Region: The Alleghenies
Located along the Juniata River, Lewistown is steeped in history and numerous outdoor pursuits. The town is proud of its Civil War heritage as it’s the home of the Logan Guards, one of only five companies to share the honor of being the first U.S. troops to be sent to the capital to answer President Lincoln’s call. Monument Square, situated in the middle of town, serves as a home to the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, a stone from Lincoln’s tomb and a mural, all honoring the Logan Guard. The downtown area is home to many historic structures including the historic courthouse, Embassy Theatre, McCoy House and the Stone Arch Bridge. Its natural setting is great for fishing, hunting, hiking, biking and walking. Located just of Route 322, Lewistown is situated a short distance from Penn State.