Saxonburg

Like several of Butler County’s towns, Saxonburg began as a vision for a wholesome town offering a new life for German settlers. Named for the German state of Saxony, Saxonburg was founded in 1832 by immigrants F. Carl and John A. Roebling. Designed by John, Saxonburg’s Main Street featured the charm and distinctive architecture of a quaint German hamlet.

Today, Main Street retains much of its original character and features 32 buildings that are more than 100 years old. The street was named to the National Register of Historic Places. As you browse through the shops, don’t miss the plaques along the way that tell the historic significance of the structures. Roebling’s contributions to society didn’t end with Saxonburg’s Main Street. He invented a wire cable first used to raise canal boats over the Allegheny Mountains, and as a suspension bridge pioneer, designed the Brooklyn Bridge.

His impact on the community as well as exhibits on communications, blacksmith, general store and laundry can be discovered in Saxonburg’s museum. Be sure to include the museum on your visit for an in-depth look at the town’s interesting history and community life (museum hours vary -- call before visiting for current schedule).

Despite its small size, Saxonburg is big on charm. The community hosts several events and festivals each year that bring thousands of visitors to its tree-lined streets. If your visit to Butler County doesn’t coincide with one of the town’s special events, you’re always welcome to sit a spell on bench or stroll along the sidewalk while admiring the preservation of days gone by.

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Saxonburg Saxonburg, PA
Phone: 
724-352-1400
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Events around here:
Saxonburg VFC BINGO
Mar 4 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Saxonburg, PA
Saxonburg VFC BINGO
Apr 1 2019 - 7:00am to 10:00pm
Saxonburg, PA
Saxonburg VFC LINE DANCING
Apr 19 2019 - 9:00pm to Apr 20 2019 - 12:00am
Saxonburg, PA
Saxonburg VFC LINE DANCING
Apr 19 2019 - 9:00pm to Apr 20 2019 - 12:00am
Saxonburg, PA
Saxonburg VFC BINGO
May 6 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Saxonburg, PA

What's Nearby?

The Butler-Freeport Community Trail is the corridor of the remarkably diverse Buffalo Creek Water

Saxonburg Museum, Roebling Workshop Early history of Saxonburg and its founder John Roebling, des

Saxonburg Museum, Roebling Workshop Early history of Saxonburg and its founder John Roebling, des

New bakery in Saxonburg featuring gorgeous wedding and special event cakes, donuts, pastries, pie

Accommodations

The Mainstay at Saxonburg Bed & Breakfast in historic Saxonburg embraces old world charm and

Join us for fine dining and an overnight stay at the historical Hotel Saxonburg.