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Located in the south-central Pennsylvania town of Myerstown, Evangelical’s twelve-acre campus is in the heart of the beautiful farmlands of Lebanon County, a culturally distinctive region. Hershey, famous for its cultural attractions and its world-class medical center, is twenty miles west of campus. Twenty-five miles south is the historic city of Lancaster, home of James Buchanan’s Wheatland, and twenty miles east is the city of Reading. Harrisburg, the seat of government for the Commonwealth, is a short distance from campus. Philadelphia is 90 minutes from campus and New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. are all within a few hours drive. Major airports are located in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Allentown. Train stations are in nearby Elizabethtown, Lancaster, and Harrisburg and bus connections can be made from Myerstown and Lebanon.
Known as the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, the region is also the home of several world-class symphony orchestras, the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, the National Civil War Museum, the Gettysburg National Historic Site, the Fulton Opera House, many fine eateries with a variety of cuisines, and several seasonal art festivals and museums. First Fridays in downtown Lancaster and Lebanon is also a great destination for art lovers.
The wide variety of colleges, universities, and seminaries located in the region provide broad resources for research, lectures, workshops, and cultural events. The Appalachian Trail is just north of campus as are many opportunities for sports and outdoor recreation. Centers for regular worship of various theological traditions are in abundance as well and provide opportunities for special lectures and workshops by well-known Christian writers as well as occasions to hear traditional and contemporary Christian music.