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We might be best known for our role in the birth of our nation, but there's much more here to discover.


History & Heritage

The "Thousand Acre Tract" of land at the confluence of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers was selected and surveyed in 1736, by Thomas Penn and Benjamin Eastburn. The new town was to be called "Easton" in the new county of "Northampton", after Thomas Penn's wife Juliana Fermor's home estate of Easton-Neston, Northamptonshire, England. On July 8, 1776, the square was the site for one of only three public readings of the Declaration of Independence. This historic event is celebrated each year on Heritage Day.

Things to See

Here are the highlights, with a list of 20 historic places to visit in Easton.

Downtown and Lehigh Canal

Let the Mayor provide you with an audio tour of the downtown's history while you ride

our historic trolley around town for free.

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