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Friends of Martin's Tavern (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.

Reopening the Village Shop at the Blacksmith Shop on May 5th!
1340 West Strasburg Road in the heart of Marshallton
Thank you to our customers for your support in 2022.  We look forward to meeting new visitors to our unique vintage charity shop.

National DAR Excellence in Historic Preservation Award 
The Chester County Chapter of the DAR awarded the Friends of Martin’s Tavern a National DAR Excellence in Historic Preservation Award at their meeting on May 13, 2023 at the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Visitor Center. 

The award recognizes and honors an individual or group that has done recent remarkable volunteer work at the community level. 

Friends of Martin’s Tavern  board members Linda Kaat, Bob Lyng and Mark Slouf accepted the award.
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Beginning in 2003, Friends of Martin's 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.

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