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.


Osprey Nest Live Stream

Watch as osprey nest along the glistening shoreline of Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park. This area has one of the most significant clusters of osprey nests in the Pennsylvania.

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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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Butler County Sports Commission

Butler County, PA has been the destination for many regional, national and international sports competitions. Sports event planners love our personalized services and the flexibility of our multi-use venues. Our dedicated team will ensure your event will be a huge success.

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