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Hanover Junction was an important connection between the Northern Central and passengers and freight arriving from Gettysburg, New Oxford, Littlestown, and Hanover.

Historic Hanover Junction Train Station Museum to Reopen June 11

One of a group of photos long believed to have been taken at Hanover Junction, PA, on or about November 18, 1863 (Library of Congress).

The historic former Northern Central Railway train station at Hanover Junction, Pennsylvania, will reopen for the season on June 11, 2022, with a day of fun for the entire family! The station dates from 1851-52. Abraham Lincoln passed through here on his way to and from Gettysburg to deliver the remarks that became famous as the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln’s funeral train rode past this station on April 21, 1865, on its way to York and Harrisburg.

From noon until 2:00 p.m. the musical group, The Travellers, will be performing (FREE concert!). They are well-known in this area and quite good.

An ice cream truck will be onsite so you can purchase those afternoon treats!

The museum will be open for tours. Come see the relics, the Abraham Lincoln and Civil War displays, and a telegraph display.

If you have Civil War period clothing, feel free to wear it.

The station is located on Route 616 near Seven Valleys, PA (just 10.5 miles north of the Mason-Dixon Line).  It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 and is maintained by the York County Parks and the Friends of the Heritage Rail Trail Corridor.

For additional information or to arrange group visits on other dates, please call 717-840-7440.