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Three Ways to Explore West Chester on Mother’s Day

May 11, 2017

Mother’s Day is fast approaching! If you’re racking your brain for the perfect gift, why not go sentimental and give Mom the gift of time?

If the family is coming to visit on Mother’s Day, there are tons of great spots near your Chestnut Square apartment for brunch. But the day doesn’t have to end there.

Our neighborhood is so bustling that you can extend your bonding time together while showing Mom and the other special ladies in your life all the great things to see and do in West Chester.

Chester County Historical Society — Explore more than 300 years of Chester County history, just four blocks from your Chestnut Square apartment. More than 80,000 objects tell the story of the region’s residents, including photos, clothing, home décor, artwork and more. If Mom is a history buff, this is a must-see.

Marshall Square Park — Fingers crossed, we’ll have good weather for Mother’s Day! If so, take Mom for a four-block stroll from your Chestnut Square apartment over to Marshall Square Park, where you can enjoy the greenery and lounge by the fountain. The park holds the distinction as West Chester’s first public square, so as you explore the plants and trees, you’ll also be exploring history.

5K for Mother’s Day — Ready, set, go! Get on your running shoes and participate in this annual Mother’s Day fundraiser for cancer causes. The event features a 2K and a 5K, with both walking and running options. The races set off from Church and Market streets, about five blocks from your Chestnut Square apartment. This is a female-only event, but guys are welcomed to cheer from the sidelines!


Chester County Historical Society

225 N. High St.



Marshall Square Park

200 E. Marshall St.



5K for Mother’s Day

2 p.m. May 14

Church and Market streets