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.

Did you know that Friends of Martin's Tavern is on Amazon Smile?  Consider selecting FOMT as your charitable organization. 

If you start at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to FOMT, at no cost to you.

The trailer for the Marshallton Oral History project can now be accessed on the 
West Bradford website

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.

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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