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SHOP LOCAL: 2024 SHOPPING GUIDE

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Published on
May 9, 2024

Support small businesses; they need it now more than ever! Please note: COVID-19 may impact the hours of the businesses listed below. We highly recommend calling each location before planning a visit.

Black Rose Antiques & Collectibles

With reasonable prices, knowledgeable staff, and a plethora of novelty items, the Black Rose is the perfect place to find your next vintage treasure.

1100 Eichelberger St. | (717) 632-0589

Clarks Bostonian Outlet

Check out Clarks Bostonian Outlet in Downtown Hanover for the most affordable and stylish shoes in the area. With a large selection ranging from boots to sandals, Clarks has every shoe you need for a great price.

30 Center Square | (717) 637-9157

Eden Gift Co.

Eden Gift Co. offers unique, hand-crafted goods from all over the world. Choose from a selection of housewares, jewelry, soaps, and more—all are perfect for gifts, or personal keepsakes!    

20 Baltimore St. | (717) 680-1313

Furs by Susan

Fur is a statement and a reflection of your style. At Furs by Susan, you can afford it. They are the choice of discerning women for luxurious outerwear in Historic Downtown Hanover, PA. They have the widest selection of furs, cashmere, wools, shearlings, leathers, rainwear, jewelry, and accessories, including fuller sizes and petite.

1 Frederick St.| (717) 632-3353

Hanover Area Arts Guild

This non-profit arts guild is an eclectic organization of more than 150 artists and fine craftsmen offering new shows and exhibits monthly. Artists' works in a wide variety of mediums and styles fill the gallery with original creations.

32 Carlisle St. | (717) 632-2521

Hanover Market House

Operating since 1812 in Downtown Hanover, the market offers a variety of locally grown produce, fresh meat and dairy products, homemade baked goods, unique crafts and gifts, and so much more! Stop by year-round on Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.

210 E. Chestnut St. | (717) 632-1353

Heirloom 23

Carrying a mix of modern and vintage décor, Heirloom 23 invites you to freshen up your home, inside and out. While their inventory changes with the seasons, Heirloom 23’s top-notch style is constant.

43 Carlisle St. | (717) 630-2305

Let’s Play: Games and Hobbies

Looking for some “unplugged” fun? Let’s Play carries nearly 600 games of all types, including card games, board games, and even role-playing games. Want to play a test round before buying? Ask about their rental policy!

42 Carlisle St. | (717) 634-2107

The Markets at Hanover

Visit The Markets at Hanover to indulge in some of the area’s best eateries, a variety of unique hand-crafted creations, gourmet grocery items, produce, meat, and wine. Shop local and support the many personable vendors and shop owners!

1649 Broadway | (717) 646-1649

Reader’s Café

Looking for your next novel to dive into? Reader’s Café can help! With a large selection of books, coffee, and food, this small bookstore and café is bound to become one of your favorite spots in town.

125 Broadway | (717) 630-2524

Red Barn Boutique

Red Barn Boutique is located just minutes from Downtown Hanover. Red Barn Boutique is the perfect place to purchase gifts, home decor, and professionally painted furniture—all of which are created by local artisans. They also carry the Dixie Belle Paint Line, Zibra paint brushes, Hokus Pokus transfers, and Roycycled decoupage paper for all your furniture and crafting needs.

805 Baltimore St., Ste. 313 | (717) 515-4086

The Sea Gypsy

Full of whimsy and handcrafted goods, The Sea Gypsy is a local downtown favorite! Inspired by the sea and all things eclectic, this adorable shop stocks everything from upcycled furniture to locally crafted soaps.

36 York St. | (717) 429-6809

Starr Pottery & Bronze

Nestled in the Pigeon Hills along Beaver Creek, Starr Pottery and Bronze creates beautiful hand-crafted goods inspired by nature. Shop products in the 150-year-old brick barn, meet the owners, and take a self-guided trail walk on the eight-acre property. You may even spot a fairy or two watching from the stone walls and gardens!

754 Abbottstown Pike | (717) 632-0027

Wholly Holistic

Wholly Holistic is a health and wellness store offering a full array of herbs, homeopathic solutions, natural remedies, organic foods and local, artisan-made products. Stop in and treat yourself!

1150 Carlisle St. | (717) 637-7230

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Find answers to common questions about dietary options, reservation policies, and hours of operation.

What are the top attractions to visit in Hanover?

Visitors often inquire about the Hanover Historic District, which is known for its over 2600 mid-19th to mid-20th-century buildings.

Are there guided tours available in Hanover?

In Hanover, Pennsylvania, history enthusiasts can enjoy a journey through time with visits to the Hanover Area Historical Society Museum, which showcases the town’s rich past; the Warehime-Myers Mansion, a beautifully preserved example of early 20th-century architecture; and the Neas House, one of the oldest surviving structures in Hanover, offering a glimpse into the life of the 18th-century Pennsylvania German settlers. These historical landmarks provide a captivating window into Hanover’s heritage and are a must-visit for those looking to experience the town’s historical charm.

Can visitors engage in any unique local activities?

In addition to Codorus State Park and Hickory Falls, Hanover is also known for the Snack Town Street Fair, a vibrant festival celebrating the town’s snack food heritage with craft vendors, food, and entertainment, created in partnership between the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce and Utz Brands

What historical experiences can one have in Hanover?

Hanover provides a rich historical experience with tours like the Civil War Ghosts of Gettysburg Tour and the Spirits of Jennie Wade Ghost Night Tour in nearby Gettysburg.

What is Hanover known for?

Hanover, Pennsylvania, is renowned as the Snack Food Capital of the World, home to iconic brands like Utz Quality Foods and Snyder’s of Hanover, which are part of the Campbell Snacks portfolio.                              

Where can I grab a drink?

Dolphin & Anchor Pub: Located in the heart of Hanover, they offer traditional beer styles with a twist.

Sign of the Horse Brewery: A contemporary brewery catering to craft brew enthusiasts with a range of house taps.

Fat Bat Brewing Company: A local brewery started by a beer-loving brother and sister team, known for their craft beer selections.

Iron Lion: A place where you can enjoy a selection of craft beers in a market setting1.

Where can I get a map of Hanover?

The Borough office at 44 Frederick St, Hanover has everything you will need to find your way around Hanover.