Located just 10.5 miles north of the Maryland border, the Hanover Junction Train Station is part of York’s 21-mile Heritage Rail Trail County Park and a tangible link to several Civil War events.
While the station was built in 1849, the museum at Hanover Junction Train Station depicts the year 1863, when Abraham Lincoln’s trained stopped on his way to deliver his famous Gettysburg Address.
Two years later, Lincoln’s funeral train passed by the station on its way to Illinois. The train station also was used as a telegraph station and twice was attacked by Confederate troops prior to the Battle of Gettysburg, just 12 miles away.
The Hanover Junction Train Station and the New Freedom Station are two historic railroad sites in York.