Welcome to Butler County, Pennsylvania

Located in Western Pennsylvania, Butler County offers a glimpse of small town life, yet is close to major cities.  We are only 25 miles from Pittsburgh, 325 miles from Philadelphia and 380 miles from New York City.

Some of the earliest known history begins with first U.S. President George Washington (painting), who passed through the area around the same time the French & Indian War began.  Butler County has plenty of other interesting history, as well.  It was founded in 1800 and named for Gen. Richard Butler, a colonial officer in the American Revolution.

Many of the towns hold rich German history; including Harmony, founded in 1804 by the Harmony Society of German Lutheran Separatists who were seeking religious freedom, and Saxonburg, which still maintains the architectural charm of a quaint German hamlet. Saxonburg was co-founded by John Roebling who also invented wire rope and designed the Brooklyn Bridge.

Present day, the county has museums and many historic locations which interpret the area’s past. Special events and reenactments offer living history as well.


2018 Butler County Farm Tour

A variety of farms and other locations will be open for touring, each with special activities and fun educational opportunities planned.

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Summer Happenings

The earth is warming, the sun is shining and everything just seems brighter. June through September, Butler County is a place to explore beautiful scenery, soak up the sun and find exciting events and attractions all summer long.

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Butler County Beer Circuit

You know the feeling you get after tasting a cold, draft beer? Now imagine being able to try a variety of craft beers made locally! Introducing the Butler County Beer Circuit - a listing of local breweries within the area.

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Pittsburgh Welcomes CAISSA Touristic Charter Flights

On August 3rd more than 300 Chinese visitors will land in Pittsburgh from Shanghai aboard China Eastern Airlines on the first-ever non-stop charter flight from China as part of a CAISSA Touristic tour, which we expect will be the first of many more to come.

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