Make the cozy town of Hamburg, PA your next destination. When you stroll our streets the warmth and traditional feel of Hamburg will fill you with nostalgia and make you homesick for a bygone era of yesteryear. It is easy to spend a day or a weekend exploring the area.
Hamburg’s downtown business district is a nationally designated historic district. While strolling the safe and clean streets, one will find unique treasures in our many shops that sell items from the past including antiques, vintage, primitives, collectibles, and even estate jewelry. If you are looking for items with a local flair, visit the Art and Craft Gallery of Hamburg where you will find handmade art and crafts from over 40 regional artisans. They offer a sampling of handcrafted jewelry, pottery, glassware, woven baskets, woodturnings, textiles and photography. Paintings include oils, pastels, water colors and acrylics. The Gallery offers a diversity of art for a diversity of lifestyles, all at affordable prices! Another must-visit shop is The Lazy Dog Vintage Market which also sells handmade crafts and repurposed items from approximately 80 vendors. A sprinkling of other boutiques within Hamburg’s downtown business district will complete your visit.
Whatever your appetite or dining atmosphere preference, you’ll find the perfect place to eat and be merry in Hamburg. Start your day with a tasty breakfast at our downtown cafe or gourmet coffee shop and savor a quick bite for lunch at one of our independently owned eateries. For a mid-afternoon drink, stop by our craft brew pub or enjoy a refreshing fountain soda or milk shake at our nostalgic drugstore soda fountain. Finish your day relaxing over a delicious dinner and cocktail at one of our family owned eateries, or drive a short distance to visit your favorite chain.
For entertainment, visitors can catch a movie at the historic Hamburg Strand, a one-screen theatre that dates back to 1920. Hamburg also is home to the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum that features vintage railroad cars, locomotives, photographs, and artifacts from the original Reading Railroad; the museum is currently open daily Saturdays and Sundays. Visitors can also opt to jump on a local wine trail or the Hex Barn Art Tour that offers stops in the Hamburg area.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Hamburg is one of Pennsylvania’s most scenic destinations. It is considered a masterpiece of nature’s beauty! The town was the first community in the state of Pennsylvania to be named a National Wildlife Habitat Community by the National Wildlife Federation. The Hamburg area boasts miles and miles of hiking and biking trails including access to the famous Appalachian Trail and the Schuylkill River Trail. There are more than 12,000 acres of state forests and game lands which are home to deer, turkey and bear. With the Schuylkill River running parallel to the town’s border, there are plenty of water related recreational opportunities as well.
Hamburg offers something for everyone. So, grab your calendars and plan a day or weekend trip to visit. Let your journey begin! We look forward to meeting you!
For more information on a trip to Hamburg, PA, call the Our Town Foundation at (610) 562-3106 or stop by the Welcome Center at 320 State Street in downtown. Maps, town information, and local brochures are available.