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Tucked in the Casselman River Valley, in the shadow of Pennsylvania’s highest point,

Mount Davis, Meyersdale welcomes visitors to share its rich history and small-town charm.

About Meyersdale...

Woodcut - Indigenous Maple Camp (1853)

Eastman and McRae, Library of Congress

The area was first occupied by the Monongahela Indians.
Oral history tells us that the indigenous people captured

the sweet water from maple trees to make maple syrup.

In celebration of this rich tradition, Meyersdale hosts the Pennsylvania Maple Festival, founded in 1948. In late March, the Maple City welcomes thousands for the annual festival.

Meyersdale was settled as early as 1776, but the growth of the town dates from the advent of the first railroad in 1871. Coal mining began soon after. The borough was named for Peter Meyers, an early settler.

Courtesy, Meyersdale Public Library, Pennsylvania Room

Peter Meyers Home (Maple Manor)
Peter Meyers (1807-1870)

Meyersdale Commercial, December 12, 1898

Courtesy, Meyersdale Public Library

You can visit the Meyers Homestead at Maple Festival Park.

Photo colorizations courtesy of Lens Creek Studios

This sweet town features more than maple syrup! Repurposed rail structures like the Salisbury

and Keystone Viaducts, Bollman Bridge, and Big Savage Tunnel are nearby on the Great Allegheny Passage. A new section of US 219 opened to connect Meyersdale to Somerset. The town itself boasts new sidewalks and streets, and in the center of town, a new gazebo for music and events.

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Great Allegheny Passage

Meyersdale’s history isn’t complete without mention of railroads. The Western Maryland Railway line now connects Pittsburgh to Cumberland as a rail trail.

The former Western Maryland Railway station, now a visitors’ center, includes a museum and gift shop managed by the Meyersdale Area Historical Society.

Western Maryland Railway Station (Meyersdale, PA)

Courtesy, Meyersdale Public Library, Pennsylvania Room

Habel and Phillips Store, Meyersdale, PA

Courtesy, Meyersdale Public Library, Pennsylvania Room

As you head down Main Street, you’ll cross the former B&O Railroad tracks, now CSX and Amtrak. You’ll notice many historic homes and buildings. Don’t miss the mural on Main Street! It pays homage to Meyersdale’s roots as a bustling transportation hub for local agriculture, coal, and timber.

...and Beyond

Did you know that Meyersdale is close to other cool things to see and do?

Somerset County is more than just the ‘land of milk and maple,’ as some folks say!

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Springs Farmer's Market

Whitehorse Brewing

Glades Pike Winery

Laurel Hill State Park

Seven Springs Mountain Resort

Vin De Matrix Winery

Mount Davis (3,213ft)

Make it Meyersdale!

Go day tripping! Beautiful, rolling farmland and Amish country set the

stage for great drives. Check out Somerset County attractions on this map.

Flight 93 National Memorial (NPS)

Mountain Playhouse

Quecreek Mine Rescue Site

Tall Pines Distillery

Rafting on the Lower Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle, PA

Notable People from Meyersdale

Somerset County produces the most maple syrup in Pennsylvania!

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