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

Bookbinding Workshops Weekend

September 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Bookbinding Level I

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

Bookbinding Level II

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

Virtual Book Restoration Workshop

October 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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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Mourning was an important part of Victorian America and Sugartown was no different. Join us on October 14 and 15 for a lantern led tour of the village where you'll hear more about death culture in 19th century Sugartown and the often unheard macabre tales of some of our former residents.Spots are limited for our lantern tours so make sure to book your tickets today! ... See MoreSee Less
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