What to do and see in Hanover, Pennsylvania (PA): The Best Free Things to do

May 17, 2022 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Hanover is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania, 19 miles (31 km) southwest of York and 54 miles (87 km) north-northwest of Baltimore, Maryland and is 5 miles (8.0 km) north of the Mason-Dixon line. The town is situated in a productive agricultural region. The population was 15,289 at the 2010 census. The borough is served by the 717 area code and the ZIP Codes of 17331-34. Hanover is named after the German city of Hannover.
Restaurants in Hanover

1. Aldus Brewing Company

555 Centennial Ave, Hanover, PA 17331-3936 +1 717-634-2407 [email protected] http://www.aldusbrewing.com
Excellent
78%
Good
22%
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5.0 based on 9 reviews

Aldus Brewing Company

2. Kids Kingdom Playground

4601 Grandview Rd, Hanover, PA 17331-9754 http://www.penntwp.com
Excellent
82%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
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0%
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5.0 based on 17 reviews

Kids Kingdom Playground

3. Utz Potato Chip Factory Tour

Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 293 reviews

Utz Potato Chip Factory Tour

You can see and smell the making of the famous Utz Potato Chips and Snacks at our over 600,000 square foot facility in Hanover, Pennsylvania. There, we have built a special glass enclosed observation gallery that looks down on our production process from beginning to end. You will be guided step-by-step with the aid of a push-to-talk audio program and closed-circuit TV monitors. A wall display of Utz's history will enhance your understanding of the company and its products. From start to finish, you'll be impressed with the care we put into Utz Potato Chips. At Utz, we use the finest ingredients and the most advanced equipment. Our factory is one of the cleanest and most modern snack food operations in America. The Utz Potato Chip Trip is fun for the whole family, a learning experience for young and old, and a snack lover's delight. Come and enjoy the free tour at your own pace!

32 Carlisle St, Hanover, PA 17331-2403 +1 717-632-2521 http://hanoverareaarts.com/
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Hanover Area Arts Guild and Gallery

We are located in the heart of picturesque downtown Hanover, Pa., within easy walking distance of a variety of charming shops, galleries, restaurants and other attractions. The 501(3)(c) non-profit Guild, begun in 1968, has grown into an eclectic organization of more than 150 artists and fine craftsmen, offering new shows and exhibits monthly. Our artists work in oils, acrylics, watercolors and pastels. They create collages, take stunning photos and make masterpieces with clay. Fibers become works of art and metal is bent into gleaming 3-D art pieces that fill the gallery. It's one of central Pennsylvania's best-kept secrets! Stop by and see what our local artisans have created and take home a true original for yourself or your home, or find the perfect gift.

5. Revonah Pretzel

507 Baltimore St, Hanover, PA 17331-3315 +1 717-630-2883 http://www.revonahpretzel.com
Excellent
77%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Revonah Pretzel

Reviewed By patluvstogo - Fayette City, United States

I visited the factory as part of a small tour group. The owner met us outside and explained the history of the business and the process that makes their pretzels so special. Did you ever know that the water makes a huge difference in the dough?? We then toured the small area where 3,000 hand-made pretzels are made daily. Three people were twisting soft pretzels during our visit. After learning about how both the hard and soft pretzels were make, we were treated to a yummy soft pretzel. They have a small retail space where we purchased a bag of hard sour dough pretzels. The business is located on a small street (alley) with only a small faded sign directing you back, but it is worth finding this hidden gem! While you can order their products online, you will only find their products within a 20 mile radius of Hanover.

6. The Markets at Hanover

1649 Broadway Route 194, Hanover, PA 17331-9606 +1 717-646-1649 [email protected] http://marketsathanover.com
Excellent
52%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 58 reviews

The Markets at Hanover

Shop The Markets at Hanover for the freshest produce, gourmet groceries, local meats, fresh seafood, delicious salads and sides, baked goods, local wine, honey, and gourmet coffee. Our independent merchants feature handcrafted items, clothing, jewelry, unique gifts, home decor, and more. Looking for a restaurant that will please the whole crew? Meet up at the Markets at Hanover, where you’ll find more than a dozen eateries! Set everyone loose to find their favorites then grab a table in the food court seating area to enjoy delicious food in a friendly and relaxed environment. Options like wood-fired pizza; pit beef and seafood; fresh ground beef burgers and cheesesteaks; soup, salad, and artisanal empanadas; authentic Korean fare; Indian cuisine; Southern BBQ; Mexican food; or gourmet pub grub at the new Public House at the Markets featuring Leo Brewing! You'll also find two onsite coffee shops, soft pretzels, stuffed shakes, and desserts from the bakeries on site.

Reviewed By 1LadyRef

Me and my friends absolutely love the Pebble Nest salt room there. Cherise (the PN owner) is very knowledgeable about the health benefits of the therapy for your whole body. So relaxing and refreshing. And take some bath bombs home to complete your week! Grab some friends and go!! Enough room me and a couple friends and SO TOTALLY WORTH IT!! Then, (heehee) we get some great COFFEE and Mexican food to top our day. Totally worth the trip. Thanks Markets!

7. Utz Factory Outlet Store

Excellent
60%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 131 reviews

Utz Factory Outlet Store

8. Yesteryear Antique Center

441 Pine St, Hanover, PA 17331-8616 +1 717-637-1612 http://www.yesteryearantiquecenter.com/
Excellent
67%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Reviewed By zeiglerm0m - McSherrystown, United States

Nice clean place to shop. There is a small dining area for sandwiches and drinks. It is a huge building full of antiques.

9. Snyder's of Hanover

Excellent
43%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 114 reviews

Snyder's of Hanover

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