Lewisburg trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
day by day itinerary for free
Lewisburg is a borough in Union County, Pennsylvania, United States, 30mi south by southeast of Williamsport and 60mi north of Harrisburg. In the past, it was the commercial center for a fertile grain and general farming region. The population was 5,620 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Union County. Located in central Pennsylvania, on the West Branch Susquehanna River, Lewisburg is northwest of Sunbury. It is home to Bucknell University and is near the Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary. Its 19th-century downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places. Lewisburg is the principal city of the Lewisburg, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area, and is also part of the larger Bloomsburg-Berwick-Sunbury, PA Combined Statistical Area.HistoryLewisburg was founded in 1785 by Ludwig Derr. A settler of the area (since as early as 1763–1769), Derr had purchased several tracts of land from the William Penn family and other neighboring land owners, the largest of which was known as "The Prescott". Having been on the land for such a long time, Derr had befriended the local Native Americans of the area. His relationship with these indigenous peoples was so well founded that, even as many of the other local settlers' homesteads we routinely were sacked by Native Americans, Derr's lands remained free from attacks. Subsequently, in 1784, he worked with Samuel Weiser to lay out his combined land tracts, and create Derrstown. The name was later changed to Lewisburgh when Union County was separated from Snyder County.Explore the family-friendly attractions of Lewisburg and add them to your vacation plans using our United States road trip planner.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Lewisburg
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Lewisburg
Side trips from Lewisburg
Places to visit with Lewisburg
PhiladelphiaTrip planner BEST FOR: Art Museum, Government Building, History Museum GettysburgTrip planner BEST FOR: Battlefield, Historic Site, Specialty Museum PittsburghTrip planner BEST FOR: Garden, Mountain, History Museum HersheyTrip planner BEST FOR: Theme Park, Specialty Museum, Garden Kennett SquareTrip planner BEST FOR: Fountain, Gift & Specialty Shop, Winery / Vineyard
Recently planned trips to Lewisburg
17 days in United States BY A USER FROM VIETNAM Lewisburg Houston San Diego 2 days in Lewisburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Clyde Peeling's Reptiland Street Of Shops Bucknell University 1 day in Lewisburg BY A USER FROM CANADA Montour Preserve T&D's Cats of the World Bucknell University 4 days in Lewisburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Lewisburg 2 days in Lewisburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Knoebels Carousel Museum Knoebels Amusement Resort The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Fishers Pittsburgh Lewisburg