Welcome to the City of Easton, PA
Whether you are a resident or a visitor, we trust that you will find these pages to be useful and informative. For residents, we hope that you will find the information needed for you to attend meetings, get involved in a committee, pay a bill or download a form or information on any of our many municipal services. For visitors, we thank you for coming to our city and invite you to visit its rich colonial history, special events, and its bright and colorful future. We encourage both residents and visitors to check back often as this web site will change often as we add information regularly.
Easton is a full-service city that constantly strives to provide the most effective and efficient municipal services to both our residents and visitors. From a dedicated, full-time professional fire department, to a fully accredited police department, we work hard to provide our residents and visitors with a "Clean and Safe" environment.
In addition to our historic downtown district, we are equally proud of our diverse and architecturally rich neighborhoods.
Enjoy a walking tour of our historic sites, a leisurely horse-drawn carriage ride through our historic district or a pleasant mule-drawn canal boat ride along Hugh Moore Historic Park. For real excitement, bring your children to The Crayola Experience and our National Canal Museum. Easton is also home to Lafayette College, one of the finest institutions of higher learning in America and one that is in the top 10 schools in the country for four-year graduation rate. Downtown Easton also offers a diverse array of shopping and dining opportunities, from casual to formal. And yes, we are the home of Larry Holmes, the Hall of Fame boxer who held the Heavyweight Boxing Title for more than seven and a half years. A bronze statue honoring Mr. Holmes, a.k.a the "Easton Assassin," overlooks the scenic Forks of the Delaware, where the Lehigh River cascades into the mighty Delaware River on its trip to the Delaware Bay.
The County Seat for Northampton County, Easton is located within an hour of New York City, Philadelphia, and the Pocono Mountains.