Visiting from out of town or planning to make a day or weekend of it in the Lebanon Valley?  Visit Lebanon Valley is the welcome center for locals and visitors alike.  We have suggestions for hotels, shopping and antiquing trails, outdoor guides highlighting favorite hiking, biking and kayaking trails, fascinating history trails, and the best tips on local restaurants, breweries and wineries all in the Lebanon Valley.  Check out VisitLebanonValley.com. for a full calendar of events, or stop by 31 South 8th Street in Lebanon, Pa., we are located next to the Lebanon Farmers Market.

Things to Do

Historic Cornwall FurnaceCornwall Furnace is a unique survivor of the early American iron industry. Originally built by Peter Grubb in 1742, the furnace underwent extensive renovations in 1856-57 under its subsequent owners, the Coleman family, and closed in 1883. It is this mid-19th century ironmaking complex which survives today. At Cornwall, furnace, blast equipment, and related buildings still stand as they did over a century ago. Here visitors can explore the rambling Gothic Revival buildings where cannons, stoves, and pig iron were cast, and where men labored day and night to satisfy the furnace’s appetite for charcoal, limestone, and iron ore.

Historic Cornwall FurnaceCornwall Furnace is a unique survivor of the early American iron industry. Originally built by Peter Grubb in 1742, the furnace underwent extensive renovations in 1856-57 under its subsequent owners, the Coleman family, and closed in 1883. It is this mid-19th century ironmaking complex which survives today. At Cornwall, furnace, blast equipment, and related buildings still stand as they did over a century ago. Here visitors can explore the rambling Gothic Revival buildings where cannons, stoves, and pig iron were cast, and where men labored day and night to satisfy the furnace’s appetite for charcoal, limestone, and iron ore.

Union Canal Tunnel Park — Take a boat ride through the oldest existing transportation tunnel in the US or explore the park and enjoy learning about its history. See the reconstructed 1790 Krall Barn on the property, and enjoy the 14 different hiking trails. Check out the website for more details on boat rides. 

Lebanon Farmers Market — See a beautifully restored historic building filled with farm fresh treats and more! Shop local goods from meats and cheeses, to pastries and candy. 

Mt. Gretna Playhouse — Visit one of the oldest open-air theatres in the country and catch professional Off-Broadway performances and Music at Gretna. Check out their website to see a full list of performances for the season. 

Patches Family Creamery — Grab your family and head to this local creamery for a delicious ice cream treat fresh from the farm. Visit the cows and let your children have fun on the playground!

Wertz Candies — Taste some of our local favorites like Opera Fudge, a homemade candy at Wertz dating back to 1931. Shop old-fashioned treats, fresh carmel corn, and so much more. 

The Tweed Weasel — Shop handmade American folk art, primitives, antiques, and gifts at this locally renowned store!

Memorial Lake — Spend the day on this scenic lake and enjoy hiking, kayaking, or even a picnic with your friends and family. 

Mt. Gretna Lake & Beach — Enjoy the sand between your toes right here in the Lebanon Valley. Swim in the natural stream fed lake complete with a tire swing, platform and canoes at this historic summer resort. 

Carriage House Style — Shop home decor, clothes, jewelry, and so much more at this adorable spot in Lebanon. You won’t leave empty-handed!

Governor Dick Tower — Enjoy bouldering, hiking, and biking at Governor Dick! Climb the tower for a beautiful bird’s eye view of the county. 

The Jigger Shop — Enjoy the breathtaking community of Mt. Gretna with a delicious Jigger in hand from this special shop! Or choose from a variety of delectable ice cream treats and light fare. 

The Allen Theatre — Catch a film at this single-screen cinema in Annville! Whether it’s a classic move or a first-run film, you can bet that you’ll enjoy your experience. After your movie, relax in the adjacent cafe with a coffee while you enjoy live local music. 

Iron Valley Golf Course — Iron Valley Golf Club opened in the spring of 2000 and lies on a large 352 acre tract of land that has historical significance dating back to the late 1700′s. The golf course offers natural terrain, expansive vistas, and extreme elevation changes. While you’re there, enjoy the modern, spacious clubhouse which holds the Miner’s Pub Restaurant & Bar.

Hotels

We recommend the following:

Holiday Inn Express
2205 E Cumberland St. Lebanon, PA 17046
717-273-9800

Hampton Inn Lebanon
1601 E Cumberland St. Lebanon, PA 17042
717-277-7221