Historical Charlestown, PA
About 5 miles from Malvern and 25 miles from Philadelphia, the Charlestown Township is a small area filled with history. Several sites are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and date back to the 1700s.
Stop by Charlestown historic sites and get a glimpse of the area's past. These sites include:
- Charlestown Mill
- The Longwood School
- Village of Devault
- Charlestown Consolidated School
- Ice Dam Ruins
- Middle Rural Pickering Historic District
- Brightside Farm
The Charlestown Historical Society hosts events throughout the year for educating residents about the charming township.
There is a strong sense of unity among the nearly 5,000 residents of Charlestown. Whether it's a community service event or a small get-together, Charlestown citizens are kind and welcoming.
Community events year-round help to join friends and neighbors together. Annual events in Charlestown include:
- Rapp House Spring Work-Party
- Charlestown Day
- Charlestown Meadows Earth Day Walk
- Trail Walks
Residents also stock Pickering Creek every year with trout to prepare for the opening day of trout season. Trout stocking takes place in Charlestown in March.
Charlestown friends and neighbors are able to keep up with community events using an annual town calendar and newsletter. The calendar showcases beautiful scenes of Charlestown and informs residents about local information and history.
Staying Active and Relaxed
Residents enjoy open spaces and trails throughout the town, and the off-road trails wind through the woods, beside Pickering Creek, and along farm fields. The notable Horse-Shoe Trail sweeps through Charlestown between Valley Forge Park and the Appalachian Trail.
The Charlestown Park has a tot lot, playing fields, basketball courts, and picnic pavilions in the 44-acre area. The large Brightside Farm has a natural grass trail and community garden.
Youth programs and soccer clubs are available in Phoenixville, right next door to Charlestown.
Enjoy Charlestown as Your New Home
Relocating to the Malvern area and to pleasant Charlestown Township, visit my home buyers resource page for more information about making the transition to Charlestown, from a free home buying guide to an interactive Malvern area map. Welcome to your new community!
Selling Your Pennsylvania Home?
Browse through my helpful home selling resources for home selling tips, a complementary home evaluation, and the Malvern neighborhood sold report. Selling your Charlestown homes doesn't have to be stressful. Connect with me, Mike McDaid, and we can talk about how to sell your home quickly for the right price.