Long before its founding Williamsport was host to countless visitors from American Indian travelers, to fur traders, to settlers passing through. With its location along the Potomac River and the eventual opening of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and Railroad, the Town's history was built on welcoming travelers and guests. Music, dance, sports, recreation and fun are our tradition.
The C&O Canal is a vital part of the Town of Williamsport. The canal towpath is excellent for cycling, running, walking and other recreational activities. The C&O Canal through Williamsport is home to many historical features such as Lock 44, The Lift Bridge, and the Conococheague Aqueduct. These features are modeled in the 1920’s era and Williamsport is the only location along the canal with all three of these historic features.
The Town Center is home to many unique shops and boutiques. Browsing through these store fronts is more than just shopping; it is an experience you can’t find anywhere else.
Just up the street from Town Center is our Byron Memorial Park. The park is home to the Williamsport Community Building, Harry Kight Band Stand, Conococheague Little League, L. Beard Miller Memorial Pool, and directly adjacent to the Williamsport Memorial Library. In the spring, there are many family friendly events that take place in the park. There are also three pavilions available to rent. Every year during the Christmas holiday season, the Town puts on an elaborate light show throughout the park, which is truly a sight to see!
The Town of Williamsport has all this and more. Come visit, and while you are here, be sure to take in one of our exciting events, experience the history of the town, or stop by to listen to one of our concerts. Whatever you do, you will soon discover that Williamsport is historic fun!