FOMT is dedicated to the enhancement of the village life of Marshallton PA.  FOMT's mission is to improve the historical and cultural heritage of the area through preservation, events and education.



Beginning in 2003, Friends of Martins Tavern (FOMT), a citizen-formed 501c(3) non-profit corporation, restored Martin's Tavern. Since that restoration, several neglected properties within site of the tavern have seen restorative work and the village grows more beautiful every year. While no one can claim that the restoration of the tavern by itself has sparked a renaissance of pride in Marshallton, it can be said that when a small village cares for its most neglected properties in this way, it can’t help but be an inspiration to those who own other historic structures in the village.


FOMT is also the caretakers of the Marshallton Blacksmith Shop, a nearby historic building which was built in 1750 and remains essentially unchanged from its original condition.

The trailer for the Marshallton Oral History project can now be accessed on the 
West Bradford website
In the long, troubling days of the American Revolution,  Martin‘s tavern was a source of comfort to the community in their warm hospitality and in their hearty meals.   During the Covid 19 pandemic , FOMT Would like to once again help our neighbors with the basic foods-to help feed our local families.

Please consider donating a Generous check to help feed our neighbors.
Check Payable to Chester County Food Bank and mail to FOMT, 1400 W. Strasburg Rd., West Chester, PA 19382.

Thank you for your past kindness at our Christmas time food drives and now at this most difficult of times.

2020  FOMT Events are on hold due to the CORVID 19 Pandemic.  

In addition to restoring/maintaining historic sites in Marshallton, FOMT hosts/participates in various events in Marshallton during the year, such as The Village Memorial Day Parade, the Trimbleville Walking Tour,  Marshallton's Ghost Walk and the Village Tree Lighting.  

It is with regret that due to the Covid pandemic, our FOMT holiday shop will not be open this Christmas.   We will look forward to seeing you in 2021

New Audio tour of the Village is on the site of Martin's Tavern

Friends of Martin’s  Tavern honor a local historic landmark on Broad Run Road. 
This site follows thousands of Crown Forces Marching through Chester County on September 11, 1777.
The Friends of Martin's Tavern mourn the passing of a true friend of Marshallton Village and to our Marshallton Village Heritage Center.  David was a founding member of our FOMT 501c3 organization and had supported our work for the past 16 years.  We thank him for his dedication, loyalty and kindness.  He will be missed.

West Bradford Township’s Open Space Initiative Referendum passed in 2017

It passed with 67% voting in support of preserving our scenic landscapes.   For more information on how the open space ordinance will impact West Bradford, go to www.westbradford.org.

We are seeking candidates for FOMT Board positions.  Local history loving folks need apply.  We welcome volunteers to join in our important work.    Contact Us!  

Friends of Martin's Tavern  (FOMT)

1400 West Strasburg Road, West Chester PA 19382

Linda Kaat, 610 909 3324

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