Welcome to Boyertown

There are historic towns and then there are “historic towns.” They are delightful historic places
that have been carefully preserved, retaining their authenticity, charm, beautifully detailed
architecture and hospitality. Boyertown has all of these things. It is also arguably the oldest town
in Southeastern Pennsylvania, dating from 1601 when Queen Elizabeth I granted the land where
the town now stands to Englishman Thomas Baylor. When the extent of the American continent
became known, it was reclaimed by the crown om 1681 and granted to William Penn by King
Charles II to repay a royal debt to the Penn family. Thomas Rutter, another Englishman,
established the first iron forge in the New World, using British technology, in 1716, an event that
ultimately led the colonists to be able to declare their independence from Great Britain when
they were no longer dependent on Britain for iron. By 1723, a road connected Boyertown with
iron ore mines in Colebrookdale.
Today, this timeless town is powered by Building a Better Boyertown, an organization
preserving the town’s heritage and cultivating a vibrant future, while working to make
Boyertown a better place to be. Downtown Boyertown’s thriving historic district, special in its
still cohesive Victorian era architecture is surrounded by block after block of restored historic
residences. The thriving Main Street is filled with shops, restaurants, craft brewing, artists,
professional service offices, and churches.

Make the Most of Your Visit
When you visit Historic Boyertown, plan to take the Colebrookdale Railroad from the station in
the heart of town into the Secret Valley. Explore Studio B, the Boyertown Museum of Historic
Vehicles to see beautifully restored vehicles that were actually built at Boyertown’s Boyertown
Auto Body Works. Stroll the Bear Fever Art Walk featuring over 70 painted unique art quality
bears. Visit the Boyertown Area Historical Society and the General Spaatz Museum to learn our
unique history.

Come for an Event or Festival
Throughout the year, Boyertown hosts a multitude of events ranging from Oktoberfest held on
the traditional German date in September, and PickFest featuring music, art, and agriculture, to
Chillin’ on Main in December and Cruise Night for antique car buffs.

Meet in Historic Boyertown

Consider Historic Boyertown for your next meeting, whether it’s a private small group at the
Twin Turrets Inn, lunch at our newest full service restaurant, or renting the entire Colebookdale
Railroad for an energizing corporate “retreat on wheels,” team building “on the rails” with or
without lunch.

Bring Your Group to Historic Boyertown
Historic Boyertown delivers the ideal experience for groups of 20 and above. Start at the
Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles and move on from there to Dancing Tree Creations
which features unique art pieces created by 200 local, regional, and national artists. After that,
take the take the Colebrookdale Railroad while dining on board. Follow that with an awe-
inspiring glass blowing demonstration at Taylor Backes. At the end of the day, relax before
dinner tasting the wines of Manatawny Creek Winery.