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Passport Parking

Pay quickly and securely for parking with your smart phone in Hanover. For a full listing of parking lots click below or scroll for the lot locations and information.

Lot 1 - 73301

Baltimore Street Lot
40-42-44 Baltimore Street

Lot 2 - 73302

W. Chestnut St. & N. Franklin Street Lot
114 N. Franklin Street

Lot 3 - 73303

Frederick Street Lot
36 Frederick Street

Lot 4 - 73304

Carlisle Street Lot
104 Carlisle Street

Lot 5 - 73305

Railroad Street Lot
111 E. Chestnut Street

Lot 6 - 73306

Behind PNC Bank, Rear of 28 Carlisle Street
98-54 N. Railroad Street

Lot 7 - 73307

York Street Lot
14 York Street

Lot 8 - 73308

In front of Warehouse Gourmet Bistro & Brew Pub
7 Pennsylvania Avenue

Lot 9 - 73309

Market House Overflow

Lot 10 - 73310

Wirt Park Fire Station
201 N Franklin St

Lot 11 - 73311

Wirt Park Playground Lot
Corner of N. Franklin St. & Gail St.

Metered Parking

Updated 1/4/2023
If paying by coin at the parking meter, the minimum session has been updated to fifteen minutes at a rate of 25¢; quarters must be used to register the first fifteen-minute session with any combination of coin thereafter. Mechanical changes to recalibrate the meters are now underway and will be completed by the end of January 2023. Patrons are encouraged to reference informational stickers on each meter to know if that meter has been updated.

Meanwhile, the electronic platform Passport Parking is still active with a required minimum of $1.00 for the first hour and a 25¢ service fee per session. The Passport Parking app is free to download from the App Store or Google Play and enables users to securely pay for and conveniently manage parking sessions through their smartphones.

Lot 1 – 73301
Baltimore Street
59 spaces

Lot 2 – 73302
W. Chestnut St. & N. Franklin Street
20 Spaces

Lot 3 – 73303
Carlisle Street
40 spaces

Lot 4 – 73304
Carlisle Street
43 spaces

Lot 5 – 73305
Railroad Street
43 spaces

Lot 6 – 73306
BMS Parking, Rear of 28 Carlisle Street
66 spaces

Lot 7 – 73307
York Street
27 spaces

Lot 8 – 73308
In front of Warehouse Gourmet Bistro & Brew Pub
13 Spaces

Lot 9 – 73309
Market House Overflow
32 spaces

Lot 10 – 73310
Wirt Park Fire Station
11 spaces

Lot 11 – 73311
Wirt Park Playground
9 spaces


Quadrant 1 – 73313
Center Square Clarks
99-65 Center Square, Hanover

Quadrant 2 – 73313
Center Square Hotel
15-1 Center Square, Hanover

Quadrant 3 – 73313
Center Square M&T
33-22 Center Square, Hanover

Quadrant 4 – 73313
Center Square Divino
63-35 Center Square, Hanover

Lot 12 – 73312
West Chestnut Street Lot
Behind Hanover Farmer’s Market
42 spaces

On Street Parking – 73315
Carlisle Street
24 spaces

On Street Parking – 73320
Frederick Street
12 spaces

On Street Parking – 73321
Franklin Street
57 spaces

On Street Parking – 73319
Chestnut Street
12 spaces

On Street Parking – 73318
Railroad Street
13 spaces

On Street Parking – 73314
Baltimore Street
35 spaces

On Street Parking – 73322
W. Middle Street
5 spaces

On Street Parking – 73316
46 spaces

On Street Parking – 73317
York Street
19 spaces

On Street Parking – 73323
Walnut Street
23 spaces

On Street Parking – 73324
Locust Street
2 spaces

From the Borough of Hanover

Please continue to offer your constructive thoughts and feedback regarding parking changes at to help us better understand, address, and/or minimize negative impacts to users and businesses. Please remember that businesses are adjusting to these changes as well and appreciate your understanding and continued support. The only way the Borough will get to a sustainable and thoughtful parking program is by working together.

Downtown district parking is free every Sunday.

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Image Warchime-Myers Mansion
Heart of Hanover

The Myers Mansion was built over a period of three years, beginning in 1911, as the residence of Clinton N. Myers of Hanover Shoe Company. William Warehime generously donated the Warehime-Myers Mansion at 305 Baltimore Street in Hanover, its contents and the grounds to the Hanover Area Historical Society along with an endowment for the conservation of the properties. Mr. Warehime grew up across the street from the Myers Mansion and had long admired the neo-classical structure. The mansion remained in the Myers family until 1997 when Mr. Warehime purchased it from Molly Powl Myers, a granddaughter, who lived in Montana.

Learn more about the mansion and how to visit here.

Image Hanover's Healing Touch
Civil War Trails

Pleasant Hill Hotel became a makeshift hospital during the period following the Battle of Hanover and the Battle of Gettysburg.  That building stood beside the current mansion location on Baltimore St.

Image Hanover Area History Museum
Places of Interest

The new museum is home to hundreds of unique items, covering some 300 years of local history, and is the culmination of thousands of hours of research and development by a small, but dedicated team of volunteers. From the tale of Digges’ Choice in the 1720s to an entire display dedicated to the beloved summertime Forest Park, the museum takes guests on a journey that is structured both by time period and topic. Major themes covered include local religion, language, education, transportation and manufacturing.

Find more information along with how to visit here.

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Image Stuart's Fruitless Odyssey
Heart of Hanover

After disengaging from the Union cavalry in the late afternoon of June 30, Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry division left Hanover. Stuart and his men embarked upon a half.-circle odyssey south then northeast around town while Stuart's rear guard, did not depart Hanover until after dark. The next day, July 1, Stuart and a portion of his exhausted troops advanced to Carlisle searching for supplies and information. Some historians contend that Lee suffered an "information blackout" during the first two days of the Battle of Gettysburg, thereby depriving Confederates of strategic high points and information during the Battle of Gettysburg.

Image Confederates Invade Free Soil
Civil War Trails

By June 29, Stuart had reached Union Mills, dangerously out of touch with Lee. Stuart had captured 125 Union wagons carrying provisions, along with 600 mules saddled with supplies, all of which bogged down his progress and kept him far away from Lee.

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Image Heroics of the Union Cavalry
Heart of Hanover

To some, the nameless, stoic picket on horseback on the Hanover Square symbolizes the dignity and honor of the cavalry, and the vigilance of every day, tough--and--tumble Union soldiers.

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Image Profiles in Union Cavalry Courage
Heart of Hanover

Capturing two prisoners and a Confederate battle flag south of town in this vicinity, Private Burke was the first Medal of Honor Recipient for valor in a Civil War battle on free soil. Read all the profiles by visiting the marker.

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Image Center of the Storm
Heart of Hanover

In 1863, charming brick and wooden homes lined both sides of Frederick Street from Center Square to the Winebrenner Tannery and the Karl Forney Farm. This are became the turbulent center of confusion during the battle as cavalrymen from New York and Pennsylvania fight face.-to.-face against those from North Carolina and Virginia.

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Image Search and Destroy, Hide and Seek
Heart of Hanover

In many towns like Hanover, rail depots also were telegraph headquarters. Hanover's was on present-day Railroad Street. Three days before the Battle of Hanover, Confederate Lt. Col. Elijah White's men were on a mission: search for and destroy Pennsylvania railroad bridges and telegraph lines.

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Image Hospitality Before Hostility
Heart of Hanover

Joanna Wrentzel (née Thomas), of Hanover, wrote “The morning of the battle I went to the square with a wash basket of bread and a kettle of apple butter and helped feed the soldiers that were coming into Hanover. The soldiers were awful tired and hungry and were glad to get the food people were giving them.” Visit for more information.

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Image Trailblazing Writers Leader, Long, and Prowell
Heart of Hanover

On these first blocks of Frederick Street lived pioneering newspaperwoman Mary Sophia Leader (1835--1913), famous author John Luther Long (1861--1927), and historian George Reeser Prowell (1849--1928), all buried one mile south of here in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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Image Hanover's Underground Railroad Conductors
Heart of Hanover

Just north of the Mason--Dixon line, the divide between states where slavery was legal and free states like Pennsylvania, Hanover was a logical stop on the Underground Railroad.

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Image Union Strikes Back
Heart of Hanover

As the Union reclaimed the square for good, Kilpatrick ordered troops, with the help of citizens, to barricade streets with barrels, farm wagons, dry goods boxes, and other materials to provide cover.

This pen drawing depicts what a barricade would have looked like as it is a depiction of a similar event in Baltimore, MD.

Image Fate of the Nation
Civil War Trails

In 1887, Union Gen. Alfred Pleasonton, writing of the Gettysburg Campaign, asserted that “Hanover saved the fate of the nation.” It is of the Battle of Hanover that he spoke.

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Image High Noon in Hanover
Heart of Hanover

As the battle continued into the mid-day, both sides maneuvered their cannons into place to support their soldiers efforts. Both sides exchanged cannon fire for up to two hours.  Artillery units would have looked similar to this photograph of a Union Field Artillery Unit in position.

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Image Neas House
Places of Interest

The historic Neas House at Chestnut and High Streets in Hanover is a Georgian residence built around 1783 by Mathias Neas, a tanner who acquired six lots from his brother, George Neas, in November 1782.

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Image Aftermath and Stench of Death
Heart of Hanover

York County produced more than 6,200 soldiers in the Civil War. While no final tally is possible, the number of county men who died from war wounds and disease was as high as 900. Hanover's Mount Olivet Cemetery alone has at least 235 Union graves.

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Image Titans of Hanover Industry
Heart of Hanover

Varied industries, such as foundries; distillers; and coal, lumber and hemp rope distributors, bought or rented parcels within the Commons. The Commons roughly extended from Railroad Street to the west, North Street to the north, and Chestnut Street to the east.

For more information on current industry leaders, visit the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce and read about their apprenticeship program in the area through partnerships with local manufacturers.

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Image Warfare Engulfs Downtown
Heart of Hanover

Downtown saw heavy fighting as the battle of Hanover erupted in this area – hand-to-hand combat broke out amid gunfire, shrieks, and shouts.

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Image Hanover Market House
Places of Interest

Open every Saturday morning the Hanover Market House on E. Chestnut St. was constructed in 1933 and has been there ever since. 

Originally operating in Center Square, the original open-air market building was often mistaken as a misplaced covered bridge.  The structure featured the town’s only jail cell below ground level.  The market operated in this open air structure from 1815 to 1872.

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Image Lincoln Plaque
Places of Interest

This plaque memorialized the visit of President Lincoln to Hanover on his journey to Gettysburg to deliver the famous ‘Gettysburg Address’.

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Image Commons on Locomotives
Heart of Hanover

Hanover’s first industrial park was built around the railroad lines in the late 19th century. The area known as the ‘Hanover Commons’ helped shape the town’s future as a community of entrepreneurs and family businesses.

Image Working on the Railroad
Heart of Hanover

There is no doubt that Hanover’s access to rail lines helped position it as a hub of industry and innovation. The businesses in Hanover thrived with access to major metropolitan areas.

Image Lincoln in Hanover
Civil War Trails

President Lincoln’s stop at the Hanover Branch Railroad station was a cause for great celebration in the town. Many went gather for a glimpse at the President as he traveled to Gettysburg, where he delivered his address the next day.

For more information about the Gettysburg Address or Lincoln’s stop in Hanover visit:

Image Guthrie Memorial Public Library
Places of Interest

The Guthrie Memorial Library, Hanover’s Public Library, is a welcoming environment representing education, recreation, and progress. The library forms a cultural connection that joins people through text, technology and meeting spaces. Visit

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