Heritage day in Easton, PA

Heritage Day in Easton, Pennsylvania, is a free, full-day family festival that showcases local history, offers activities for kids, and concludes with an amazing fireworks display over the Forks of the Delaware.

Heritage Day celebrates Easton’s historic significance in the founding of the United States. At noon on July 8, 1776, Easton was one of three places where the Declaration of Independence had its first public reading. It was read on the steps of the old courthouse in Easton’s historic Centre Square by the Chair of the Committee of Safety, Robert Levers. A reenactment of that event, and a festival organized around it, first occurred during the Bicentennial Celebration in 1976.  From that year on Heritage Day has been celebrated as Easton’s own Independence Day celebration.

Heritage Day 2019 will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2019.

CHNA Heritage Day Trolley - 3 Tours: 1:00pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm

Every year, CHNA hosts a historic trolley ride. This 75-minute narrated journey begins at 2nd Street, next to the Bachmann House, and treks its way through the streets of College Hill. Along the way, you will hear stories of Easton’s history and delightful insights about the College Hill neighborhood.

Ever wonder why it's called Nevin Park?

Curious about the amazing architecture of the homes on College Hill?

Did you know that College Hill had a majestic Inn at it's top?

Learn the answers to these questions and more, all from the comfortable seats of an air-conditioned bus!

All for just $5*. (Kids under 12 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the start of the tour on 2nd St.)

Parking can be an issue…..so…..

The City of Easton trolley will be running on a special route all day long in a loop so it can help transport city residents and visitors to and from the festival in Centre Square. Trolley rides are free, so jump on and off as needed throughout the day.

The route on Sunday, July 14 is as follows:

Stop 1 - College Hill - Wawa on Cattell Street

Stop 2 - West Ward - Noto's Deli at 10th & Northampton Streets

Stop 3 - Downtown - 5th & Northampton Streets (this is your access point for the festival, which is a short walk away)

Stop 4 - Southside - Easton Market at 250 Line Street

(Due to Centre Square being closed for the festival, downtown traffic can get backed up throughout the day resulting in trolley delays. So please keep this in mind when planning to take the trolley from one of the neighborhoods to the downtown.)

Make it a great and educational day,



*Proceeds from the Historic Trolley benefit the Heritage Day Committee and the CHNA General Fund.