Boalsburg Village has kept its atmosphere of small-town intimacy and historic character for more than 200 years.Visitors to the Boalsburg Diamond come to visit the shops and restaurants and to soak up that small-town feeling. People who live here and own businesses strive to maintain the town’s unique personality.

Are you visiting from out of “Towne”? Stay at a cozy bed & breakfast in Boalsburg, or browse our State College area accommodations, restaurants and fun things to do in the Penn State area!

Driving into Boalsburg is literally stepping back in time, to the days in which most Americans lived in small villages and towns. Here you walk to the post office to pick up your mail, walk to the cafe for a bite of lunch, go ice skating in the nearby park, sit on the front porch and snooze.
Boalsburg, Pennsylvania is considered the birthplace of Memorial Day. This charming and patriotic small town is still reminiscent of the early 19th century, yet is located only five minutes from Penn State University. Boalsburg has it all: charming hotels, bed & breakfast accommodations, casual and fine dining restaurants, and unique specialty shops, all with the added benefit of old-fashioned small town charm.

Memorial Day 2020 Update // April 23, 2020

Ken Corl, President of the Boalsburg Fire Company, Bob Cameron, Director of the Columbus Chapel and Boal Mansion, and Jeff Fisher, President of the Boalsburg Village Conservancy, are sorry to announce that the Boalsburg Fire Company Carnival and Parade, planned activities and the Columbus Chapel and Boal Mansion, the Day in town in Boalsburg on Memorial Day and the Memorial Day race are canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents are asked to say tuned for details on the Virtual activities that will be held, including a virtual 6pm service. More details will be released on Facebook at We wish everyone well during this time.

For more information or questions, you can contact: Jeff Fisher at 814-222-0222 or Amy Farkas at 814-466-6228