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York County Tourism Grant Program - Fueling York County's Tourism Industry

Published on
May 23, 2024

The York County Tourism Grant Program supports initiatives aimed at boosting York County's billion-dollar tourism industry. This program provides funding for projects and events designed to attract visitors from outside a 50-mile radius promoting economic growth through increased overnight hotel stays. So far this year, the Tourism Grant Program has awarded $561,648 to fund 19 projects designed to elevate York County's status as a leading tourist destination. The program reopens on June 1, visit YorkPA.org/grants for more information and to schedule a consultation.

Discover Hanover®, the Chamber's tourism and community brand, received generous funding from the York County Tourism Grant Program in 2024. This enabled Discover Hanover® to undergo a complete rebrand and launch a new website, enhancing its appeal to visitors and promoting Hanover as a premier destination in York County.

The new website was unveiled at the Explore York membership mixer on May 23. The Chamber is excited to embark on this new chapter for Discover Hanover® and to witness what benefits the brand will bring to Hanover and York County.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.