If you’re ready to spend an adventurous day in Downtown Mercersburg, you’re in the right place. We’ve planned a one-day itinerary filled with exciting activities, beautiful architecture, and must-try foods.


Start your day with a 3-block walk from the Rosemont Mansion steps to downtown Mercersburg’s charming and delicious coffee shop, One North Coffee. Filled with a variety of coffees, tea, pastries, and breakfast sandwiches, One North is a great way to start your day! Sit outside at their adorable patio or cozy up inside as you get ready to adventure through the rest of your day.


Grab your camera because you’re having a self-guided tour of Mercersburg Academy! Founded in 1893, this prestigious high school has a 300-acre campus filled with incredible architecture you won’t want to miss. In fact, you can see the phenomenal church on campus from the Rosemont property! Take a stroll through campus, admire the architecture, and marvel at the impeccable landscaping done by the faculty. Just remember to be respectful of students and faculty as they have begun their academic year.

Want to get a sneak preview of the campus before you arrive? Explore with a virtual self-guided tour.


Your afternoon isn’t over that easily! Head back into the square for some quiet time at the Fendrick Library. Stop in during the week to explore their outstanding selection of books, as well as their variety of craft workshops: crochet series, pumpkin decorating, and so much more. Don’t forget to check out a book to enjoy on your private balcony back at Rosemont!


Hopefully discovering the Academy and library has left you with a healthy appetite. And it’s a good thing you finished your coffee this morning because that brings us to Compadres, an adventure for your taste buds. Outdoor dining on a quiet street, this full-service restaurant offers the best Mexican food in Mercersburg, PA. Fajitas, burritos, carnitas – oh my! We recommend leaving plenty of room for the churros.


You’re in for a treat at Stoner’s on the Square, a family-owned pub featuring American plates and a whole lot of locals. Fan favorites are the Classic Rueben, Surf & Turf, and Stoner’s Burger. Plus, they have adventurous daily specials like crab fondue. Looking for a Sunday brunch? Stoner’s is the place to be.


There is nothing better than a hand-dipped ice cream cone after dinner. On your journey home, you’ll pass The Moo in downtown Mercersburg, PA. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Moose Tracks, Mint Chip, sundaes, milkshake, and soft serve? You may want to extend your vacation longer!

Up for the Challenge? Book your stay at Rosemont Mansion.