It is mostly known for the small micro-brewery, Jämtlands Bryggeri that is located in the village.
Historically, Pilgrimstad has an old history. The village is named after a water well where pilgrims stopped on their pilgrimage travels to Trondheim, Norway. Yet to this day, the inhabitants of the village get their water from this well. A small historical note is that the former king, Charles XI of Sweden stopped in Pilgrimstad on his way to Norway, and exclaimed, “This must be the smallest town in my kingdom!”