Strasburg, PA

Welcome to Strasburg, PA

Welcome to one of the charming small villages that help to make Lancaster County so unique – Strasburg, Pennsylvania.

There’s lots to explore in and near Strasburg:

Location

Strasburg is located in southern Lancaster County, south and east of Lancaster City. Strasburg is near the intersection of Routes 896 and 741, south of Route 30.

History of Strasburg, PA

Kids (and adults) love riding on the Strasburg Rail Road

Kids at the Strasburg Rail Road

In the late 1600’s the area around present day Strasburg was visited by French fur traders, then eventually settled by Swiss Mennonites and Huguenots from the Alsace region of France. Strasbourg was the cathedral city of that Alsace region. Some of the original log houses from the 18th century still remain.

Strasburg prospered due to the volume of traffic along the Old Conestoga Road (Route 741 today) between Philadelphia and Lancaster. However, that traffic subsided around 1795 with the opening of the Lancaster Turnpike (along today’s Route 30).

The borough of Strasburg was established in 1816. In 1832 the Strasburg Rail Road was chartered to connect both freight and passenger service from Strasburg to the rest of the national rail system. This rail road is Pennsylvania’s oldest continually chartered public utility.

 

Sight & Sound Theatre in Strasburg, PA - Show: Jesus (2018 & 2019)

Sight & Sound Theatre – Show: Jesus (2018 & 2019)

Today’s Strasburg

Today, Strasburg is a center of numerous railroad attractions and first-rate theatrical productions (Sight & Sound Theatre is Lancaster County’s most popular attraction).

But Strasburg has more than just rail road/train attractions and world-class live theatre productions.

Strasburg is in the middle of Amish Country and many tourists come to go sightseeing in the area.

There’s lots of things to do in Strasburg for kids, groups, and even for a romantic date with your loved one.

Strasburg, PA Amish Country

Strasburg, PA is in the middle of Amish Country

You’ll also find the following in Strasburg, PA:

Clarion Hotel - Historic Strasburg Inn

Historic Strasburg Inn

Town of Strasburg

Some visitors have asked if the buildings in Strasburg are false facades just put up for show. Nope! These buildings are real homes and businesses. People live and work in this town just like anywhere else. It’s just that Strasburg, like so many towns throughout Lancaster County, has retained that unique small-town flavor that is lost in many communities today.

Events in Strasburg, PA

There are numerous events here throughout the year. Many are listed in our Strasburg events calendar.

These include annual events, such as:

Here is some footage from the Strasburg Fire Company Spring Auction (mud sale):

Get Out and Enjoy Strasburg:

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