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... a quaint, historic village located in the northwest corner of Lancaster County...

Maytown is a small picturesque community located in East Donegal Township. The town and township are situated in the northwestern part of Lancaster County, PA. The town's close proximity to the Susquehanna River, and Old Peter's Great Road, had a very important role in the founding and early history of Maytown.

Today, Maytown offers visitors a unique opportunity to see a town that harkens back to another time. Its architecture ranges from early log structures (25 plus log homes still exist) to 19th century buildings that were built with brick produced here in Maytown.

Maytown Historical Society

Maytown, PA

maypole dance in center square


 Maytown Historic Square



Maytown Garden Tour
Saturday June 11, 2016

The Maytown Historical Society is happy to announce the return of the popular Garden Tour on Saturday, June 11, 2016, from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

A “bouquet” of 8 or more new and formerly-featured gardens will be open to the public both in “downtown” Maytown and the surrounding countryside. The town's museum will display a new exhibit on the legacy of Maytown's Frank family. MHS stalwarts, Carol Eddins and Susan Corridon will sell potted plants for a bargain price of $4.00 each at their 9 South River Street Victorian home. At 11:30, Wes Gerber from River Road produce will present a seminar on vegetable and flower container gardens at the museum at 4 West High Street. Food will be available for sale on the museum grounds.

Tickets for the tour may be purchased in advance for $10.00, by calling Society President and Event Chairman, Pat Vogel, at 426-2360, or may be purchased on June 11, for $12.00, at the museum.

Profits benefit the Maytown Historical Society and its mission to research, preserve, and broadcast the story of our town and township's interesting and distinguished past.

Anniversary Book

250th Anniversary Book
'Round the Square:
A 250 Anniversary History of Maytown, Pennsylvania
1760 - 2010

The price of our anniversary book is $53.00, which includes PA sales tax. If you want a book but have not yet placed your order, do not delay because the book is selling very well and supplies are limited. NO ORDERS WILL BE RECIEVED WITHOUT PAYMENT ACCOMPANYING THEM. Please send a check or money order made out to “Maytown Historical Society” to

Maytown Book
PO Box 96,
Maytown, PA 17550

250th Anniversary Commerative DVD

A commerative DVD of Maytown's 250th anniversary celebration has been produced by the Maytown Historical Society. Using several hundred still photos and video recordings from local residents, every aspect of the 4 day celebration has been recorded and transformed into this commerative DVD.

Whether you were here in Maytown and enjoyed the celebration or not, this is a great way to preserve those wonderful memories, and a part of Maytown history. The DVD's are available for sale at the Maytown-East Donegal Museum.