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Charlestown Community Day
June 1, 2013   1 - 7 PM

Opening Ceremonies at Charlestown Township Park at 1 PM

Activities at Charlestown Twp. Park and
Throughout the Township via Narrated Bus Tours

Links to Information on All Activities -
One Page Flyer (pdf)
Narrated Bus Tour Map (PDF)
Official Facebook Page
Events At Charlestown Twp Park
Narrated Bus Tour Overview
On/Off Stops on Bus Tour
Art Show on Bus Tour
Pre-Register for Bus Tour
Pre-Register for Helicopter Ride
Pony Rides on Bus Tour
Directions to Charlestown Park
Who Sponsors Community Day?
Vendor Contacts
Need More Info?
Events at Charlestown Township Park
Charlestown Township Park, located adjacent to and behind the Valley Forge Christian College (directions), is the "Hub" of Community Day activities. Among the events scheduled for the afternoon at the Park are...
  • Opening Ceremonies at 1 PM
  • Helicopter Rides (1:30-4:30 pm)
    Cost $50 per person
    Pre-Register here via PayPal or credit card
  • Narrated Historic Bus Tours (1-5 pm)
  • Face-Painting (1-5 pm)
  • Live Music Performances including those by
    ECHO Acoustic Duo
    Pete Warner
    Cal Cizek
  • The Kimberton Fire Company will have equipment on display.
  • Food Vendors including
    Petrucci's Ice Cream and Water Ice (1-7 pm)
    Grille sponsored by The Office Bar and Restaurant (1-5 pm)
  • Vendors Selling their Wares
    Tables still available. $15 per table.
Narrated Bus Tours of Charlestown Township
Bus tours, with an on-board narrator, will depart from and return to Charlestown Township Park periodically, taking you to over a dozen interesting sites in our Township, some with great historical significance. Some of the sites (see below) are "drive by", with the on-board narrator describing the site's significance. At several of the sites, you may get off the bus and tour the site, with site guides describing the site. When you have seen one of these on/off sites, you may get on the next bus and continue your tour. Click here for a map (pdf) of the sites.
  • Multiple Buses have On-Board Narrators
  • 14 Sites on Tour
  • 6 Sites are On/Off with On-Site Guides
  • Many Sites with Historical Significance
  • An Art Show of Charlestown Artists is at the
    Wisner-Rapp House on Tour

  • Pony Rides at the Wisner-Rapp House on Tour
On/Off Stops on the Bus Tour
At six of the stops on the Bus Tour you may get off the bus and tour the site, getting on the next bus to resume your tour. Click here for a map (pdf) of the sites.
Art Show and Pony Rides at Wisner-Rapp House
An Art Show of mostly new art of Scenes of Charlestown by local artists will be on display in the Saddle Shop portion of the Wisner-Rapp House. This house, the headquarters of the Charlestown Historical Society, is one of the stops on the Narrated Bus Tour, and is located on Yellow Springs Road, across from the DeerField Development and surrounded by Brightside Farm. The Art Show is curated by Christine Merryman.
Pony Rides will also be available at the Wisner-Rapp House from 2-4 pm. Children may ride small or large ponies near the open fields of Brightside Farm. Parking is available near the Wisner-Rapp House if you choose to drive to the Wisner-Rapp House instead of arriving via a tour bus. (See #13 on the map included with these Charlestown Day links for the precise location of the Wisner-Rapp House.)
Directions to Charlestown Township Park
Charlestown Township Park is entered from Township Line Road. It also borders Coldstream Road in the northwest corner of our Township. Take Charlestown Road toward Phoenixville and make a left turn at the Stables Bar and Grill onto Coldstream Road. Make the next right at Township Line Road and then the first right into the Park. See the top-left corner of the Bus Tour Map for the park location.
Who Sponsors Charlestown Community Day?
Several organizations and many volunteers are behind Charlestown Community Day. Specifically...
  • Charlestown Township Parks and Recreation Committee
  • Charlestown Historical Society
  • Charlestown Trails Committee
Vendor Contacts
If you are interested in selling your wares or providing information at a table at Charlestown Township Park during Community Day, please contact Marylou or Karen at . Space is $15
Need More Info?
For more information on Charlestown Community Day, go to the official Facebook page or email Marylou at, Karen at, or Barbara at

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