Malvern, Pennsylvania


Malvern is a borough located in Chester County in the state of Pennsylvania. It had a total population of 2,998 residents as of the 2010 US census. The nearest major city to Malvern is Philadelphia which is about 19 miles west of the borough.

Restaurants and Dining

Some of the popular dining places in Malvern not only boast of their excellent cuisine but of their historical background as well. The White Horse Tavern was first built in 1825 and features antique and vintage decor. Flanigan’s Boathouse uses fresh local produce to prepare contemporary cuisine of steak, lamb, poultry and seafood. The Tuscany Ristorante and Cafe serves quality Italian meals such as pasta dishes with seafood, poultry, and traditional sauces. Burgers, salads, sandwiches and kids’ menu are also available.

Best Hotel Accommodations

Whether visiting for business or pleasure, you will find lots of lodging options in Malvern to fit your needs and budget. The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center Malvern offers cable TV, private baths, onsite restaurant, and other amenities. The Courtyard Philadelphia Great Valley is a smoke-free hotel that features free buffet breakfast, wireless high-speed internet, large screen TV’s, and large work desks. The Homestead Studio Suites Malvern has an indoor pool, laundry facilities, cable TV, and other on-site amenities, and is very near dining places, shops, and city attractions. Malvern’s Summerfield Suites offers cable TV, a private bathroom, private voice mail, and other pleasant amenities. Book your Malvern Hotels with

Fast Facts

  • If you want to have a taste of Pennsylvania’s Small Town USA, then Malvern is the ideal place to be. The borough was settled by Welsh immigrants in the 17th century and is rich in history, such as the Civil War heroism of Pennsylvania’s 52nd Regiment Infantry.
  • The borough was named after Malvern Hills near the Welsh border in England. William Penn sold the land to Welsh immigrants that inhabited the area for 10 cents an acre. Malvern was officially incorporated as a borough in 1889, until it converted to home-rule on Aprill 22, 2008.
  • Japanese author Nitobe Inazō originally wrote the literary ‘Bushido: The Soul of Japan’ in English in Malvern in 1900.
  • Singer-songwriter Jim Croce, originally born in Philadelphia, attended the Malvern Preparatory School for a year. He is buried at the Haym Salomon Cemetery, also in Malvern.

Tourist Attractions

Malvern abounds with parks, gardens, historic landmarks, and other points of interest. The Swiss Pine Japanese Garden is a private arboretum built in traditional Japanese style, with several acres of colorful flower gardens, nature trails, and ponds. Its steep and uneven terrain is ideal for challenging walks. The Paoli Battlefield is the site of what Washington referred to as the Paoli Massacre. The site is nearly untouched for more than two centuries and is considered one of the most unchanged Revolutionary War battlefields in the country. It is listed as a significant historic site on the National Register of Historic Places. Other notable destinations worth visiting are the Duffy’s Cut railroad line, Immaculata University, and the Great Valley Corporate Center.