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Chadds Ford Historical Society

Three 18th-century homes offer groups the opportunity to experience what life was like 300 years ago. Groups can learn colonial games, write with quill pens, tour a historic house, and more, as they learn how life has changed. 1736 Creek Rd. Chadds Ford, PA 19317. Chester County. Tel: 610-388-7376. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Compass Inn Museum

1382 Route 30, Laughlintown, Pennsylvania 15655. 724-238-4983. A tour of the museum, by costumed docents, tells the story of transportation and everyday life in the early 1800s. Fee.

Ephrata Cloister

632 W. Main St., Ephrata, PA 17522. 717-733-6600. One of America’s earliest religious communities, the Ephrata Cloister was founded in 1732 by German settlers. Site includes seven historic buildings, New World artifacts, and costumed interpreters. Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Fee.

Mill at Anselma

1730 Conestoga Road, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania 19425. 610-827-1906. Visitors will experience the Mill throughout its 250-year history using all five senses. Fee.

Oliver Miller Homestead

2299 Corrigan Drive, South Park Township, PA 15129. 412-835-1554. The Homestead dates to frontier days seen through the story of this family, which reveals a way of life for those who first settled Western Pennsylvania. Costumed interpreters dressed in period attire teach about family life and local history and demonstrate crafts of that period. Fee.

Roth Living Farm Museum

Delaware Valley College, Rte. 202 & Hancock Rd., North Wales, PA 19454. 215-699-3994. Dedicated to providing historical information on farming practices with an emphasis on 19th and early 20th-century farming through hands-on activities and demonstrations. Fee.

White Chimney's Colonial Homestead

5117 Lincoln Hwy., Gap, PA 17527. 717-442-1037. This 18th century manor house began as a one-room stone house, and over the centuries evolved through colonial and Federal time periods with many additions from successive generations. Students can visit farm animals, a carriage display and learn about life in centuries passed. Fee.

Woodville Plantation

1375 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017. 412-221-0348. Woodville is Southwestern PA’s principal link to the late 18th century, interpreting the time period of 1780-1820 and documenting the lives of the three families that resided there, the Nevilles (1775-1815), the Cowans (1815-1835), and the Wrenshalls (1835-1975). Fee/Free.