Gaslights at Summer Dusk

Gaslights at Summer Dusk

About Wellsboro, PA

Wellsboro PA is a quaint New England style town, with charming gaslight lined streets. It was incorporated in 1830 and named in honor of Mary Wells, wife of one of the original settlers, Benjamin Morris. The town was the home of George W. Sears (1821 – 1890), a sportswriter for Forest and Stream magazine in the 1880s and an early environmentalist, who wrote under the pen name of "Nessmuk." Love of the surrounding woodlands runs deeply here, as it has for hundreds of years.

Wellsboro is very civic minded, and not only serves as the Tioga County, PA seat, but is a center for regional activities, from festivals, First Friday events, concerts, theater and arts. The beautiful community has restaurants, an art deco movie theater with the newst releases and one of the country's oldest department stores, as well as other lovely small shops and cafes.

Wellsboro has a beautiful fountain in the center of the Green, inspired by the famous poem of 1889 by Eugene Fields "Wynken, Blynken and Nod." The bronze fountain was placed there in 1938 by a loving husband, a Senator, in memory of his beloved wife, a school teacher, Elizabeth Bailey.  Many locals take their lunch breaks on benches surrounding the fountain, and enjoy the soothing sounds of its waters.

Wellsboro is the home of the PA Grand Canyon, one of Pennsylvania's top vacation destinations. The area is rich in natural beauty and has a myriad of outdoor activities available to visitors. The locals are friendly and proud of their town, and they are more than happy to share their "must see" favorites while you visit!

Take a train ride, play a round of golf, take a quiet walk in the woods or a bike ride through the canyon on the PA Rail Trail. Bring your family, your friends, or come by yourself, and you'll discover what thousands of visitors discover every year, a little piece of heaven named WELLSBORO.