Lebanon is a city situated at an almost equal distance between Reading, Lancaster and Harrisburg. Founded in 1740 by George Steitz, it was named after the cedar trees growing there. Today Lebanon has a population of around 25,000. One of Lebanon's favourite claims is that is has been named as the second least stressful city in the USA.
#1 Stoy Museum
The Stoy Museum is a great place to soak up local history. There is a huge selection of historic artefacts on show, including for example Pennsylvania German articles. Local industry is also given its place with exhibits about weaving, mining and blacksmithing to name just a few. Sports fans will be sure to enjoy the display about Babe Ruth. Outside the museum there is plenty of space to enjoy a picnic.
#2 Hauck Memorial Library
Those interested in Genealogy and History will enjoy the archives at the Hauck Memorial Library. Comprehensive records including census records, newspapers, and photographs will help with research into your family tree, or any other research relating to the local area.
#3 Stoever's Dam Park
Situated in the Northeast region of the city, this is a park covering 124 acres. Here you can enjoy hiking, fishing, canoeing, camping and picnicking. Also within the park are the Nature Barn and the Lebanon Community Theatre.
#4 Lebanon Community Theatre
The Theatre draws in audiences from all over central southern Pennsylvania to see its performances of dramas, musical shows and comedy plays. Established more than 40 years ago, this non-profit organisation provides great entertainment to both residents and visitors.
#5 Weaver's Famous Lebanon Bologna
Enjoy a smokehouse tour at this famous meat product maker, which was established in Lebanon in 1885. You will learn how the process works and there will be free samples on offer for you to taste!