10 Things to Do in Paoli That You Shouldn't Miss

February 20, 2018 Elouise Mccaul

Paoli /peɪˈoʊliː/ is a census-designated place in Chester County near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It is situated in portions of two townships: Tredyffrin and Willistown. At the 2010 census, it had a total population of 5,575.
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1. Valley Forge National Historical Park

1400 N Outer Line Dr, Valley Forge, PA 19406-1000 +1 610-783-1099
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Valley Forge National Historical Park

This is the unforgiving spot where George Washington's weary troops passed the brutal winter of 1777-78.

Reviewed By Zach F

Our Scout troop toured the encampment utilizing a Bluetooth speaker and the audio tour. It was a wealth of information over and above what our leaders were able to convey to the scouts. Two of them are history teachers and the audio tour was accurate to a tee it was a wonderful addition to our trip.

2. Wharton Esherick Museum

1520 Horse Shoe Trl, Malvern, PA 19355, Paoli, PA 19355-9519 +1 610-644-5822
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5 based on 52 reviews

Wharton Esherick Museum

Wharton Esherick was a sculptor who worked primarily in wood, readily extending his unique forms to furniture, furnishings, utensils, interiors, buildings and more. His motto, "if it isn't fun, it isn't worth doing," is evident in the joyful expression of his work, inviting the eye and the hand. A National Historic Landmark for Architecture, his hilltop studio/residence, with more than 300 of his works on exhibition, has been preserved much as it was when the artist lived and worked there. The Museum is open to the public through guided tours for which reservations are required.

Reviewed By Rosemary G - Paoli, Pennsylvania

This museum is an incredible gem, worth visiting! Small group tours are available. This was the home he built. Hard to describe the woodworking here but it is priceless. He integrated the woods, trees, colors along with his carvings and sculptures. Plan to spend at least 3 hours for the tour and exploring!

3. Chanticleer

786 Church Rd, Wayne, PA 19087-4713 +1 610-687-4163
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5 based on 378 reviews

Chanticleer

Thirty acres of a 1913 estate fashioned into a series of formal gardens including a meadow, woodland with shrubs and a produce garden.

Reviewed By MarthaKay2016 - Needham, Massachusetts

My daughter and I spent an entire afternoon here last Saturday exploring the grounds and gardens. The grounds are incredibly beautiful and unique. The many seats and benches throughout the property encourage quiet contemplation of your surroundings. We had a very enjoyable time and I look forward to going back for one of their picnic evenings!

4. American Helicopter Museum and Educational Center

1220 American Blvd, West Chester, PA 19380-3445 +1 610-436-9600
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4.5 based on 113 reviews

American Helicopter Museum and Educational Center

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center, located in the land of industry innovators in the Philadelphia region, is the nation's premier aviation museum devoted exclusively to helicopters. Established in 1996, the nonprofit organization collects, restores and displays rotary-wing aircraft, including over 35 civilian and military helicopters, autogiros and convertiplanes.

Reviewed By slalemand - Auburn, Maine

But I had a good time as well. It's big enough to stop at and enjoy an hour or so leaning all about helicopters and there role in aviation.

Our granddaughter wanted to stop because they have a V-22 Osprey unit, which is what here daddy takes care of for the marines

5. People's Light

39 Conestoga Rd, Malvern, PA 19355-1737 +1 610-644-3500
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4.5 based on 67 reviews

People's Light

People's Light, a professional, not-for-profit theatre in Chester County, makes plays drawn from many sources to entertain, inspire, and engage our community. We extend our mission of making and experiencing theatre through arts education programs that excite curiosity about, and deepen understanding of, the world around us. These plays and programs bring people together and provide opportunities for reflection, discovery, and celebration. Founded in 1974, we produce eight to nine plays each season, in two black box theatres with 340 and 160 seats respectively, mixing world premieres, contemporary plays, and fresh approaches to classic texts for our 7-Play, Discovery, and Teen Series.

Reviewed By Mary B - Malvern, Pennsylvania

I have really enjoyed being a season ticket holder for the past few years. Peoples Light and Theatre has something for everyone; original plays, musicals, drama, classics. Students can attend for reduced prices when tickets are purchased the day of the show. They are really accommodating to season ticket holders who need to change dates. Check them out!

6. Jenkins Arboretum and Garden

631 Berwyn Baptist Rd, Devon, PA 19333-1001 +1 610-647-8870
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Jenkins Arboretum and Garden

Reviewed By MitchPhyllis65 - Morristown, New Jersey

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens is a wonderful example of humans working alongside Mother-Nature in preserving, creating, and showing what lives among us. We lose more local woodland areas every year in the name of progress so please visit and enjoy this beautiful garden sanctuary as my wife and I recently did.

7. Ridley Creek State Park

1023 Sycamore Mills Rd, Media, PA 19063-4352
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4.5 based on 137 reviews

Ridley Creek State Park

Reviewed By 10sJohn - Cleveland Heights

We had a fun time in the park. There are a lot of things to see here and a good walk in the woods. Our dog loved it too.

8. Bryn Mawr Film Institute

824 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-3228 +1 610-527-9898
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5 based on 101 reviews

Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Reviewed By Margaret B - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fans of intelligent, award-winning films will enjoy the offerings at this theater. The staff is knowledgeable and the selected films range from this year’s critically acclaimed films to recent and not-so-recent classics. Check out their website for special screenings.

9. Escape Room Mystery

840 1st Ave, Suite 500, King of Prussia, PA 19406-4062 +1 866-289-8982
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5 based on 167 reviews

Escape Room Mystery

Our four themed escape rooms have lots of electronics, sounds, and are professionally themed. Escape Room Mystery will make you feel like you are in a different world! Whether new to escape rooms or seasoned veterans, you won't want to miss our escape room adventures in King of Prussia, PA!

Reviewed By Eric T

Everything about this place is great. They run on time, their website is easy to navigate, the staff is wonderful (shout to Dan for being an awesome guide!) and the rooms are incredibly well designed. My friends and I had a blast in both the Revolution Spies and The Lab rooms. Thanks for giving us a great first and second escape room experience!!

10. Washington Memorial Chapel

Rt 23, Valley Forge, PA 19481 +1 610-783-0120
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4.5 based on 154 reviews

Washington Memorial Chapel

This small place of worship is famous for its stained glass window depicting George Washington at prayer.

Reviewed By Julie T - Rochester, New York

A place of quiet reflection that blends religion with patriotism. You can pray and think about those who sacrificed much to birth this country. Much to look at and think about.

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