Phoenixville First Stop on 26th Annual Tour Series

The iron foundry mural in Phoenixville (top left) and historic architecture of Sugartown (right) are two highlights in this year’s series of Chester County Town Tours and Village Walks

PHOENIXVILLE PA – The art and architecture of Phoenixville will be on display Thursday (July 16, 2020) from 5-6 p.m. in the first program of the 26th annual Chester County Town Tours and Village Walks series. In years past, each program featured guided tours of county locations in its spotlight, but this year’s tours have been redesigned as virtual experiences for the Zoom conferencing platform.

What the county is calling its “Live at Five” presentations explore its “rich cultural heritage while continuing to protect the health and safety of everyone,” it said in a Planning Commission media release. Five other programs are scheduled for Thursday during July and August. They include tours of:

  • Historic Sugartown (July 23),
  • Hibernia Mansion (July 30),
  • the Village of Yellow Springs (Aug. 6),
  • Historic West Chester (Aug. 13), and
  • A special preview of Kennett Square’s Occupation Day (Aug. 27).

Each program in the series is free for participants, but advance registration is required. Sign-up for the first program here. Zoom is free video conferencing software that can be used on computers, tablets, and smartphones.

The planning commission is supporting the series, with assistance from the county Board of Commissioners, county Historic Preservation Network, the county Historical Society, and the county Conference and Visitors Bureau.

For more information about the program, send an e-mail to Heritage Preservation Coordinator Karen Marshall at

Photos supplied by the Chester County Planning Commission