten is just around the corner!!Join us on June 20th from 5-8Pm at 260 Spring Road in Malvern for a fun night of food trucks, music, local drinks, and more!🍻 Grab a drink from Locust Lane Craft Brewery, Manatawny Still Works, and Chaddsford Winery🍔 Get a bite to eat at our food trucks from Humpty’s Dumplings, Philly Hots, Pizzeria La Familia, and Scrape & Scoop 🎶 Listen to tunes from local Sugartown favorite, Shake Down 📖 Explore Sugartown’s historic buildings with your friends and watch paper marbling demonstrations by the bookbinders of Sugartown’s Bindery Tickets are $10 in advance on our website and $15 at the door so get yours today! Kids and leashed dogs are free. ... See MoreSee Less
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