One of three Pennsylvania counties established by William Penn in 1682, Chester County was home to a western route that connected Philadelphia to the surrounding areas.
Today, Lancaster Avenue (U.S. Route 30) echoes that path, and is a main thoroughfare on which many of the county’s towns and attractions lie. Its reputation as a getaway from city life and a destination unto itself remains.
SEPTA buses and trains run to parts of Chester County, but its countryside layout is best explored by car.
For more on visiting this area, explore the trip-planning information for Chester County and the Brandywine Valley by clicking below.