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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania

Welcome to Mount Joy

The town of Mount Joy was founded by Scots-Irish immigrants. It’s name comes from an Irish supply ship (the Mountjoy) that broke through a river blockade in Ireland in 1688-89. Today’s Mount Joy is comprised of the three original towns of Florin, Richland, and Mount Joy (the latter two are separate National Register Historic Districts). The towns combined in 1851.

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Mount Joy is located between Manheim and the river towns of Western Lancaster County along what was once the Harrisburg-Lancaster Turnpike, the major road between Lancaster and Harrisburg. Today that road is called the Harrisburg Pike (Pennsylvania Route 230).

In 1721 the Donegal Presbyterian Church was established between what is now Maytown and Mount Joy. The church was granted a 200-acre tract of land from the William Penn family. In 1777 the congregation gathered under the former Witness Tree to pledge their allegiance to the American Revolution. The Lancaster County Historical Society believes it is the oldest church in continuous use.

Spangler’s Flour Mill began operating in 1854, and is still in operation today.

In 1889 a Bavarian immigrant named Alois Bube (Boo’-bee) built the Central House Hotel and a brewery. They have been in almost continuous operation since then. Today, Bube’s Brewery is a restaurant and microbrewery.

Much of the residential architecture of downtown Mount Joy dates from before 1939, although many outlying developments have been built since.

In 2002 Mount Joy Borough was designated a Main Street Community by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The fourth Friday of every month Mount Joy hosts their special Fourth Fridays events.

Also see Places to Stay in Mount Joy, PA  and Mount Joy Churches.


A Lane Living – Adirondack Outdoor Furniture

119 North Market Street,   Mount Joy, PA  17552,   717-575-5080

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We offer a wide variety of Polywood furniture handmade in Pennsylvania. Our attractive, high quality outdoor furniture is hand-crafted by Amish craftsmen: Adirondack chairs, recliners, gliders, rockers, benches, tables, and more. Our Polywood furniture is made from premium grade recycled plastics and assembled with marine grade stainless steel fasteners.     Visit website

Cameron Estate Inn

1855 Mansion Lane, Mount Joy, PA 17552, 717-492-0111

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Hidden on 15 acres of lawn and woods, this 1805 majestic estate contains 18 air-conditioned rooms with private baths, rose gardens, and 11 fireplaces. Convenient to Lancaster, Harrisburg, Hershey & York. Full service restaurant, and trout stream with stone bridge.

Cameron Estate Restaurant

1855 Mansion Lane, Mount Joy, PA 17552, 717-492-0111

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Historic (1805) fifteen-acre Country Estate Inn serving dinner Wednesday through Sunday, 4:30 - 8:00. Fine dining in a casual relaxed upscale atmosphere. Enjoy our beautiful décor with fireplaces, antiques, gardens, patio, and trout stream. Fine Wines, Spirits, Lodging, Weddings, Receptions, Banquets.

Country Log House Farm Bed & Breakfast

1175 Flory Road, Mount Joy, PA 17552, 717-917-6782

Closed until 2021.   Come experience life on a quiet Lancaster County farm! Relax in our comfortable guest rooms. Enjoy a homemade family-style breakfast.  Go for a hayride. Feed the sheep and goats. Play with the kittens. Gather eggs from the hen house. And enjoy your visit to beautiful Lancaster County. What an exciting experience! Visit Website

Glick Woodworks, LLC

1188 Garfield Road,   Mount Joy, PA 17522,   717-653-6523

Glick Woodworks builds sheds, garages and modular barns to fulfill your storage needs. These outdoor structures are handmade by our skilled team of Amish craftsmen using long-lasting materials. We offer free delivery in all of York and Lancaster County, PA. Get your quote today!   Visit website

Hillside Farm Bed & Breakfast

607 Eby Chiques Road, Mt. Joy, PA 17552, 717-653-6697, 888-249-3406

Quiet, secluded 1863 farm homestead overlooking Chickies Creek, dam, and waterfall, surrounded by working farms. Hot tub. Two guest rooms and one suite. Our two cottages each include whirlpool tub, fireplace, king bed, entertainment center, and wet bar.  Visit website

Meadow View K Farm Guest House

612 Eby Chiques Road, Mount Joy, PA 17552, 717-653-9793

Enjoy a family stay in a beautiful Colonial stone guest house with three bedrooms, bath, family room, a play room for children and a kitchen. Milk a cow, feed calves, gather eggs and play with our miniature horse, lots of cats and kittens, too! We welcome you to our dairy farm! Visit website

Olde Square Inn

127 East Main Street, Mount Joy, PA 17552, 717-653-4525

Olde Square Inn is a beautifully restored Colonial Revival era home. Each room has a private bath, comfortable queen bed, TV/DVD player and refrigerator, and suites are available. A delicious, three-course breakfast is included with your stay.  You’ll enjoy your beautiful room and the many relaxing spaces around the Inn. Visit website