Next time you visit the Brandywine Vally, plan to spend a day in historic Sigartown, Pa. in Chester County and step back in time to enjoy an authentic 19th century experience. Less than twenty minutes north of Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast, you can visit an early 1800s general store, the Italianate Sharpless Worrall House built in 1860, a fieldstone constructed saddler’s shop built in 1805 by Joseph Waterman, and a book bindery which has on display more than 2500 bookbinding tools and machinery.
The most authentic restoration of all the buildings in Sugartown is the William Garret House. Although it is a private home, walk by the 1825 Hannah Cheever House then visit the Bank Barn. Sharpless Worrall was a prominent citizen and helped form the Elk Lodge which was a part of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
This organization was dedicated to the welfare of their members including death benefits, aid to the sick and helped take care of widows and orphans, Finally, The Carriage Museum was opened in 2010 with the Chester County Historical Society.
The town is a member of Blue Star Museums
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William Garrett House–
most exacting restoration of all of Historic Sugartown’s buildings
Hannah Cheever House–
constructed c1825 by Hannah Cheever, innkeeper, Sugartown Inn (private)
The Bank Barn–
dates to the 1800s, and was built in two sections
The Carriage Museum–
opened 2010, a joint venture with Chester County Historical Society
Christmas in Sugartown – Saturday, December 10th from 10 to 4
Learn about Victorian holiday traditions, including cookie decorating and gingerbread houses. Santa will be visiting the William Garrett House.