Honesdale

Honesdale, PA
Region: Pocono Mountains

Honesdale’s rich railroad history began in 1829 when the Stourbridge Lion was brought over from England, as a result of the town’s early-nineteenth-century involvement in transporting coal. It was the first steam locomotive to run on commercial tracks in the United States. A full-scale replica of the famous Stourbridge Lion—a must-see for the railroad buffs and children of all ages—sits in the Wayne County Historical Society’s Museum and Research Center, located at 810 Main Street. The greater Honesdale area is rich in architectural treasures, many dating back to the 1800s. It features many fine retail and gift shops; friendly, professional services; cozy restaurants and cafes; and architecturally resplendent homes. Honesdale’s picturesque Central Park overlooks Wayne County’s historic Court House, as well as several other prominent buildings, such as the boyhood home of Dick Smith, composer of “Winter Wonderland” and the Old Stone Jail, which dates back to 1859. The park is also home to the annual Honedale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival. Whether you’re in the mood to shop, dine, enjoy nature, learn, or simply explore, the greater Honesdale area has something just for you. Come and enjoy this wonderful piece of Americana. We’re waiting to meet you.

Places nearby within 25 miles
Displaying 0 locations See more

More adventures in Pocono Mountains

Related Articles

View All Articles

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use our website, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies (and milk!) from visitPA.com. Learn more about cookie data in our Privacy Policy