Easton Map & Guide

Independent at Heart

You don't have to go far to escape your routine. Easton has everything you need for a memorable day trip or a weekend getaway. Museums and attractions for the young and the young at heart. Amazing live performance venues. Art galleries. Over 70 restaurants. A public market and farmers' market. Three award-winning craft breweries. Scenic biking and walking trails. All at the confluence of two majestic rivers. It's time to rediscover yourself. And this is the perfect place to do it.

Explore History

Centre Square

Intersection on 3rd & Northampton Streets

Centre Square is actually a circle, and it’s the heart of our city, historically and today. Its 75-foot monument pays tribute to all who served in the military. During the holidays, it’s transformed into the world’s tallest Peace Candle.

Easton Public Library

515 Church Street

Originally the Easton Library Company, it was established in 1811 with 700 titles. By 1895, the Easton Public Library was formed and a new building rose with funds donated by Andrew Carnegie in 1902.

The Jacob Nicholas House

5th & Ferry Streets

One of the few remaining Easton buildings from the Federal Period, the house is named for Jacob Nicholas, a wood turner and later, the owner and captain of a Durham boat.

The Parsons-Taylor House

Built in 1757 for surveyor general William Parsons, this house is one of the oldest buildings in the city and an outstanding example of colonial architecture. George Taylor, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, took up residence here in 1780.

St. John's Church

330 Ferry Street

Founded in 1740 by German Lutherans, services were originally held in a log school house. A grave cellar lies beneath the church, the burial site of many important Eastonians. Visitors can view the cellar during July’s Easton Heritage Day.

Karl Stirner Arts Building

230 Ferry Street

Often credited with revitalizing the city’s arts scene, international sculptor Karl Stirner (1923–2016) moved to Easton in 1983 and purchased this building. Today Easton boasts numerous galleries, and dozens of nationally recognized artists call it home.

Phoenix Volunteer Fire Company

219 Ferry Street

A volunteer fire company was housed here beginning in 1858. By 1989, owned by the U.S. Post Office and in complete disrepair, an agreement was reached with the city to preserve the historic Phoenix building.

Bachmann Publick House

169 Northampton Street

Built in 1753 by Jacob and Katrinna Bachmann, the house has served as a tavern, courtroom, grocer, and residence for George Taylor. Famous visitors include John Adams and Ben Franklin. Today, it houses the Lenape Cultural Center.

Governor Wolf Building

42 N. 2nd Street

Built in 1893, this stunning building served as Easton’s first high school and is named after the seventh Governor of Pennsylvania, George Wolf of Easton, who founded the Pennsylvania Free Public School System. The stone entry is called the Penny Arch because its construction was made possible by schoolchildren’s penny donations.

Florence Seibert House

73 N. 2nd Street

An inductee into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, Florence Seibert was handicapped by polio at age three, graduated valedictorian at Easton High School, and became a distinguished biochemist, studying intravenous therapy and diseases. In 1934, she developed a TB test which was eventually adopted worldwide.

First United Church

229 Church Street

The church and the courthouse played a prominent role in the American Revolution, serving as hospitals for wounded and infirm soldiers. George Washington is said to have visited soldiers here during a visit to Easton.

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Attractions

The State Theatre

453 Northampton Street

From its 1910 vaudeville house roots to its current incarnation as “The State,” this historic theater is a downtown Easton institution. Non-profit and member supported, the venue presents a diverse lineup of entertainment and performing arts.

Easton Public Market

325 Northampton Street

Shop, cook, dine, imbibe! This community-supported market features artisanal food vendors, a farm stand, tasty events at the demonstration kitchen, and unique presentations and workshops in the community room.

The Crayola Experience

30 Centre Square

With over 425,000 visitors annually, the Crayola Experience is one of Easton’s most popular destinations. Explore four floors of 28 hands-on, creative attractions and live entertainment, and watch how crayons are made.

Easton Farmers' Market

Centre Square

America’s oldest, continuous, open-air market, EFM was established in 1752, the year of the city’s founding. EFM remains a vibrant community gathering space, featuring more than 35 local growers, bakers and makers, and a dozen festivals and events throughout the season.

The Simon Silk Mill

601-659 N. 13th Street

Built in 1883 along the Bushkill Creek, the former R&H Simon Silk Mill is undergoing a remarkable transformation. Redevelopment of the Mill includes 160 live/work apartments for resident artists as well as space for numerous small businesses.

National Canal Museum

2750 Hugh Moore Park Road

In beautiful Hugh Moore Park, the Museum interprets the history and culture of canals as well as the science and technology behind their building. Harness a mule, steer a canal boat, and engage in activities to learn how canals were built.

Nurture Nature Center

518 Northampton Street

A dynamic center for community learning about local environmental issues, NNC hosts a variety of science and art programs. Don’t miss Science on a Sphere®, a 6-foot globe showcasing hundreds of breathtaking visualizations of earth and space science. |

Sigal Museum

342 Northamton Street

Built in 1753 by Jacob and Katrinna Bachmann, the house has served as a tavern, courtroom, grocer, and residence for George Taylor. Famous visitors include John Adams and Ben Franklin. Today, it houses the Lenape Cultural Center.

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Get Outside

Delaware & Lehigh Trails

National Heritage Corridor

The D&L is a true public-private partnership. Passionate residents and volunteers work alongside local, regional, and national entities to conserve cultural and natural resources in the five-county region of eastern Pennsylvania. This is a nationally significant historic transportation route that traverses railroads, canals, rivers and trails.

Two Rivers Trailway

Along Lehigh River & Canal, Delaware River, and Buskill Creek.

Explore cycling paths and routes through the Greater Easton Area. These routes follow the Lehigh River & Canal, Delaware River & Canal, and the Bushkill Creek.