The White Swan

The White Swan is a historical fixture on the outskirts of Lititz that offers a casual dining experience with a variety of high quality fare.

The White Swan

Close your eyes for just a moment, and imagine if these walls could talk. The oldest building in Rothsville, this business was originally started by Philip Roth in 1790 and was known as Roth's Tavern. The location served as a crucial and convenient stopping point for weary travelers by both stagecoach or on horseback. Several rooms located upstairs provided warm and comfortable overnight accommodations. Horses could drink from the troughs that were once located in front and in back of the building, fed by old-fashioned cast iron water pumps.

By 1850 the property contained 71 acres, and boasted a blacksmith and butcher shop, an orchard, stables, and even had a very popular horse racing track located behind it. In 1909 owners Barton and Emma Keiffer changed the name to the Swan Hotel; and in 1940, owner Fannie Miller decided to change the name again to what we know today - The White Swan. Throughout many years this tavern was certainly an important asset to the community, for it was a place for the townspeople to pay their taxes, catch up on local gossip, or to enjoy delicious meals or a refreshing beverage.

After countless months of hard work, meticulous planning and restoration; coupled with overwhelming enthusiasm and excitement from the community, this tavern is once again open for business. Many caring people spanning hundreds of years have certainly helped make Rothsville's crowned jewel what it is today. It is with great honor and humble pride that the owner's welcome you to the White Swan.

Researched and written by Cory Van Brookhoven


In 2010, owners Mike Kramer, Craig Hasson and Dereck Hench restored and opened the White Swan Restaurant. In the circa 1793 building, they created a friendly neighborhood bar and a restaurant for 150 people
Today The White Swan continues the historical tradition of providing excellent fare and services to members of the Rothsville/ Lititz community, along with many newcomers. We open our doors to all who wish to have an amazing dining experience and guarantee satisfaction. It is our passion to serve our patrons quality food, service, and entertainment.

Our establishment features three separate dining rooms and a bar that offer both high and low top tables. The establishment has gone to great lengths to preserve its cultural and historic value which can be seen in the detailed architecture and design of each room. One will leave happy and ready to return upon a visit to The White Swan.

    Pub, Bar & Grill

    Dinner, Drinks, Lunch

          Catering service
          Suitable for groups
          Outdoor tables
          Table service
          Booking is NOT mandatory

   (717) 626-4444

      1264 E Newport Rd, Lititz, United States

  Internal parking



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