Malvern is a small borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, about twenty-five miles west of Philadelphia. Malvern is the site of the Paoli Massacre, small but vicious battle in September1777, during the American Revolutionary War. Paoli Battlefield is a historic site that commemorates the event. The stone obelisk surrounded by decorative iron fence marks the graves of those fallen during the battle. People's Light is a one of Pennsylvania’s biggest professional non-profit theatres. Wharton Esherick Museum was the studio of the Malvern craftsman-artist Wharton Esherick. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.People's Light, Malvern, PA
People's Light is a professional theatre in Malvern, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1974, People’s Light is one of Pennsylvania’s biggest professional non-profit theatres, renowned for their excellent resident artists, interesting productions and innovative, inspiring work with young people. They offer 8-9 plays per seasons, and in each play they tell stories that range from ancient times through the future. The story always has direct relevance and are relatable to the local communities. They produce classics and modern plays, commission and produce new original work: So far they have produced 436 plays and 166 have been premieres. People's Light runs the "Project Discovery" or "Arts Discovery" program that brings youth from 21 high schools to People’s Light each year for free.
39 Conestoga Rd, Malvern, PA 19355, Phone: 610-644-3500
2.Locust Lane Craft Brewery, Malvern, Pennsylvania
With a motto ‘Simply Crafted’, Locust Lane Craft Brewery in Malvern, Pennsylvania provides fresh, simple and classic beer for the craft brew community. Their rustic tap room has fourteen taps featuring flagship, seasonal and test batch beers. It also features a 35' long "live edge" bar with a growler/crowler filling station. There are regular tables, high-top tables and a living room area with a couch and armchairs. Behind the bar is a giant 14' x 7' window through which visitors have a great view of their 15 bbl brewhouse. There are also a few televisions so they do not miss their favorite team’s game. Besides their own beers, Locust Lane also serves Pennsylvania crafted wine, mead, liquor, ciders, bottles water and sodas. Check the social media to find out which food truck is scheduled to serve food at the Taproom on each day.
50 Three Tun Rd Suite #4, Malvern, PA 19355, Phone: 484-324-4141
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3.Paoli Battlefield, Malvern, Pennsylvania
Paoli Battlefield is 44-acre historic site in Malvern, Pennsylvania, which was the location of the small but vicious battle during the American Revolution in September 1777. The battle was fought near the Paoli Tavern, a famous local landmark at the time. The Battlefield has been preserved in its original form, as a woodland and farm fields. There was a monument on the grave of those who died during the battle, and a stone wall that protects it. The monument is one of the oldest Revolutionary War battle. Adjacent 22 acres of land was acquired to be used in the19th century as a drill field and parade ground for Chester and Delaware County militia. In 1877, at the Centennial of the battle, a new granite obelisk was placed, and the original stone wall around the grave was replaced by a decorative iron fence. In 1996, the Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund was created to purchase the site, mark it with explanatory plaques, and open it to the public.
Monument Ave & Wayne Ave, Malvern, PA 19355, Phone: 484-320-7173
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4.Pinball Gallery, Malvern, PA
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Located in Great Valley Shopping Center, the Pinball Gallery provides a clean, spacious, family-oriented spot to play a wide range of classic pinball machines. The Gallery has about 50 "free-play" machines that allow visitors to play their favorite games over and over, with no quarters needed. Some of the machines in the Pinball Gallery are for sale, for those who cannot resist having their own vintage machine. Pinball Gallery will repair it and maintain it for you and will even fix the old one you have bought somewhere else. There is also plenty of pinball-related merchandise such as DVDs and tshirts. The Gallery is great place for a very special birthday party or any other fun gathering. There are regular tournaments and leagues for the more competitive players.
Great Valley Shopping Center, 81 Lancaster Ave #20, Malvern, PA 19355, Phone: 484-693-0693
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5.General Warren, Malvern, Pennsylvania
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General Warren is an elegant, old-world American restaurant in Malvern, Pennsylvania, located in a historic 1745 inn. Exquisite dining room has exposed beams, white tablecloths, a lovely fireplace and warm lighting, perfect for an evening of celebration or a romantic dinner. There is a beautiful terrace for the warm days and evenings. Executive Chef Joshua Smith uses locally sourced ingredients and classic techniques to create imaginative version of classic dishes such as Beef Wellington (served only at dinner), Snapper Soup served with Sherry, amazing Crab Cakes at lunch, Wiener Schnitzel, Classic Caesar Salad and Bananas Foster made tableside. The restaurant has an exceptional wine collection from all over the world.
9 Old Lancaster Rd, Malvern, PA 19355, Phone: 610-296-3637
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6.Restaurant Alba, Malvern, Pennsylvania
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Restaurant Alba is a highly acclaimed Italian American bistro in Malvern, Pennsylvania, the kind of place where people drive for hours to enjoy chef’s special of the day. Elegant dining room is warm and cozy, with bright white table cloths, plush chairs and soft wall colors. Chef-owner Sean Weinberg's offers high-end New American cuisine using ingredients from local farmers. Open kitchen allows diners to enjoy watching chef’s magic. Alba has a superb wine list with bottles from all over the world. Their wine list has been awarded the highly coveted Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. The best deal is chef’s five-course fixed meal with wine pairing, a true treat and great way to celebrate a special event.
7 W King St, Malvern, PA 19355, Phone: 610-644-4009
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7.Christopher's, Malvern, Pennsylvania
Christopher’s in Malvern, Pennsylvania, is a bright and airy contemporary place that combines a welcoming neighborhood atmosphere, a full bar, and a diverse menu of American dishes with a touch of international influence. The dining room has a long purple banquette along one entire wall, encouraging conversation and socializing. Bright original paintings on the walls bring additional touch of color. Locally owned and operated, Christopher’s is proud of using locally grown ingredients, mostly from Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative. The menu has something for everyone, from meatloaf to mahi mahi tacos. They have spacious outdoor space for those warm summer days and a full bar that prepares classic and innovative cocktails.
335 E King St, Malvern, PA 19355, Phone: 484-568-4127
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7 Best Things to Do in Malvern, Pennsylvania
- People's Light, Malvern, PA, Photo: aerogondo/stock.adobe.com
- Locust Lane Craft Brewery, Malvern, Pennsylvania, Photo: Rido/stock.adobe.com
- Paoli Battlefield, Malvern, Pennsylvania, Photo: J.A./stock.adobe.com
- Pinball Gallery, Malvern, PA, Photo: Pinball Gallery
- General Warren, Malvern, Pennsylvania, Photo: General Warren
- Restaurant Alba, Malvern, Pennsylvania, Photo: Restaurant Alba
- Christopher's, Malvern, Pennsylvania, Photo: Christopher's
- Cover Photo: Borough of Malvern
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