Neas House

113 West Chestnut St., Hanover, PA 17331 - United States



Museum Day Hours of Operation: 10:00 am ‐ 4:00 pm (Last tour begins at 3:30 pm)

The historic Neas House at Chestnut and High Streets in hanover is a Georgian residence located at West Chestnut and High Streets was built around 1783 by Mathias Neas, a tanner who acquired six lots from his brother, George Neas, in November 1782. The property eventually was acquired by their eldest son also named George.

Many outstanding citizens were born or lived in the house over the years. One was Mathias N. Forney (1853-1908), an inventor and editor who made invaluable contributions to the efficiency and development of rail transportation. His reversible seats made passenger traffic more practical and his steam locomotive was the marvel of its day.

The Neas House has since been restored by the Hanover Area Historical Society and now serves as a historical site.


Contains household goods, furniture of the period, and personal items of the original family on display. Faux-finished woodwork in the style of the era. Nine rooms, nine fireplaces, and a fully furnished warming kitchen with exposed timbers.

Only the first floor will be on display. Handicap accessible.

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