The Lebanon Valley is home to several charming towns
Explore some of their unique characteristics and history. Looking to stay overnight in one of these beautiful towns?
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This quaint college town boasts old-school charm. Annville is home to Lebanon Valley College, the first co-ed college in Pennsylvania, which began in 1866. After the reopening of the town theatre, The Allen, in 1995, Annville experienced a revitalization. In congruence with a streetscape project in the early 2000s and the development of the north side of East Main Street, the town has continued to grow. When you visit Annville today, you will be greeted by a community of people who are proud to be part of this town.
Mt. Gretna prides itself on its unique and retro style. This town is known for its arts and culture, which is on display throughout the year through a variety of concerts and festivals. This Chautauqua was established in 1892 by Methodists who identified Mt. Gretna as an ideal location. When you stroll through this charming town, you can still find the summer cottages, “Hall of Philosophy” for meetings, and a small wooden Greek temple for the “Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle” that will send you back in time.
In the early 1730’s, German immigrants settled in the area now known as Myerstown. Myerstown is a classic American small town that is community-oriented and walkable. Its history is written in the architecture and the stories of the early immigrants who came to work the quarries, railroads, factories, and other businesses along the Union Canal. Today, this town has dedicated over 26 acres of land to recreation, making it ideal for families and those who enjoy the outdoors.
This small town is filled with a rich culture and tight-knit community. Having furnished more soldiers for the Civil War than any other town in the United States, Jonestown celebrates its veterans and history. Jonestown may be small, but this town embraces their large outdoor space! With a 65 acre park, community members have the opportunity to walk, bike, and run along the Rails to Trails and have access to water activities on the Swatara Creek.