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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Small Town America - Hummelstown Pennsylvania

Hummelstown Pennsylvania
Hummelstown is small town America at it's best. Located within a few minutes from busy Hershey Pennsylvania, Hummelstown is full of small town charm. The Borough of Hummelstown was first established as Fredrickstown in 1762 and then declared the official borough of Hummelstown in 1874.

According to the 2000 Census report approximately 4,500+ residents call the borough home with the majority of the residents working outside of the borough limits in Harrisburg, Lancaster and Hershey. On New Year's Eve the town likes to drop a Lollipop (The Lollipop Drop) similar to what they do at Times Square but on a much smaller scale.
Hummelstown Pennsylvania

There are plenty of things to see and do in Hummelstown and in nearby Hershey. You can visit Indian Echo Caverns, the Challenge Family Fun Center, Beaver Ben 3 Par Golf Course, Shopping in the Downtown Business District, Fun at Adventure Sports in Hershey, Hersheypark (the amusement park), Hershey Chocolate World, ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park in Nearby Hershey to name a few.

If you are looking for lodging and accommodations in Hummelstown your best bet is to book a hotel/motel in the Harrisburg or Hershey area. You'll find many great ones to choose from.
Hummelstown Pennsylvania

We visited Hummelstown in early December and found the small-town to be quite charming. On the day that we visited Santa Claus was set up on the town square and was visiting with the children. Our little grand daughter LOVED meeting with Santa.

Afterwards we did some holiday shopping in the businesses up and down the main street. I really loved shopping in the Rhodes Pharmacy & Gift Shop who had beautiful items that I picked up for the holidays. There is also a toy store on the square and we picked up several Christmas gifts in there for the kids in our family.
Hummelstown Pennsylvania

Once we were done shopping, we headed down to the Soda Jerk Diner and had a great meal. For a diner, this place had delicious food that was affordably priced! They were busy but we didn't have to wait too long to be served. If diner food isn't your cup of tea, you'll find over 40+ eateries close by in Hershey.
Old Church in Hummelstown Pennsylvania

One of the things we loved about visiting this small town in America is that all of the people we came into contact with were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed walking down some of their streets and looking at various houses along the way. We walked by this one old church and I immediately fell in-love with it's charm. I've always enjoyed visiting and photographing old churches across America.
The Town Clock in Hummelstown Pennsylvania

Overall we had a great time visiting Hummelstown in Pennsylvania and definitely will be returning next year.

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