Hear from the locals on the best places to visit while you’re in town!

Washington County, Pennsylvania is a beautiful place to visit. The location is right in the middle of West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Many of our guests find it the prime location for meeting in the middle with friends and family. There’s so much to see and do around town from golfing to antique shopping, and all the farm tours in between.

Here is a list of our suggested favorites. Enjoy an experience unlike any other, while enjoying other activities around town. We have created a list of activities in Washington County, Pennsylvania that we suggest, from a local perspective.
We can’t wait to see you in Washington County!


Then if you read below you can see the top places around town of all varieties. We have even included listings and facts from the Washington County Visitors Guide. 

Activities in Washington County, PA

401 Meadowcroft Road
Avella, PA 15312
724-587-3412
https://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/meadowcroft/
Enjoy 19,000 years all in one day. Experience what life was like for prehistoric Americans at Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village. Check online for hours, activities, and admission costs.

Various Locations
724-225-3010
https://thecraftyalpaca.com/events/
See our “events” page to learn more about the covered bridge festivals for 2022.
Take a scenic scavenger hunt to find all 23 charming, historic covered bridges. See the Covered Bridges Driving Tour Book within the Washington County Pennsylvania visitors guide for comprehensive information, or go to this link: https://www.visitwashingtoncountypa.com/downloads/Covered-Bridges-Driving-Tour.pdf

115 Rea Road,
Avella, PA 15312
724-263-8293
https://thecraftyalpaca.com/visit-the-farm/
At The Crafty Alpaca farm tours in Washington County, PA you and your loved ones have a chance to meet the alpacas and spend some time with these beautiful, gentle and inquisitive animals.
Whether you’re in the neighborhood, driving through, or bringing friends and family on a trip to see us this year, we are so excited to have you. The best part is how much our alpaca family loves to have visitors like you. The alpacas can’t wait to see you this year. Spend an hour having an experience unlike any other, before or after enjoying other activities around town.

91 Main St.
Hickory, PA 15340
412-257-8780 (Call for reservations)
https://uniquelyyourstearoom.com/
A wonderful selection of tea breads, petite pastry sweets and fancy savory bite as enjoyed during mid afternoon, a daily ritual for socializing meant to pamper your soul and renew your spirit.

1179 Burgettstown Rd,
Hickory, PA 15340
724-356-7713
https://www.bedillionhoneyfarm.com/
“The Biggest Little Honey Shop in Pennsylvania!™”
Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5 pm; Sat 10-4 pm.

315 Coleman Rd., 

McDonald, PA 15057

https://www.bednersgreenhouse.com/ 

Bedner’s Farm and Garden Center sits just 30 minutes southwest of Pittsburgh, in McDonald. Grab some homegrown seasonal herbs and vegetables from our farm, or annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, porch pots and more, grown in our own greenhouses. Get inspired in our you-pick fields, gardening workshops and talking with our landscape experts. Come back in the fall for you-pick pumpkins.

162 Skyline Dr,
Hickory, PA 15340
(724) 356-7377
facebook.com/wagnersgreenhouse/
Wagner’s Greenhouse is a family owned and operated business since 1959. Their selection includes annuals, perennials, vegetable plants, poinsettias, and fall mums. Thanks!

Best Parks in Washington County, PA

28 Clark Ave.

Avella, PA 15312

https://www.crosscreektwp.org/parks-and-recreation

The Cedar Grove Park is located in Cedar Grove at 26 Ferguson Street, Avella PA. Come enjoy our playground, multi-purpose court, or reserve our beautiful new pavilion and kitchen for your next event!

1 County Park Rd, 

Avella, PA 15312-2640

(724) 345-8230

https://www.discovertheburgh.com/cross-creek-county-park/

Cross Creek County Park is a 2,000+ acre park in Washington County just east of Avella, PA (about 50 minutes west of Pittsburgh and just a few miles from the Meadowcroft Rockshelter).

The park features several areas with facilities such as picnic tables, kids play areas, and more, but the real gem of this park is Cross Creek Lake!

Restaurants in Avella, PA & Surrounding Washington County, PA Areas

301 County Park Rd.

Avella, PA 15312

(724) 356-3000 (call for hours)

https://bullpeninn.com/

We have an outside bar and grill with live entertainment on Sundays. Our main inside bar has a stage for entertainment and a large area for eating and entertaining our guests. It’s a great friendly environment for all ages.

125 Main St

Hickory, PA 15340

(724) 356-2235

https://www.yelp.com/biz/ole-hickory-inn-hickory

My favorite is the blackened salmon salad! YUM!

Daily Specials Available

1513 S Main St

Burgettstown, PA 15021

(724) 947-1100

https://www.tntpizza.com

Our local pizza place here in Washington County, PA. 

*Don’t forget to try the cheesy breadsticks* Always a favorite!

1627 Smith Township Rd.

Atlasburg, PA 15004

Open daily 6 am -9 pm Bert’s is definitely a local favorite here in Washington County. You won’t want to miss this place when you come visit us.

186 Main Street, Hickory, PA 15340 
(724) 356-7821

It’s close and good so I had to make mention of it. Grab a bite on your way to The Crafty Alpaca Farm by Avella, PA.

Bonus Tip:

Recommended Reading:
A New Coat for Anna by Harriet Ziefert
"A fresh and moving story of a mother's dedication to acquire a coat for her daughter in post-World War II hard times. Anna's mother decides to trade the few valuables she has left for wool and for the services of a spinner, a weaver, and a tailor. Lobel's pictures do a tremendous job of evoking the period. Insightful and informative, this may make children consider how precious the ordinary can become in times of turmoil."-- (starred review) Booklist Amazon Link For Purchase

Mary Burns

Washington County, Pennsylvania Travel Guide

Top places to visit in Washington County from the travel guide are listed below. These are the top places from the list that the locals recommend you check out. This way you can narrow down the things you want to do in and around town.

Stop by each year, or even each season to see the changes here in Pennsylvania. Don’t forget to stop by The Crafty Alpaca to do some shopping or take a farm tour on your next visit. We can’t wait to meet you!

Parks & Trails in Washington County, PA

115 Rea Road, 

Avella, PA 15312

724-263-8293

https://thecraftyalpaca.com/visit-the-farm/

At The Crafty Alpaca farm tours in Washington County, PA you and your loved ones have a chance to meet the alpacas and spend some time with these beautiful, gentle and inquisitive animals. 

Come visit the alpacas this season. Whether you’re in the neighborhood, driving through, or bringing friends and family on a trip to see us this year, we are so excited to have you. The best part is how much our alpaca family loves to have visitors. Book your tour by clicking this link to our website! – or give me a call at 724-263-8293

28 Clark Ave.

Avella, PA 15312

https://www.crosscreektwp.org/parks-and-recreation

The Cedar Grove Park is located in Cedar Grove at 26 Ferguson Street, Avella PA. Come enjoy our playground, multi-purpose court, or reserve our beautiful new pavilion and kitchen for your next event!

1 County Park Rd, 

Avella, PA 15312-2640

(724) 345-8230

https://www.discovertheburgh.com/cross-creek-county-park/

Cross Creek County Park is a 2,000+ acre park in Washington County just east of Avella, PA (about 50 minutes west of Pittsburgh and just a few miles from the Meadowcroft Rockshelter).

The park features several areas with facilities such as picnic tables, kids play areas, and more, but the real gem of this park is Cross Creek Lake!

Northern Washington County

McDonald, PA 15057

724-228-6867

mcdonaldtrailstation.com

A beautiful, 29-mile recreational trail which connects Allegheny and Washington Counties in Pennsylvania and Brooke County, West Virginia.

Activities & Entertainment in Washington County, PA

91 Main St.

Hickory, PA 15340

412-257-8780 (Call for reservations)

https://uniquelyyourstearoom.com

A wonderful selection of  tea breads, petite pastry sweets and fancy savory bites during mid afternoon, a daily ritual for socializing  meant to pamper your soul and  renew your spirit. Book your tea day with this unique activity right here in Washington County, PA.

566 East Maiden Street (Rear Entrance)

Washington, PA 15301

724-228-2900

thewashingtonbreakroom.com

Smash your cares away. A place to leave life’s everyday stress in a pile of broken glass on the floor. They’ll sweep up! Make all the mess you want in this unique break room experience in Washington County, PA.

115 Rea Road, 

Avella, PA 15312

724-263-8293

https://thecraftyalpaca.com/visit-the-farm/

At The Crafty Alpaca farm tours in Washington County, PA you and your loved ones have a chance to meet the alpacas and spend some time with these beautiful, gentle and inquisitive animals. 

Come visit the alpacas this season. Whether you’re in the neighborhood, driving through, or bringing friends and family on a trip to see us this year, we are so excited to have you. The best part is how much our alpaca family loves to have visitors.  Book your tour by clicking this link to our website- or give me a call at 724-263-8293

210 Racetrack Road

Washington, PA 15301

877-824-5050

hollywoodmeadows.com

Features more than 2,000 slot machines, over 70 live table games, premier restaurants with spectacular views of the gaming floor, standardbred horse racing, a simulcast area, Barstool Sportsbook campus, an event center, a banquet room, and an all-ages bowling center. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

Historic Sites in Washington County, Pennsylvania

Fast Fact:
Archaeological evidence discovered at Meadowcroft Rockshelter & Historic Village reveals the earliest signs of human habitation dating back 19,000 years.

Visit Washington PA Travel Guide

175 South Main Street

Washington, PA 15301

724-222-3604

bradfordhouse.org

David Bradford, a leader of the 1791-1794 Whiskey Rebellion, built this National Historic Landmark in 1788; now operating as a museum interpreting 18th Century lifestyle.

100 Ridge Avenue

Washington, PA 15301

724-225-9950

duncan-miller.org

Tour a stunning collection of glass, glassmaking tools and memorabilia from 1865-1955. Duncan & Miller was called “The loveliest glassware in America.” The gift shop has vintage glassware, modern glass jewelry and glass reference books.

Various Locations

724-225-3010

VisitWashingtonCountyPA.com

Take a scenic scavenger hunt to find all 23 charming, historic covered bridges. See the Covered Bridges Driving Tour Book within the Washington County Pennsylvania visitors guide for comprehensive information. You can also check out our events page for events at these bridges over the year.

115 Rea Road, 

Avella, PA 15312

724-263-8293

TheCraftyAlpaca.com

We created the educational center so that you can experience the gift of knowledge we have gained on the farm right here in Washington County, PA. There are so many interesting things to talk about, and the kids truly love the fiber spinning demonstration and learning about the farm. From homeschoolers to scout troops we are ready to give you a hands on educational experience all while having a great time. 

49 East Maiden Street

Washington, PA 15301

724-225-6740

wchspa.org

Built in 1812, this beautiful home is Pennsylvania’s first National Historic Landmark of the Underground Railroad, which provided a safe haven for slaves finding freedom. Call to schedule a tour of The LeMoyne Crematory and Frontier History Center as well.

401 Meadowcroft Road

Avella, PA 15312

724-587-3412

https://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/meadowcroft/

History 19,000 years in the making! Experience what life was like for prehistoric Americans at Meadowcroft Rockshelter and its three recreated historic villages.

1 Museum Road

Washington, PA 15301

724-228-9256

patrolley.org

Experience living history through scenic rides on vintage streetcars.  Visit includes a four-mile round trip streetcar ride, guided tours, exhibits, film, museum store and picnic area in Washington County, PA.

1 South Main Street

Washington, PA 15301

washingtoncourts.us

Built in 1900, the Washington County Courthouse is rich in history, full of fascinating stories, boasts stunning architecture and is surrounded by beautiful landscaping.

184 South Main Street

Washington, PA 15301

724-222-3604

This self-guided, walk-through timeline highlights the people, places, and events of the Whiskey Rebellion and illustrates its historical significance through information, art, and artifacts.

Farms & Markets in Washington County, PA

315 Coleman Road

McDonald, PA 15057

724-926-2541

bednersgreenhouse.com

The farm features 17 greenhouses and produce fields. The retail store is open March through Christmas and offers gardening workshops, pick-your-own vegetables, and a Fall festival.

Bedner’s Farm and Garden Center sits just 30 minutes southwest of Pittsburgh, in McDonald. Grab some homegrown seasonal herbs and vegetables from our farm, or annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, porch pots and more, grown in our own greenhouses. Get inspired in our you-pick fields, gardening workshops and talking with our landscape experts. Come back for you-pick pumpkins, a fresh evergreen Christmas and Community Market Days July – December.

162 Skyline Dr, 

Hickory, PA 15340

(724) 356-7377

facebook.com/wagnersgreenhouse/ 

Wagner’s Greenhouse is a family owned and operated business since 1959. We have annuals, perennials, vegetable plants, poinsettias, and fall mums. Thanks!

115 Rea Road

Avella, PA 15312

724-263-8293

thecraftyalpaca.com

The perfect photo opp for you and your friends, tour the farm today. You will have a unique chance to get up close to the alpacas.  Right here in Washington County, PA. Spend an hour at the farm with your loved ones. Tour the farm, feed our alpacas, shop hypoallergenic products,  and learn about alpacas at the new Education Center.

1531 Route 136

Washington, PA 15301

724-228-3339

springhousemarket.com

Enjoy an old-fashioned cafeteria-style restaurant, made-from-scratch bakery, smokehouse meats, ice cream, farm- fresh milk, famous chocolate milk and produce all in an old-time country setting.

St. Patrick Catholic Church

317 West Pike Street

Canonsburg, PA 15317

Every Tuesday June 7 through September 27, 2022 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Community Pavilion

139 South Main Street

Washington, PA 15301

724-747-9703

Every Thursday May 19 through October 27, 2022 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

McDonald Trail Station

160 South McDonald Street

McDonald, PA 15057

Every Saturday July through September, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 1:00

1061 Sugar Run Road

Avella, PA 15312

724-587-3763

weatherburyfarm.com

A family owned and operated sustainable farm offering workshops, folk music jams, farm to table dinners, and monthly flour pickup. A great place to go if you’re in Avella, PA.

Concerts & Performing Arts in Washington County, PA

500 Lakeside Drive

Canonsburg, PA 15317

724-745-6300

littlelake.org

Experience live theatre right here in Washington County, PA. This experience will happen in an intimate, 180-seat in-the-round indoor setting. Comedies, dramas, new plays, musicals, classics and children’s theatre all in one theatre. Check out the shows on our website.

20 Wabash Avenue

Hickory, PA 15340

724-344-7467

osptheater.com

A community theater group performing several dramatic and musical productions each year at the Mount Pleasant Township Community Center. You can go to the website and see the playbills and schedules for all their upcoming shows in Washington County Pennsylvania this year.

565 Route 18

Burgettstown, PA 15021

724-947-1900

pepsiroadhouse.net

A unique dining and entertainment experience with 1,000+ seating capacity in air-conditioned comfort.  Every seat provides an up-close and personal view of performers. Venue rental for banquets, wedding receptions & parties in Washington County call Lina 724-947-1900. For full service catering in Washington County, PA please call Marge at 724-947-4843. Ticket hotline for Washington County, PA 724-947-1900

665 Route 18

Burgettstown, PA 15021

724-947-7400

https://pavilionatstarlake.ticketsoffice.org/

The region’s largest premier live concert venue and outdoor music amphitheater in Washington County, PA. Visit to enjoy the biggest and best shows each summer right here in Pennsylvania.

283 Dunn Avenue

Washington, PA 15301

724-554-4837

washingtoncommunitytheatre.org

Washington Community Theatre, Inc. is a non-sectarian, non-profit organization based in Washington County, Pennsylvania, dedicated to the purpose of stimulating and maintaining local interest and participation in the theatre arts.  Our mission is dedicated to providing the opportunity for members of the community to participate in all aspects of the theatre and to presenting quality theatrical entertainment to our audiences.

PO Box 304

Washington, PA 15301

724-228-7351

washingtonfestivalchorale.org

A local, Washington County, choir that strives to enrich and educate the community through performances of outstanding vocal music from all traditions.

Olin Fine Arts Center

285 East Wheeling Street

Washington, PA 15301

724-223-6546

washjeff.edu/olin

As Washington & Jefferson College’s performing arts center, Olin is home to theatrical performances, concerts, and gallery exhibitions.

1061 Sugar Run Road

Avella, PA 15312

724-587-3763

weatherburyfarm.com

A family owned and operated sustainable farm offering workshops, folk music jams, farm to table dinners, and monthly flour pickup. A great place to go if you’re in Avella, PA.

Wineries, Breweries, & Distilleries in Washington County, PA

Fast Fact:
Mingo Creek Craft Distillers—producers of Liberty Pole Spirits—are building a new distillery campus adjacent to The Street at The Meadows with a colonial themed tasting room and visitor center, a state-of-the- art production facility and a 3,600 barrel capacity rack house. The new campus is set to open in 2023.

Visit Washington PA Travel Guide

1905 Steubenville Pike

Burgettstown, PA 15021

724-899-3344

kramersgreenhouse.com

Washington County’s oldest brewery and family-owned winery and greenhouse featuring a wide selection of wine made from local fruits, as well as grapes from all over the world. Bring your own food. Family and pet friendly. Greenhouse in 74th year of operation, open spring to fall.

80 Red Fox Road

Hickory, PA 15340

724-809-1743

redfoxwineryandlounge.com

The winery offers at least 12 wines at a time, from sweet seasonal wines to dry reds and whites.

400 Washington Avenue

Charleroi, PA 15022

724-565-5456

fourpointsbrewing.com

Established in 2018, all beers are brewed in a five-barrel system which can be experienced from an open balcony off the taproom each time you visit.

3540 Washington Avenue

Finleyville, PA 15332

724-782-0216

giantoakswinery.com

What started as a hobby grew into a passion for creating delicious wine.  The tasting room provides a relaxing environment for community friends to enjoy our wines and small plate appetizers.

101 West Pike Street

Houston, PA 15342

724-916-6028

helltownbrewing.com

Dedicated to producing the highest of quality beers in traditional and modern fashion using the best malts and hops.

290 Roupe Road

Eighty Four, PA 15330

724-579-9897

 

100 Adios Drive

Washington, PA 15301

724-206-0429

jndcellars.com

Enjoy a glass of wine on the beautiful outdoor seating surrounding our 16-acre vineyard, or stop by our venue at The Street at The Meadows featuring live entertainment on select evenings.

68 West Maiden Street

Washington, PA 15301

724-503-4014

libertypolespirits.com

A distillery in downtown Washington producing ultra-premium small batch whiskeys.

116 East Lincoln Avenue

McDonald, PA 15057

724-492-1569

pkwinery.com

Small batch winery offering free tastings and two local rotating craft beers on tap. Located within walking distance of the Panhandle Trail.

41 West Pike Street

Canonsburg, PA 15317

412-296-0517

facebook.com/rustygoldbrewery

Micro-brewery in Canonsburg offering pub food and craft beer made in-house.

28 East Maiden Street

Washington, PA 15301

724-222-5050

thewashingtonbrewingcompany.com

Hand-crafted beer brewed in traditional and modern styles. A beer style for every palate. House-made food for lunch and dinner.

202 South Main Street

Washington, PA 15301

724-222-9463

thewashingtonwinery.com

An urban winery in downtown Washington. High-quality California grapes are hand-selected to craft red and white varieties. Sweet, fruit wines are also available. Wine tastings offered.

400 Adios Street

Washington, PA 15301

814-279-1523

whbrewing.com

Family-owned and operated, Whitehorse Brewing continues to bottle and cap their own all-natural beers.

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