In the Area Guide


We asked our students and alumni on social media to share some of their favorite places in the area surrounding Messiah! These are just a few of their recommendations for spots to eat, places to shop and things to do.
If you find yourself wanting to try something new, check out this guide or the guide linked below. 


Live like a local



Entertainment and Excursions

Goods and Services

At Messiah, we encourage everyone to get involved in a local church, and Mechanicsburg has dozens of churches from various denominations for students to attend. Campus Ministries keeps an up-to-date list of churches in the area, some of which provide transportation for Messiah students on Sunday mornings. Check it out!

Is there something else you want to see included on the list? Email! Make sure your suggestion is local to Messiah, or within an hour's driving distance.