About Annville, Pa.

Lebanon Valley College is located in Annville, Pa., a quintessential American town with a historic movie theater, restaurants, antiques, and small-town pride. Walk downtown to get a burger and fries, falafel, natural foods, designer clothing, or craft beer if you're over 21. The surrounding farmlands and businesses carry on the region's agricultural and industrial history.

Within less than an hour's drive, you can be in Lebanon, Lancaster, Hershey, or Harrisburg. Attend professional hockey, baseball, or soccer, and see some of the world’s best musicians perform with the Hershey or Harrisburg Symphony Orchestras. Theater, shopping, miles of rail-trails, foods from cultures around the world, and some of the world’s most famous rollercoasters are all nearby. Want to get away? We’re within a couple of hours of Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. 


  • From Allentown: Route 22 west and/or I-78 west; I-81 south to Indiantown Gap exit (Route 934 south, Exit 85); 6 miles to Annville.
  • From Baltimore: I-83 north to Harrisburg; follow signs to Hershey, Route 322 east to Route 422 east through Hershey to Annville.
  • From Hagerstown: I-81 north to the Annville exit (Exit 85); Route 934 south into Annville.
  • From Harrisburg: Follow signs to Hershey, Route 322 east to Route 422 east through Hershey to Annville.
  • From Lancaster: Route 72 north through East Petersburg and Manheim; Route 322 west to Route 934 north into Annville.
  • From New York City: I-80 west or I-78 (Route 22) west to I-81 south to the Annville exit (Exit 85); Route 934 south into Annville.
  • From Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Turnpike west to exit 266; Route 72 north to Route 322 west to Route 934 north into Annville.
  • From Pittsburgh: Pennsylvania Turnpike east to exit 266; Route 72 north to Route 322 west to Route 934 north into Annville.
  • From Reading:  Route 422 west through Lebanon into Annville OR Pennsylvania Turnpike west to exit 266; Route 72 north to Route 322 west to Route 934 north into Annville.
  • From York: I-83 north; Route 322 east; follow Route 422 east into Annville.
Marie Szilard

A Great Atmosphere

Physical therapy student, Marie Szilard, has also made LVC her second home. Originally from Rochester Hills, Michigan, she decided to make the 540-mile journey to Pa. to be a part of our competitive 6-year doctorate of physical therapy program. “Something I wanted to get out of going to college was to experience living in another part of the country,” Szilard said. “I chose LVC because of the great atmosphere.” Szilard feels the travel is worth attending LVC. Not only does she love the campus, but she also enjoys working hands-on in the athletic training room with our student athletes. Typically, the drive to Michigan can be quite time-consuming, so she chooses to fly home for mid-semester breaks. “It is fairly easy for me to get home,” Szilard said.” “I fly home from the Harrisburg airport, and have been able to get home every Thanksgiving, winter, Easter, and summer break.”

Elise Hanks-Witaszek

Far, but Worth It

Elise Hanks-Witaszek, an actuarial science and analytical finance double major, has taken a train from her hometown of Broomfield, Massachusetts, to Harrisburg on multiple occasions. "The entire trip can take up to 10 hours, with stops and layovers," Hanks-Witaszek said. "It's far, but 100% worth it. Sometimes you must make sacrifices to get the best education." Even though she is far from home, Elise is okay with the distance; playing tennis for The Valley keeps her busy, and every chance she has to see her family is a treat. "Being far from home allows me to completely submerse myself in my education and tennis," Hanks-Witaszek said. "I also appreciate the time with my family a lot more since it occurs less often."

Places to Eat

Backstage Cafe

Coffee, smoothies, salads, and paninis make the Backstage Cafe an easy grab-and-go stop, plus the cafe hosts monthly performances by LVC musicians!


It's not south Philly, but when you're craving a cheesesteak, it's hard to beat J&S in this area!

Rotunda Restaurant and Brewery

Enjoy dinner inside by the fireplace, or relax in their Pub Tiki, a large deck that is completely under cover and open year-round!

Swatara Coffee Company

Stop by for a tasty treat baked in-house, a coffee, or a handcrafted drink.

Learn more about Swatara Coffee.

Whirling Dervish Bakery and Coffee Shop

Scones, chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter balls, and snickerdoodle shortbread are just a few of the yummy treats made fresh at the bakery! Enjoy your treats on their outdoor patio on a beautiful day.

Places for Fun

The Allen Theatre

After grabbing a bite to eat at the Backstage Café, catch a movie at the adjoined theatre! The single-screen theatre and coffeeshop make for a relaxing evening full of food, beverages, and entertainment.

The Annville Natural Food Market

Stop by The Annville Natural Food Market to for local organic produce, natural and organic products, and supplements. They offer a wide range of vegan and vegetarian, allergy-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free items.

Quittie Nature Park

If you're tired of staying in, exploring Quittie Park is a great way to get outside and enjoy a nice day!


Beautiful historic venue, perfect for a wedding or special event. The building features industrial architecture and craftsmanship, with a comfortable, modern feel. Located within convenient proximity to Hershey and Lancaster, the building sits in the heart of Lebanon and accommodates groups of up to 175.

Places to Stay

Annville (approx. 2 miles from LVC)

Annville Inn (B&B) | 4515 Hill Church Road

Grantville (approx. 12 miles from LVC)

Comfort Suites | 450 Station Road

Holiday Inn | 1-81, Exit 80

Hershey-Hummelstown-Middletown (approx. 8 miles from LVC)

Best Western Plus | 1800 E Chocolate Ave.

Comfort Inn | 1200 Mae St. 

Courtyard by Marriott Hershey Chocolate Avenue | 515 E Chocolate Ave.

Days Inn Hershey | 350 W. Chocolate Ave. 

Fairfield Inn & Suites Hershey Chocolate Ave. | 651 W. Areba Ave. 

Hampton Inn & Suites Hershey Near the Park | 195 Hershey Road

Hampton Inn & Suites | 749 E. Chocolate Ave. 

Hershey Lodge and Convention Center | West Chocolate Ave. 

Hilton Garden Inn | 550 E. Main St. 

Holiday Inn Express | 610 Walton Ave. 

Hotel Hershey | 100 Hotel Road 

Howard Johnson Inn of Hershey | 845 E. Chocolate Ave. 

Simmons Motel | 355 W. Chocolate Ave. 

SpringHill Suites Hershey | 115 Museum Drive

Tru by Hilton Hershey Chocolate Avenue | 204 Hillcrest Road

Westwynd Farm (B&B) | 1620 Sand Beach Road 

White Rose Motel | 1060 E. Chocolate Ave. 


Lebanon-Jonestown-Myerstown (approx. 6-10 miles from LVC)

Berry Patch Bed and Breakfast | 115 Moores Road
* a 10% discount given to those staying at this establishment visiting for LVC purposes. 

Days Inn - Lebanon - Ft. Indiantown Gap | 1-81, Exit 90 3 Everest Lane 

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Lebanon Valley | 4 Fisher Avenue

Fairfield Inn & Suites Lebanon Near Expo Center | 100 Springwood Drive

Hampton Inn Lebanon | 1601 East Cumberland St.

Manheim (approx. 15 miles from LVC)

Hampton Inn–Manheim | 2764 Lebanon Road

Palmyra (approx. 5 miles from LVC)

1825 Inn Bed and Breakfast | 409 S. Lingle Ave. 

The Sweetest Place on Earth

Lebanon Valley College is located just 15 minutes from Hershey. So close, you can smell the chocolate!

Lebanon Valley College's relationship with Hershey goes beyond sweets and treats. Our students benefit in a variety of ways! In addition to job and internship opportunities with Hershey, and research and graduate school opportunities at their world famous medical center, our students take advantage of all the fun Hershey has to offer. 

Here are some of the top things Dutchmen enjoy in Hershey:


15 min.

from Hershey, PA

30 min.

from Harrisburg, PA

2 hours

from either Philadelphia or Baltimore

3 hours

from either Washington, D.C. or New York