Mercersburg has a rich and interesting history. It is the birthplace and boyhood home of America's 15th President James Buchanan. It was a stopover on the Underground Railroad and was invaded by JEB Stuart during the Civil War. Local names like Conococheague and Tuscarora memorialize the Native Americans who once lived here. You can stroll the streets on a self-guided walking tour and enjoy the classic architecture of the Historic District. To learn about these stories and more, visit the Tuscarora Area Chamber of Commerce website.
Mercersburg has something for everyone! Whether you are visiting Mercersburg Academy, playing at Whitetail Resort, researching history, or visiting friends and family, take a break and enjoy dining at one of the beautifully restored restaurants and pubs where their freshly prepared cuisine incorporates local ingredients. Or browse one of the many specialty shops full of unique and one-of-a-kind finds. And after a busy day, Mercersburg boasts several beautiful and relaxing places to rest your head and awake refreshed ready to start a new day!