Kennett Square trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Kennett Square is a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is known as the Mushroom Capital of the World because mushroom farming in the region produces over a million pounds of mushrooms a week. To celebrate this heritage, Kennett Square has an annual Mushroom Festival, where the town shuts down to have a parade, tour mushroom farms, and buy and sell food and other goods. It is also home to the corporate headquarters of Genesis HealthCare which administers elderly care facilities. The local high school is Kennett High School. Its population was 6,072 at the 2010 census.HistoryThe area to become known as Kennett Square was originally inhabited by the Lenape Native Americans. The town was originally called Kennet Square, with the name "Kennet", England, and "Square" coming from the original land grant from William Penn of one square mile. General Sir William Howe marched through Kennett to the Battle of Brandywine during the American Revolution. It was also known as an important part of the Underground Railroad, which helped slaves escaping to the North for freedom. Many of its prominent citizens helped slaves escape on the Underground Railroad. In 1853, a group asked for Kennett Square to be incorporated, and by 1855 it held elections.Kennett Square is in Pennsylvania (PA). In the build up to your vacation in Kennett Square, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our United States itinerary builder website .
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Kennett Square
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Kennett Square
Places to visit with Kennett Square
Recently planned trips to Kennett Square
1 day in Kennett Square BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Kennett Square BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Kennett Square & West Chester BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, teens, kids, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Kennett Square BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Pennsylvania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Kennett Square BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium