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Things to Do in Meadville, Pennsylvania

Mayor Lord’s House Bed & Breakfast is centrally located two blocks from Allegheny College. It is within walking distance of downtown Meadville, the Crawford County Courthouse, and the Meadville Medical Center. Points of interest in downtown Meadville include a cinema, pubs, restaurants, the Academy Theatre and our historic Market House. Look on line for detailed community resources as there have been many business changes and searching under your topics of interest is currently the best option.

The Carriage House
Summer 2024 Outside:
Croquet, Bocce, Swimming, Birdwatching
Relaxing, reading or eating (breakfast or dinner takeout) at one of the many outdoor spaces or in our pool area

Mayor Lord's House - 
Summer 2023 Outside:

Enjoy the many spaces available outside for reading, relaxing and enjoying the ambiance of a 1920's home. Mayor Lord's House guests are also welcome to come over to the the Carriage House grounds for Croquet, Bocce, Swimming, Birdwatching, Relaxing Reading or Eating (breakfast or dinner takeout) at one of the many "outdoor" spaces or in our Carriage House pool area. The exceptions to grounds/pool use would be if there is a private event booked for grounds or pool. In those cases event times would need to be respected and another time chosen. 

NOTE: With a few exceptions, our properties Small Group Event Bookings for 2023 - are by special arrangements only and require prior Innkeeper approval plus a 3 day full booking for both houses in order to accommodate such a gathering. Signed agreement and a cleaning and damage deposit. We now have strict requirements on use for such occasions with only the guests staying on property in attendance - no outside invited guests.

An event booking requires prior approval and a three day full house reservation reserved which can be reserved on our website and must be made for both locations.  Any catering, tents or other special arrangements must have prior approval and will need to be independently arranged by guest through an approved vendor with arrangements made only after approved by Innkeeper - Sherry.

Outside or inside:
Small Group (10-25) 
Gathering or Retreat 
Small Weddings (under 25 guests)
Family Reunions


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Call 814-720-8907

Arts & Entertainment

The Voodoo Brewery is one of the region’s most acclaimed breweries in Crawford County.  They offer a great atmosphere and terrific food as well as award winning brews in a quirky and fun atmosphere.  Menu is changeable and updated on Facebook. (Voodoo is an easy 6 block walk from Mayor Lord's House Bed and Breakfast.)

The Academy Theater was built in 1885 and was lovingly restored in the 1990s.  Each season at the Academy Theatre runs from October to June and includes five musicals which are performed on the Main Stage, three Spotlight Productions in the Hempstead Theatre, and numerous outside acts like comedians and concerts. (Academy Theatre is a 4 block walk from Mayor Lord's House Bed and Breakfast.)

Catch the latest cinema release at The Movies at Meadville. Tuesday is Bargain Day where regular movies are only $5 and everyone receives a free bag of popcorn!

Through preservation, workshops, events, and tours, the Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum serves as an educational, cultural, artistic, and historic hub of learning for the community, region, state, and nation.

The Hurry Hill Maple Farm Museum provides wonderful experiences where visitors can see, touch, taste, and listen to the past while learning about an important part of Pennsylvania’s agricultural heritage. The maple sugaring process, natural and cultural history, lore and legend are on display with entertaining events, educational activities and exhibits.

Outdoor Recreation

Whispering Pines Golf Course is located near the shores of Conneaut Lake and features beautiful rolling hills, breath-taking views, and eastern white pines that line the fairways.  The 18-hole course creates a challenge for the serious golfer, but is fun for even the beginning golfer.

Experience the beauty of Pennsylvania by biking the Ernst Trail. This Rails to Trails local treasure is open dawn to dusk. One nearby trailhead is conveniently located off Route 322 between I-79 and Meadville Pa.  Additional trail heads that can be found on-line at and a new extension is underway bringing the trail right into the heart of Meadville - a true community treasure!

Downtown Meadville Shopping

THE Woolen Mill -
257 Chestnut Street 0.5mi. High end clothing for women, men and children. 

Meadville Market House -

910 Market Street 0.5 mi. Built in 1870, the Meadville Market House is Pennsylvania's oldest market house in continual use. Located in downtown Meadville, the Market House serves as a venue for sale of area produce and products, as well as a meeting place and a link between the town community and surrounding farms.


246 Chestnut Street 0.5mi. Great selection of womens clothing, accessories and home goods.

TATTERED CORNERS - WWW.TATTEREDCORNERS.COM                                                                                             814-337-7975
247 Chestnut Street 0.5mi. New and used books. Be enchanted. Great selection.

BOOT BOX - WWW.BOOTBOX.COM                                                                                                                                814-336-3049
11894 Pennsylvania Ave. 4.0 mi. Work and Hunting Boots, Clothing, Optics,ds.

Walkable Restaurants
(For your convenience, we provide approximate distance from our B&B's)
Check on line for updates on menu/takeout/delivery and current outside dining status, or to double check to see if closed on Sunday's and/or Monday's.

Firehouse Tap and Grill - .04 mi                                                                          814-724-3646
875 Park Avenue, Meadville, Pa. 16335

Kettle Lake Kitchen- .05 mi                                                                                 814-337-9797
910 Market Street, Meadville, Pa. 16335

Mannino Italian Garden - 0.5 mi                                                                          814-337-0040
283 Chestnut Street, Meadville, Pa 16335

French Creek Coffee and Tea Company - 0.5 mi                                               814-332-0300
Fresh ground Beans
Daily selection of Sweet and Savory Pastry & Quiche
285 Chestnut Street, Meadville, Pa 16335

Julian's Bar & Grill - 0.5 mi                                                                                   814-337-8513
Family (no website - instead find on Facebook or Google search for menu) 
299 Chestnut Street, Meadville, Pa 16335

Pennsylvania Sandwich Shop - .04 mi                                                                814- 203-8282
342 North St, Meadville, Pa 16335
Hoagies and More

Brewpub at Voodoo - .06 mi                                                                                 814-337-3676
215 Arch Street, Meadville, Pa 16335
Elevated Pub fare

Voodoo Compound - .08                                                                                       814-333-9123
834 Bessemer Street, Meadville, Pa
Elevated Pub fare and events (when allowed)

Pampered Palate Cafe & Bistro - .08 mi                                                               814-807-1177
1043 Park Avenue, Meadville, Pa 16335
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (offers drive thru service)

Drivable Restaurants
(For your convenience, we provide approximate distance from our B&B's)
Check on line for updates on menu/takeout/delivery and current outside dining status

Applebees Grill & Bar - 3 miles                                                                         814-333-2848
11227 Shaw Avenue, Meadville, Pa 16335
Family Dining

Red Lobster - 
5 miles                                                                                         814-724-1205
16736 Conneaut Lake Rd, Meadville, Pa. 16335

Timber Creek -
6 miles                                                                                       814-807-1005
11191 Highline Dr, Meadville, Pa 16335
Gastropub - American Comfort Food

Silver Shores
- 9 miles                                                                                        814-382-4471
11934 Conneaut Lake Rd, Conneaut Lake, Pa 16316
Seafood, Pasta, Prime Rib (some tables with lake view)

Fast Food Options - Check the Google City map for the many nearby fast food options if just wanting a quick bite.

Annual Events


Held every August in Meadville, Pennsylvania, the Crawford County Fair is one of the largest agricultural venues east of the Mississippi River, and possibly the oldest county fair in Pennsylvania.  The concerts are a popular attraction and admission is only $8 an includes free rides.


Held annually in June, The Thurston Classic is open to the public free of charge.  Food, drink and children's entertainment are available.


In August, the Crawford County Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors a classic car and motorcycle cruise on North and Market Street.  Enjoy Friday night entertainment and strolling through Diamond Park to view the arts & craft vendors.


If you're in Meadville in October, don't miss the annual Halloween Parade.  It is the largest night time parade in Pennsylvania.

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