Built in 1851-1852 by the Hanover Branch Railroad.  The Northern Central Railway leased a ticket office in the station. 

During the Civil War, the station was raided by Confederate Lieutenant Colonel E.V. White and the 35th Battalion of Virginia Cavalry on June 27, 1863, several days before the Battle of Gettysburg. The telegraph wires were cut and railroad   bridges over the Codorus Creek were burned. The railroad station was left intact.  

President Abraham Lincoln visited the station on November 18 and 19, 1863, on his was to Gettysburg to give the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers Cemetery. On April 21,1865, President Lincoln’s funeral train passed through Hanover Junction. A project to restore the station to its 1863 appearance was completed in 2001.

There are currently no scheduled open dates for summer 2020 due to Covid 19 Precautions.

Heritage Junction Museum

Heritage Junction Museum

Heritage Junction Museum 

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