The Guernsey Cow in Exton, Chester County, PA was founded by our grandparents, Ilario “Larry” and Gladys Polite in 1931 and continued operations for over 50 years through 1985. The Guernsey Cow was a family restaurant and meeting place along the Lincoln Highway just west of the Main Line between Philadelphia and Lancaster, PA.

A major tourist destination in the half century before the population explosion of Exton, West Whiteland Township and surrounding Chester County, The Guernsey Cow was “world famous” for its hand-crafted cream caramels and ice cream. It represented a pure slice of Americana and, in particular, the American Dream for our grandparents.

I put this site together because an icon like The Guernsey Cow deserves its place on the Internet. My hope is that we can share stories and provoke commentary about a destination that meant much to many and preserve some memories. I encourage your to leave feedback or email me directly.


Sean McGlinchey

PS. For the record, my favorite flavor was Butter Brickle (with the occasional topping of hot fudge).

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