Welcome to Butler County, Pennsylvania

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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, 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.


Shop Local

Shop Local

This holiday season, shop local first!

Butler County Tourism offers a few ways to simplify thinking local when purchasing presents. We offer Butler County Gift Certificates that are redeemable at over 100 locations, including restaurants, shopping, and attractions. We also offer Butler County gift baskets that gift a variety of thoughtful and high-quality handcrafted products that are rich in flavor.

Shopping locally has wonderful economical benefits for the local community, as well as gives you a personalized shopping experience and unique options! Discover antiques and one-of-a-kind second-hand treasures, works of fine artists, locally-made foods and wines, supplies for outdoor lovers, toys, and distinctive gifts from our specialty shops. Hover over the images below for more information.


Butler County Gift Certificates

Butler County Gift Certificates

Give the gift of options! Support local businesses by buying a Butler County Gift Certificate this year. Gift Certificates can be redeemed at over 100 locations in Butler County, including hotels, restaurants, shopping, and attractions. A perfect option if you’re unsure of what to buy someone. Buy local, give local!

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Best of Butler County Gift Baskets

Best of Butler County Gift Baskets

Our Butler County gift baskets are perfect for any occasion and will fill your home with the rich spices and local flavor of Butler County, PA. A perfect present for any foodie or someone looking to support local businesses, this basket is also a high-quality and thoughtful gift for a coworker, family member, or friend.

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Enter to Win - 30 Days of Giveaways!

Enter to Win - 30 Days of Giveaways!

Enter to win a prize during our 30 Days of Giveaways campaign Nov. 26-Dec. 25. More than $4,000 worth of prizes have been generously donated by local tourism partners. Prize packages include overnight accommodations, gift certificates to local shops and restaurants, golf passes, spa services, gift baskets and more. *one entry per contest

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