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Mount Joy, PA Community & Real Estate Information

Named after an Irish supply ship, Mount Joy was founded in 1721 by Scottish-Irish immigrants. Although the town has changed with the times over the years, much of the original architecture designed before 1939 has survived, offering historical charm. Mount Joy seeks to blend this history with revitalization, and offers visitors a step back into the past, but guarantees exciting community events, activities and attractions.

You'll experience history with a modern twist by visiting the popular attraction known as Bube's Brewery. It was originally founded by Bavarian immigrant Alois Bube, who established a brewery and the Central House Hotel in 1889. In continuous operation, the establishment is now a micro-brewery and restaurant offering guest’s the very best in ales, casual fare, fine dining and interactive events. Another historic property finding new life is the Donegal Mills Plantation. It's been a working mill and a farm, a tourist attraction, a bed and breakfast and a restaurant. It sits vacant but is in the middle of renovations to become a beautiful wedding venue. According to the National Register of Historic Places, the 3-story grist mill is the oldest surviving structure there. Built in 1775, it predates the mansion by about 15 years and was active until 1925.

Other local historical sites to mention are the Nissly Swiss Chocolate Co, which produced milk chocolates until 1929 and today is an apartment building for low-income senior citizens. The George Brown's Sons Cotton and Woolen Mill, now known as Sassafras Alley Apartments, is a historic mill complex that dates back to 1883. Last, but not least, the breathtakingly beautiful Cameron Estates Inn. The grand 1805 mansion was built by President McKinley's great-great grandfather and was the rural retreat of Simon Cameron. The Cameron’s were one of the most influential families of the Civil War. The mansion was converted to an inn in 1981 and continues to operate as a B&B, restaurant and luxurious wedding destination.

Mount Joy is a richly, historic community, filled with tight-knit, proud residents. Many of our Mount Joy REALTORS® are also residents who enjoy their community and lending a helping hand. You’ll find our agents volunteering at rotary events throughout the year, and the annual Winterfest which brings everyone down to Main Street for the official Holiday Kickoff with live music, food and family-fun activities!

Find your next home in this small, charming town. Our agents are ready to help you find it. Contact our Mount Joy office today!


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