West Chester Downtown Foundation


Since 1762, when the Turks Head Inn first offered refreshment to weary travelers, West Chester has been a place of hospitality to visitors from around the world. It became the seat for Chester County in 1786, its current boundaries were established in 1788 and incorporated as a borough in 1799. See Historic Milestones of West Chester.

Stroll along brick sidewalks past the building where Abraham Lincoln began his quest for the presidency; where the great African-American folk artist Horace Pippin lived and painted; where America’s preeminent composer Samuel Barber was born and raised (best known for his Adagio for String Orchestra); and actors Claude Raines and Eva Marie Saint spent their days.


Learn More

Visit the West Chester Downtown website to learn more.



You can make a donation to the West Chester Downtown Foundation

by mailing a check payable to:

West Chester Downtown Foundation, c/o CCCF
28 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382