Sightseeing in Hanover

Explore the best attractions in Hanover, PA and create unforgettable memories.

Codorus State Park

Discover the beauty and history of Hanover at Codorus State Park, a serene stop just outside the city.

Guthrie Memorial Library

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Hanover at the Guthrie Memorial Library.

Eichelberger Performing Arts Center

Experience the wonders of live entertainment at the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center

Discover the Hidden Gems of Hanover, Pennsylvania

Explore the rich history and unique attractions that make Hanover a must-visit destination.

Step back in time at Hanover's historic sites.

Indulge in delicious local cuisine and flavors.

Shop 'til you drop at Hanover's charming boutiques.

Enjoy the best spots only locals can show you.

Church of Satire comedy club stage
Leaves on the ground all over Hanover's Rail Trail

Embark on Adventure: The Hanover Rail Trail Project

Transforming Hanover into a Thriving "Trail Town"

Nestled in York County, Hanover is on the brink of a transformative journey with the Hanover Rail Trail Project. Led by the York County Rail Trail Authority (YCRTA), this ambitious initiative aims to create a ten-foot-wide pathway, weaving from Hanover to Spring Grove and beyond.

Already, significant segments of the trail have been completed, marking the first steps towards a vibrant future. By mid-2025, the YCRTA plans to seamlessly connect the existing Hanover Trolley Trail to the Jacobs Mill area, fostering community cohesion and accessibility.

Beyond its recreational benefits, the Hanover Rail Trail promises economic revitalization, attracting visitors and potentially new residents to the area. Moreover, it champions environmental stewardship by restoring natural landscapes and utilizing locally sourced materials, ensuring a sustainable legacy for generations to come.

As Hanover embraces its role as a "Trail Town," it embarks on a journey where adventure, community, and conservation converge. Get ready to explore the beauty of Hanover and beyond—the Rail Trail beckons, inviting you to discover a world of opportunity and connection.

Explore Hanover, Pennsylvania Attractions

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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.