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Trips on a Tank: West Chester

Attractions

QVC Studio Park
1200 Wilson Drive, West Chester, PA
1-800 600 9900
QVC, the popular home-shopping network, offers studio tours that feature live broadcasts from five studio views.

American Helicopter Museum and Educational Center
1220 American Blvd, West Chester, PA
610 436 9600
The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center is the nation’s premier aviation museum devoted exclusively to helicopters. We collect, restore and display historic aircraft and chronicle the origin and development of rotary wing aircraft.

Chester County Historical Society
225 North High Street, West Chester PA
610 692 4800
The History Center of the CCHS will be a vibrant place where people may encounter, explore and learn about the past. With diverse audiences and Chester County’s unique heritage at its core, CCHS is an educational leader in the history community of the Delaware Valley.

  • CCHS has amazing permanent and rotating exhibits – locally crafted Grandfather Clocks, furniture from the early 1700s, over 200 quilts, and historic clothing collection dating from the 1700s to today, etc.
  • Conduct research in our extensive library and photo archives – there are over 80,000 historical photographs dating from the 1840s to the 1990s. You’ll be amazed at all the images and information! And they’re all accessible!
  • Get “hands-on” involvement in our interactive History Lab
  • Research your family and your home. We’ll help you learn how to get started

Baldwin’s Book Barn
865 Lenape Road, Rte. 100 and Rte. 52, West Chester, PA
610 696 0816
The 1822 five-story building exudes bookish charm with its cozy nooks, stone walls, friendly atmosphere, wood-burning stove, and shelf upon shelf of books, maps, and prints. Baldwin’s Book Barn is an inveterate and unique institution of Chester County, Pennsylvania where people have come for decades to buy and sell books. What will you find at the Book Barn? You’ll find a place to relax, browse, chat, and discover that hard-to-find book you’ve always wanted! You’ll find antiquarian, rare, and fine books as well as thousands upon thousands of used books, maps, and prints. Take that rare volume down and hold a bit of history in your hands. Stumble upon that used, out-of-print treasure on one of hundreds of shelves. Sit down for as long as you like to read through your new discovery! Be our guest to savor the early American atmosphere. We know you’ll enjoy the unique surroundings and come back again and again! William and Lilla Baldwin established their used book and collectible business in 1934 in nearby Wilmington, DE. In 1946 they moved to “The Barn”. The old milking house was converted into a residence for the Baldwin Family and the stone barn became the bookshop and for some years, a country store museum. We are located deep in the heart of the enchanting and historical Brandywine Valley. Baldwin’s Book Barn is one of America’s truly distinctive bookstores. Step inside and you are transported to another time and place. Today, our store is stuffed to the rafters with a treasure trove of 300,000 used and rare books, manuscripts, maps as well as fine paintings, prints, estate antiques, and other valued collectibles.

West Chester Railroad
250 E. Market St, West Chester, PA
610 430 2233
A tourist railroad along the beautiful Chester Creek Valley in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We offer a variety of nostalgic 90 minute train trips. Throughout the year, West Chester Railroad offers many different special events for our riders. Join in the fun!

Restaurants

High Street Caffe
322 S. High Street, West Chester, PA
610 696 7435
Best recognized for its Cajun, Creole and Exotic cuisine. With a Funky-Eclectic atmosphere and a “staff you will want to take home with you, the High Street Caffé has been a favorite of Chester County. Now approaching its 17th year, The High Street Caffe has gone above and beyond the reputation of being consistent. Winning “Best of Philly” in 1999 was just the start of culinary recognition. We have been selected as “Best of the Main Line for Cajun & Creole” 10 years counting and have also been selected by the people of Chester County. The High Street Caffe has also been recognized by the Zagat review posting a 29 out of 30 points for cuisine. Many are of the opinion that it was the High Street Caffe that put West Chester on the map as a culinary destination.

Fusion Asian Restaurant
1107 West Chester Pike, West Chester, PA
610 429 9999
Fusion Asian Restaurant does not serve alcoholic beverages, but permits patrons to bring their own. They serve Asian cuisine and sushi.

Market Street Grill
6 West Market Street #1, West Chester, PA
610 429 5328
Market Street Grill is the winner of Main Line Today’s Best Breakfast.  Menu highlights include Gourmet Omelets, Cinnamon Swirl French Toast, Plate Size Pancakes, and an assortment of Egg Benedicts.  There are always a number of UNIQUE specials and of course, “The Bruno Burrito”, winner of numerous accolades.
Lunch features a great selection of Salads, Wraps, Specialty Sandwiches and side dishes like Sweet Potato Fries and Fried Pickles.  We also feature classics such as Gyros, Cheesesteaks, Reubens, and Grilled Chicken. An excellent value with all lunch items under $10.
Join us for the best breakfast and lunch in town…an innovative twist on diner cuisine!