Welcome to Lawrence County
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
Nestled in between Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Erie – Lawrence County is a short drive from just about anywhere. Relax for an afternoon, or stay the week – There’s plenty for everyone to enjoy!
Founded in 1849, Lawrence County has a rich history that resonates still today. The North Hill District in New Castle was once home to wealthy tin moguls of the 1800’s. Many of their exquisite Victorian-style mansions are now home to businesses, and to this day, some still serve as residences.
The ideal family destination, Lawrence County has something for everyone to enjoy, for a week, weekend or day. Outdoor enthusiasts will revel in the brilliance of our changing seasons. Whitewater rafting, fishing, hiking and biking are just some of the activities afforded by miles of water and trails. Acres of public game lands abound with wildlife, from game birds to the majestic whitetail deer.
Simply Arts & Culture
From pottery to performing, if the arts are your scene, you’ll find it in Lawrence County. The New Castle Playhouse is the premier location for top-notch amateur performances. Catch the shows in the historic Scottish Rite Cathedral. For a hands-on experience , Arts + Education at the Hoyt, offers more than 80 workshops, period house and rotating exhibits and the Celebrity Series at Westminster College showcases world entertainment!
For a taste of the simpler lifestyle, visit our beautiful Amish Countryside near Volant and New Wilmington. A self-guided tour offers a glimpse into a world devoid of modern chaos. Book a tour with Simple Life Amish Tours to give you a one-of-a-kind experience . These simple people have retained the lifestyle of their 16th-century ancestors. Their sprawling family farms are testaments to the values they pass on through generations. And please share the road with their buggies!