The Kennett Square Historic District was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.  The Historic District inventory was updated in 2014-2015.



The Story of Kennett by Bayard Taylor

The mission of the Kennett Heritage Center is to foster a greater understanding and appreciation for the significant role our community played in the history of Pennsylvania and the United States.  The Center will encourage visitors to fully engage in the authentic experience offered by the preservation of that historic landscape through tours, special events, and an educational kiosk.

Old Kennett High School
The Fireman's Auditorium was built in 1905 and housed a movie theater. The building was torn down in 1965 to allow for a parking lot for the bank which sat at the corner of S. Broad and E. State Street.  The bank was demolished in 2007 and the Franklin Center was built there.  Click the link below to see a home movie from the 1940 Kennett Square Homecoming celebration.