There's no place quite like it.

 

From the clickety-clack of horse hooves on our streets to the giggles of Amish children on their scooters, Intercourse, Pennsylvania offers something you won’t find anywhere else.

Here you can shop and dine side-by-side with the Amish. Here you can experience the gentle humor, homemade treats, and handspun craftsmanship unique to this one-of-a-kind culture. Here you’ll stand in awe of beautiful views and historic architecture. Here, you’ll feel right at home.

 

Great town, great name.

 

It's okay, you can giggle! We know our name gets us lots of attention, but we're proud that who we are keeps folks coming back again and again. So how did we get our name? There are a few theories.

First, our town used to sit at the edge of a race course, right where visitors would enter the racing festivities. The entrance was coined "Entercourse" and may have evolved into Intercourse. Or, the name may have come from the Intersection of two major roads, or courses. The Old Kings Highway which traveled from Pittsburg to Philadelphia and the route from Wilmington, Delaware to Erie, Pennsylvania. One final theory suggests the town was named after a phrase commonly used at the time of the town's founding. In early English, Intercourse was used to refer to fellowship and social interaction shared in a community of faith, a description still relevant to our town today.

Whichever theory holds true, we're happy with our name. It's the perfect conversation starter! 

 
 

Plan a visit to Intercourse, PA.

 

Plan a trip to The Village of Intercourse. For more information please contact us and we will be happy to assist you!

 

 
 
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