Located in the Cumberland Valley of Pennsylvania just a few miles north of the Maryland state line, the picturesque Borough of Mercersburg dates to 1780 and is home to approximately 1,500 people. The borough includes a historic district with structures from the 18th century, and surrounding areas figured prominently in the Civil War. The town is located in southwestern Franklin County among rolling hills and farmland and not far from the Tuscarora Mountain ridge.
In addition to the below lodging in the Mercersburg area and neighboring Greencastle, there are numerous hotels in nearby Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and Hagerstown, Maryland. There are also a variety of Mercersburg-area properties listed on Vrbo and Airbnb.
Anne’s Bed & Breakfast
11478 Fort Loudon Road, Mercersburg, PA | 717-729-4156
Blue Window Bed and Breakfast
155 South Washington Street, Greencastle, PA | 717-597-3700
Comfort Inn Greencastle
50 Pine Drive, Greencastle, PA | 717-597-8164
Fox’s Jus-Em-Tyme Bed and Breakfast
11883 Mercersburg Road, Welsh Run, PA | 717-328-3259
James Buchanan Hotel
15 North Main Street, Mercersburg, PA | 717-328-0011
McFadden’s Willow Gold Bed and Breakfast
6968 Pine Road, Mercersburg, PA | 717-328-5522
405 South Main Street, Mercersburg, PA | 717-328-5231
Whitetail Mountainside Rentals
14201 Barberry Circle, Mercersburg, PA | 717-328-5550
In addition to the below restaurants in Mercersburg and neighboring Greencastle, there are numerous local, chain, and fine dining restaurants in nearby Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and Hagerstown, Maryland.
66 Church Street, Mercersburg, PA | 717-498-0561
Egg Roll King
11902 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA | 717-328-9888
Foot of the Mountain
14191 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA | 717-328-2960
347 North Main Street, Mercersburg, PA | 717-498-0395
405 South Main Street, Mercersburg, PA | 717-328-5231
One North Coffee and Bake Shop
3 South Main Street, Mercersburg, PA | 717-328-2668
Stoners on the Square
5 North Main Street, Mercersburg, PA | 717-328-5011
B Street 104 Restaurant and Pub
104 East Baltimore Street, Greencastle, PA | 717-643-1612
Bean and Biscuit
18 East Baltimore Street, Greencastle, PA | 717-643-1580
50 Pine Drive, Greencastle, PA | 717-597-5322
25 West Franklin Street, Greencastle, PA | 717-643-1296
Fireside Pub and Patio
2000 Castlegreen Drive, Greencastle, PA | 717-597-1188
John Allison Public House
155 South Antrim Way, Greencastle, PA | 717-643-0218
2753 Buchanan Trail West, Greencastle, PA | 717-597-2888
Mi Tierra Linda
504 North Antrim Way, Greencastle, PA | 717-643-0487
Mikie’s Ice Cream
179 South Antrim Way, Greencastle, PA | 717-597-4011
Pure and Simple Cafe
164 East Baltimore Street, Greencastle, PA | 717-593-4676
Sora Sushi Asian Cuisine
510 North Antrim Way, Greencastle, PA | 717-643-1568
Tony’s New York Pizza
42 South Antrim Way, Greencastle, PA | 717-597-2152
Tuscarora Hiking Trail – 10 minutes
More than 250 miles in length, the trail traverses the Buchanan State Forest and rises from an elevation of 1,300 feet to 2,460 feet. It provides an interesting variety of scenic views and historic sites.
Hagerstown, MD – 30 minutes
Hagerstown offers the Maryland Symphony, Maryland Theatre, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, and plenty of shopping and dining.
Caledonia State Park, PA – 30 minutes
Caledonia provides swimming, golf, Appalachian Trail hiking, cross-country skiing, and the Totem Pole Playhouse (one of the few remaining summer stock theatres).
Sharpsburg, MD – 45 minutes
Antietam National Battlefield, site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, is located here.
Frederick, MD – 50 minutes
A fast-growing bedroom community of Washington, D.C., Frederick is rich in history and has a thriving downtown arts, retail, and food scene.
Shepherdstown, WV – 50 minutes
This home of Shepherd University has interesting shops, cafes, and restaurants, as well as the Shepherdstown Opera House, which features live music and classic films.
Gettysburg, PA – 1 hour
Site of the Civil War’s most significant battle, the town of Gettysburg includes a visitor center, monuments, historical markers, national cemetery, and the Eisenhower Farm. Shops and restaurants line the downtown, which is also home to the Majestic Theater and Gettysburg College.
Harpers Ferry, WV – 1 hour
A national historic park, Harpers Ferry was the scene of John Brown’s Raid before the Civil War. The town, which was strategically placed above the Potomac, was traded between Union and Confederate forces throughout the war.
Hershey, PA – 1 hour 30 minutes
Home of Hershey Chocolate World and Hersheypark, the town of Hershey also offers entertainment venues that include the Giant Center, Hershey Theatre, and Hersheypark Stadium.
Baltimore, MD – 1 hour 45 minutes
Attractions in Baltimore include the Inner Harbor, National Aquarium, Fort McHenry, USS Constellation, and Hippodrome Theatre, as well as the Orioles and Ravens baseball and football teams. The city boasts many fine restaurants, including those in Little Italy and Fells Point.
Washington, D.C. – 1 hour 45 minutes
Washington includes the many museums of the Smithsonian Institution, as well as the nation’s capital sites—the White House, Capitol building, Supreme Court, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, National Mall, Arlington National Cemetery, and others. Washington is also home to world-class dining and shopping and teams from all four major professional sports.
Lancaster, PA – 2 hours
A major center for Amish life and culture, Lancaster features traditional farms, food and craft markets, roadside stands, and restaurants. Downtown Lancaster is home of Franklin & Marshall College and a vibrant arts and culinary scene, including the Fulton Theatre and a number of art galleries, while beyond the city lie entertainment options that include Dutch Wonderland and the American Music Theatre.