Paoli Memorial Association

Our Mission

The Paoli Memorial Association formed in 1896 to oversee the gravesite of the 52 patriots buried in the walled mound on the southeast border of our property, and the two obelisks onsite (the 1817 and 1877 monuments). These Continental soldiers gave their lives in the ninth bloodiest battle of the Revolutionary War, commonly called The Paoli Massacre or The Battle of Paoli.

Today, these private grounds are used as a park site for walkers/joggers and leashed dogs. There are benches and picnic tables through the park to enjoy. The Chester Valley Little League has three ball fields on our land, and to the far west stands the Malvern Memorial Cabin, home to Troops 7, 77, 76G, and to Pack 7. The jungle gym, swingset, pavilion, and tennis courts are all maintained by the Malvern Park & Civic Association. 


Malvern Scouts BSA

Troop 7, formed in 1916, is the second oldest troop in Chester County, PA. Meeting on the grounds are Scouts BSA Troop 7, Troop 77, Troop 76G, and Pack 7.
Pack 7

Memorial Cabin

On September 20, 1958, the Memorial Cabin at 600 Monument Rd was dedicated for use. In addition to the Scouts BSA, the cabin is used for certain community events.

Chester Valley Little League

The CVLL offers leagues from tee ball to senior in both baseball and softball. Malvern Borough and Willistown residents are eligible to join.


2006 Parade


“…in trust as a place of parade forever.”

– Dedication of the 1877 monument

Life Membership

For $200, you’ll receive a life membership to the Paoli Memorial Association. Gift memberships are very popular. Please mail your payment to the PMA, PO Box 38, Malvern, PA, 19355, or you may stop by the National Bank of Malvern during normal business hours. Please indicate the new member’s first and last names, phone number, mailing address, and (if applicable) email address. Funds received from our life memberships go to improving and maintaining the driveway, the grassy bowl, the historic informational signs, and more. 

Or, if you like, you may subscribe for a yearly membership to Paoli Memorial Association for $25.00 a year.


Tennis Membership

For $50, our annual tennis members receive a key to the tennis/pickle ball courts. Please mail your payment to the Malvern Park & Civic Association, PO Box 544, Malvern, PA, 19355. Please indicate the tennis member’s first and last names, phone number, mailing address, and (if applicable) email address. New keys are sent out as the weather warms in late winter/early spring.

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