Historic Marietta, Pennsylvania is a destination point for getaways and special events. It is a hidden gem set within Lancaster County with a rich history that dates back to pre-Revolutionary War days. This quaint river town of 2700 has over 430 houses, inns, pubs, bed and breakfasts, and community buildings that are on the National Registry of Historic Places. Architecture, gardens, patios, and interiors are distinctive, intimate and gracious. Marietta is a go-to spot each year for the Annual Candlelight Tour, the Garden Tour, the Marietta Bicycle race, blues and jazz nights and other events. And with all of this, you will find it is a warm and inviting town.
A visit or stay in Marietta must include the 14 miles long Northwest River Trail that runs along the beautiful Susquehanna River. Bicycling, walking, kayaking, along with hiking the geological wonder of Chickees Rock are popular here. The trail runs near sites of historic interest along with cafes, and both casual and fine dining restaurants. If considering an event of your own, Marietta has venues, caterers, amenities and suppliers to meet your needs. When you visit, be sure to allow time for a leisurely stroll to enjoy the historic architecture. Or, if you are just looking for a place of quietude beneath historic pines and sycamores, Marietta welcomes you.