Franklin and Marshall is a private liberal arts college located in scenic Lancaster, Pennsylvania in the heart of Amish Country. A gift of 200 pounds from Benjamin Franklin led to the establishment of the school in 1787. F and M emphasizes a hands-on approach to education combining in class studies with work in the field, in labs, out in the community and around the world.
Stay: You can’t beat the location at The Lancaster Arts Hotel, just down the street from campus. Once a tobacco warehouse, it is now a beautiful boutique hotel that houses John J Jeffries, a delicious farm-to-table restaurant. Three miles away from campus another alternative is the Cork Factory Hotel.
Coffee: The incredibly friendly staff at Prince Street Cafe takes immense pride in the coffee they select. This is a great place to observe F and M students as it is a highly sought out study location.
Breakfast: If you are a fan of crepes, savory or sweet, then Rachel’s Creperie was made for you. One student states: “You cannot go wrong with the Breakfast Burrito or the Steak and Egg crepe. They serve lunch and dinner as well; guiltily my friends and I have gone more than once in a day. Not to be missed!”
Lunch: There’s always live music and local art at Chestnut Hill Café, a cozy café close to campus, on a lovely tree lined street. Everything on the casual American menu is good but they are known for their grilled cheese and tomato soup! Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant serves comfort food and handcrafted beers, conveniently located right next to campus. Students say there’s not much ambience, but you won’t care once your order of sweet potato fries arrive!
Late Night Snack: Splits and Giggles is a student favorite! We’re told it’s ideal for study breaks where everyone gathers “ for ice cream and friends and to hang out on the patio on a spring or summer night.”
Local Attractions: Downtown Lancaster is the oldest inland city in the country; it’s fun to walk around the downtown exploring the shops, art galleries and cafes. Don’t miss a stop at the historic Central Market, the oldest farmer’s market in the country. You can easily spend a morning tasting, wandering and people watching. It’s an eclectic mix of Amish and Mennonite farmers, college students, children, locals and tourists. The market operates year round and is open on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in the heart of the city.
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Ben and John
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637 College Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603,
(p) (877) 678-9111
Julie A. Kerich, Director of Admissions
NCAA Division III
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