About Easton

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Our City

Situated at the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware rivers, Easton has many charms, including its architecture, natural beauty, generous people, and rich history. Amble downtown and you’ll find a range of restaurants, antique shops, art galleries, a yoga studio, a used book store and, on the weekends, live jazz. With its proximity to New York City and Philadelphia, its affordability, and intriguing, downtown living spaces, Easton attracts artists, musicians, photographers, writers, actors, and other creative types to its neighborhoods.

Founded in 1752, Easton was one of only three cities where the Declaration of Independence was publicly read after its adoption by the Second Continental Congress. The reading, on July 6, 1776, in Easton’s Great Square, now called Centre Square, was greeted with shouts, huzzahs, and the firing of muskets. Today, Centre Square is home to retail stores, restaurants and the country’s oldest, continuously operating open-air market, Easton Farmers’ Market. It, too, dates back to about 1752.

Our Neighborhood

College Hill is a tree-lined, sidewalk-filled residential community with a variety of casual dining spots, including Giacomo’s Italian Market & Grille and The Cosmic Cup, along with hair salons, convenience stores, and other stores and services adjacent to campus.

RSS Student Blogs

  • The Natural Sciences and more! January 25, 2015
    The great thing about attending a liberal arts institution is that we are able to explore different academic fields. The second semester of sophomore year is when you officially declare your major, so for a year and a half there is little to no pressure about having a set idea of what to major in. […]
    Erika Hernandez
  • Lafayette’s Impact: Influential Experiences January 25, 2015
    I have transformed in many ways since my freshman year at Lafayette. I have become more aware of myself and the society around me. I have become a stronger individual. Outside of my experiences as an Environmental Studies and Government & Law major and my time abroad (which I have discussed in previous posts), here […]
    Alexa Gatti
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