Located at what the Lenni Lenape Indians knew as the “Forks of the Delaware,” the city of Easton sits on the banks where the Lehigh and Delaware rivers merge – as it has since the mid-1700s when the frontier town was laid out by William Penn.
Like other cities designed by Penn, the town’s focal point was, and still is, a large central square. The first public reading of the Declaration of Independence outside of Philadelphia took place in Eason’s Centre Square in 1776.
The best place to begin a journey into Easton’s past is Centre Square, where you will find the Crayola Experience and the oldest continually running open-air Farmer’s Market in the United States–just two blocks south of U.S. 22. Other attractions include historic walking tours, concert and theater productions performed by nationally acclaimed stars, horse-drawn carriage rides and plenty of art galleries nestled within the confines of Easton’s history.