Spend a Pennsylvania vacation at The Mercersburg Inn, take part in local activities, and visit area attractions.
Weekend Wine Tasting and Pairing Dinners An late afternoon wine tasting with our wine educator and a five course dinner (country varies) with wine pairings. Click here for complete details and upcoming dates.
Swimming and Hiking:
Cowans Gap State Park
For guests who enjoy a more challenging pace, a portion of the magnificent Tuscarora Trail runs through nearby Buchanan's Birthplace State Park. A bypass to the Appalachian Trail, the Tuscarora Trail follows the crest of the Tuscarora Mountains and offers day hikers one of the most striking treks in Pennsylvania.
Golf: Tee off at your choice of three, 18-hole championship golf courses - all less than 15 minutes away.
The Pennsylvania Opry at The Star Theater in Mercersburg: Come and join us for some good ol’ fashioned family entertainment at the Star Theatre in Historic Mercersburg, Pennsylvania.
Fantastic musical revues, featuring country, gospel, patriotic, cowboy ballads and oldies. They also offer many “tribute” shows honoring legendary performers like Elvis, Patsy Cline, George Jones, and Hank Williams.
Thrill to our exciting multi-talented instrumentalists, and laugh with our thigh-slapping comedy. The Pennsylvania Opry takes you on a journey back to a better time with all your old favorites and more!
Come experience the music and entertainment of Pennsylvania’s premier musical variety show. People are visiting The Pennsylvania Opry from all over the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. You’ll enjoy it too!
The Pennsylvania Opry is the “Branson” of the Northeast!
Summer Theatre: Enjoy professional
summer theatre in beautiful Caledonia State Park - just 30 minutes
from the Inn. The
Totem Pole Playhouse
Fly Fishing School: Revel in the meandering rivers and spring-fed streams of the Blue Ridge at Dusty Wissmath's Fly Fishing School (717-328-9400, extension 3531). Take a one- or two-day class or explore local waters on a guided tour. Experienced, professional instructors introduce you to the magic and tradition of fly fishing.
Explore Franklin County, our home: Franklin County Visitors Bureau
Hagerstown, MD: Lots to do and see, a quick 25-minute drive. Museums, History, Shopping. Hagerstown Tourist Bureau Website and Calendar of Events.
Baseball: The Hagerstown Suns, a quick 25-minute drive. See "real baseball". Hagerstown Suns Website (301-791-6266) Every seat is a "winner". You can order your tickets through us when you make your reservation, and they will be waiting for you at check-in time.
Prime Outlets: A short trip to Hagerstown, MD. With names such as COACH Factory, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Kate Spade, Lucky Brand Jeans, and more, Prime Outlets in Hagerstown has quickly become one of the most popular attractions. Prime Outlets Hagerstown: When you make your reservation, ask us about our free coupon booklet (a $7 value) for your shopping trip to Prime Outlets.
Historical Walks: Home to the acclaimed Mercersburg Academy and the site of many Civil War battles, Mercersburg is a picturesque town with lovely, preserved homes and business structures dating back 250 years. Stroll through the historical village (click here for brochures of historical sites) or saunter through the garden-like grounds of the academy. Ask your innkeepers for directions to the best walking paths.
Antiquing: From fine-quality furniture to trinkets of yesteryear, these treasure-filled antique markets offer a wonderful opportunity to stroll and shop.
Railroad Museum: Train buffs will thrill at the extensive collection of model trains and railroad memorabilia at the John McFadden Model Railroad Museum (717-328-6151) on the Mercersburg Academy campus. Featuring 80 different Lionel engines, as many as 200 pieces of rolling stock, and more than 200 feet of track, the collection also includes Lionel operating accessories, railroad stations, and industrial buildings.
Skiing: Less than a 10-minute drive from the Inn is Whitetail (717-328-9400) - the best ski resort in the Mid-Atlantic. Nineteen super-wide slopes spill down the resort's 935-foot vertical drop (the biggest vertical anywhere close to us!), and the high-speed chairlifts whiz skiers up the mountain for a day packed full of runs.
Civil War Sites (each a 45-minute drive):
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