Bellefonte, "Central Pennsylvania's Victorian Secret," is located 10 miles from Penn State University, and is named after the natural spring located in the center of town. This charming town, once the seat of PA, was established in 1795 and has been home to seven Pennsylvania governors and hosts stunning examples of Victorian architecture.
The shopping in Bellefonte is ideal for collectors with its numerous antique stores and gift shops. Bellefonte also features several charming bed and breakfasts waiting to welcome vacationers and business travelers looking for something a little closer to home.
For those planning to visit Bellefonte in Spring, make sure to attend the Big Spring Festival, which takes place during the third weekend in May. This annual festival offers great entertainment, crafts, trout stocking, food, music, and more. Don't miss JazzPA, Bellefonte's annual summer Jazz celebration. Other fun stops include the Bellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair, Big Spring Spirits in the historic Match Factory, Victorian Christmas and more.
And dont forget to stop by the historic train station to pick up more information from the local visitors bureau!