With its leafy tree-lined streets, its Victorian and German architecture, and its welcoming atmosphere, Lititz is the quintessential small American town, and it captures the heart of almost everyone who visits. The downtown streets are filled with unique shops, cafes, and restaurants, and the town's Moravian heritage can be seen in the Lititz Moravian Historic District and the beautiful campus of Linden Hall. If you want to get out into the countryside, you can pick up some fresh produce at the Kissel Hill Fruit Farm Orchard and Market or pay a visit to the picturesque Keller's Mill Covered Bridge.
1.Lititz Springs Park
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Privately owned and maintained entirely by volunteers, Lititz Springs Park is one of the community's favorite gathering places. The beautifully maintained grounds feature a peaceful duck stream, and visitors who want to feed the ducks can purchase food from one of the park's coin-operated machines. Other amenities include a children's playground, a snack shack, and plenty of shaded picnic tables. The park also hosts a number of exciting events throughout the year, with highlights including the annual Fourth of July Celebration, the Fall Antique Show, and the Christmas in the Park event held each December.
24 N Broad St, Lititz, PA 17543, Phone: 717-626-8981
2.Lititz Historical Foundation
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Lititz has a rich history that stretches all the way back to the early 1700s, and the Lititz Historical Foundation is a non-profit organization that was established to preserve and share the town's history. The foundation operates two different attractions that are conveniently located right next door to each other: the historic Johannes Mueller House and the Lititz Museum. The museum exhibits take visitors on a journey through Lititz's history from the 1700s until the present day, and the Johannes Mueller House provides a glimpse what life was like for an 18th-century tradesman. The hours of both attractions vary according to the season.
145 E Main St, Lititz, PA 17543, Phone: 717-627-4636
3.Lititz Moravian Church
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Located at the heart of the Lititz Moravian Historic District, the Lititz Moravian Church is a great place to visit if you want to learn about the town's spiritual and cultural roots. The church grounds feature the historic church sanctuary, the Brother's House, and a cemetery, and there's also a small on-site museum that features a collection of unique historical items. Brochures are available for visitors who want to take a self-guided tour, and guided tours are usually available if arranged in advance. Church services are held every Sunday, and the museum is open on Fridays and Saturdays between May and October.
8 Church Square, Lititz, PA 17543, Phone: 717-626-8515
4.Kissel Hill Fruit Farm Orchard and Market
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The fertile farmlands around Lititz are known for producing high-quality produce, and Kissel Hill Fruit Farm Orchard and Market is one of the best places to get your hands on some. The selection varies according to the season, but the annual highlights include fresh peaches, cherries, and apples grown right on the property. A variety of local cheese, eggs, and canned goods are available as well. The market is open Monday through Saturday year-round, and delicious freshly baked goods are available on Fridays and Saturdays. During the summer, they also offer a special chicken barbecue on Saturdays.
2101 Kissel Hill Rd, Lititz, PA 17543, Phone: 717-626-7115
5.Keller's Mill Covered Bridge
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Officially known as the Cocalico No. 5 Bridge, Keller's Mill Covered Bridge is a historic covered bridge that stretches across Cocalico Creek. The current structure was built in 1891, but it was disassembled in 2006 and moved to its current location in 2010. It's one of the only covered bridges from this time period to have retained its original white color, and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. If you want to get out of the car, there's a small pullout with a plaque that discusses the bridge's history.
103 Middle Creek Rd, Lititz, PA 17543, Phone: 717-299-8901
Andy Smith is a self-taught watercolor artist who has been painting professionally since 1980, and he owns and operates a working studio and art gallery in downtown Lititz. Both original pieces and prints are available for purchase, and customized framing is offered for an additional fee. If you're an aspiring painter, you can also take one of Andy's watercolor classes, which are designed for painters of all levels. The studio doesn't have regular hours, but it's often open by chance, and visitors are always welcome to set up an appointment by phone or by email.
4 N Spruce St, Lititz, PA 17543, Phone: 717-627-3383
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Established in 1746, Linden Hall is the oldest continuously operating girls' boarding school in the United States. It was originally operated by the Moravian congregation, and although it's now nonsectarian, it still embodies its Moravian heritage. The school's peaceful 49-acre campus is located on the outskirts of Lititz, and although most of the buildings are only open to students and faculty, it's a beautiful place to go for a walk. The central courtyard features a bubbling fountain and statues of two Italian poets, and behind Honeycutt Hall you'll find a charming rock garden with a lilypond.
212 E Main St, Lititz, PA 17543, Phone: 717-626-8512
© Lititz Library
Operated by a dedicated team of employees and volunteers, the Lititz Library is one of the community's best learning resources. Everyone is welcome to come read a book even if they don't have a library card, and a wide range of youth and family programming is offered, including sign language classes and interactive family storytime sessions with songs and games. Several programs are available for adults as well, including book clubs, painting and knitting groups, and art demonstrations. The library is open every day except Sunday, and used book sales are held twice a year.
651 Kissel Hill Rd, Lititz, PA 17543, Phone: 717-626-2255
9.Brickerville House Family Restaurant
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Housed inside a 1753 building that has served as a tavern for centuries, the Brickerville House Family Restaurant is a cozy eatery that specializes in American comfort food. The extensive menu has something for everyone, but some of the most popular items include the homemade buttermilk pancakes, the pork and sauerkraut, and the delicious grilled sandwiches. If you have kids under 12, they can also choose from the children's menu. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served seven days a week, and specials menus are offered on holidays like Mother's Day, Father's Day, and Valentine's Day.
2 E 28th Division Hwy, Lititz, PA 17543, Phone: 717-625-2525
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10.General Sutter Inn
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The General Sutter Inn was constructed in 1764, and although it has been renovated to include amenities like Wi-Fi and modern kitchen facilities, it still has all of its original Victorian charm. The elegant dining room offers both hearty pub food and refined steak and seafood dishes, and there's also a traditional British pub with 14 beers on tap and more than 80 bottles. A full English breakfast is served every Saturday morning, and if you want to spend the night, you can book one of the Victorian-style rooms or one of the rock 'n roll themed penthouse suites.
14 E Main St, Lititz, PA 17543, Phone: 717-626-2115
10 Best Things to Do in Lititz, PA
- Lititz Springs Park, Photo: Lititz Springs Park
- Lititz Historical Foundation, Photo: Lititz Historical Foundation
- Lititz Moravian Church, Photo: Lititz Moravian Church
- Kissel Hill Fruit Farm Orchard and Market, Photo: Syda Productions/stock.adobe.com
- Keller's Mill Covered Bridge, Photo: Brian Yarvin/stock.adobe.com
- Andy Smith, Photo: golubovy/stock.adobe.com
- Linden Hall, Photo: Linden Hall
- Lititz Library, Photo: Lititz Library
- Brickerville House Family Restaurant, Photo: Brickerville House Family Restaurant
- General Sutter Inn, Photo: General Sutter Inn
- Cover Photo: Brian Yarvi/stock.adobe.com