Known today for its tree-lined streets and eclectic architecture, Lititz was first settled in the 1720s by Pennsylvania Germans, but was established in 1749 by Moravians, who sought freedom to worship in the Commonwealth that was tolerant of all religions. The town developed into a self-contained religious community for almost 100 years, but in the 1850s, it could not sustain the religious code and non-Moravians were granted settlement. Today, the Moravian star still hangs from hotel porches, store windows, homes and churches.
Lititz remains known for its history, with log, brick and stone homes lending a mix of English, German and Victorian flavor. However, the picturesque town is also a favorite spot for local art galleries, chic boutiques, antiques shops, inns and cozy cafes, many of which surround the intersection of Broad and Main Streets.
Located in north central Lancaster County along Route 501, Lititz is known as a "foodie town" for its attractions that offer a sneak peek behind the making of some of Lancaster's sweet and salty favorites. The town is also home to Lititz Springs Park, a natural haven that hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Explore romantic covered bridges surrounding the town on the Lititz & its Countryside Trail.
Now this unique Lancaster County hamlet can lay official claim to being the "coolest" small town in the whole United States. Lititz recently won an online poll at BudgetTravel.com as the Coolest Small Town in the country! Plan your visit to see why everyone agrees Lititz is so great!
- Lovin' Lititz Every Second, second Friday of every month
- Fire & Ice Festival, mid-February
- 4th of July Celebration
- Teddy Bear Day in the Park, mid-September
- Artisans' Porchwalk, early October
- Lititz Chocolate Walk, mid-October
- Christmas Celebrations: Hometown Christmas Weekend, early December; and the Annual Tour of Homes, mid-December
Lititz Springs Park Welcome Center
Magic Lantern Shows
Travel back over 100 years to a time “before the movies,” when the spellbinding drama and humor of the Showman and the spectacular projected images from his “Magic Lantern Show” dazzled audiences acrofind out more
A Family Affair: Station Wagons
Visit the AACA Museum this summer! "A Family Affair” will showcase both familiar and lesser known examples of station wagons and the impact they had on family life.find out more