MAKE PALMYRA YOUR NEXT DESTINATION
The town of Palmyra was originally called Palmstown until 1810, and was founded by a Revolutionary War physician and soldier, Dr. John Palm. It became well known as a “horse stop”; a place to eat, and drink as major routes of land, water and rail travel developed through the area. Horseshoe Pike (Route 322) was used by farmers to barter their grain and produce merchandise from the town’s shopkeepers. The production of shoes (1890) and bologna (1902) found their home in Palmyra. Seltzer’s Bologna operates and remains a local landmark to this day.
MAKE A VISIT TO HISTORIC PALMYRA PART OF YOUR VISIT TO THE LEBANON VALLEY
Get started on your journey with Palmyra’s heritage trail.
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GET TO KNOW PALMYRA FIRST HAND
As a teenager, I couldn’t wait to leave Lebanon County. Now, as a parent of 3 children, I am so glad I returned. Bringing my family here after living 12 years in other states and areas, I saw the richness of a place that I once took for granted. With new eyes and a wealth of wonderful experiences, I have discovered many new and exciting things I didn’t know existed before! Read more
Guest Blogger, Arissa May
Arissa May is a long-time native of Lebanon County! You may recognize her as the lead singer of her band, The Neighborly, or perhaps as the model on the front cover of the 2020/21 guide!
For a Fun Day in Palmyra
out your day with coffee and a gluten-free sweet from 3J’s Coffee.
to Black Swan Antiquities, the Annex, and Schoolhouse Antiques for a wide selection of handmade goods, antiques, and more finds.
some macarons from Sweet Velvet Macarons for the most delicious and unique flavored treats outside of France.
some of the best Italian food in town at Lazzaro’s Italian Bistro.
your day with a competitive game of bowling at Palmyra bowling.
Love it Like A Local
“Palmyra is a cute small town surrounded by lots of fun things to do! Couldn’t be happier in this small town!”