Overall, Hummelstown is a cute little township, and it is considered one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania.


Welcome to Hummelstown

Charming and old-fashioned bedroom community is a quintessential American small town.
The historic borough of Hummelstown, in Dauphin County, has that charming postcard quality making it feel a little like a blast from the past. This quintessential American small town combines streets lined with local shops, cute cafés, and unique attractions to create a special old-fashioned air. With only about 4,000+ residents, Hummelstown is primarily known as a bedroom community but still retains a tight-knit sense of community spirit.
Hummelstown is an enjoyable place to live with a bustling downtown district and dozens of active clubs and organizations. Even though Hummelstown feels like it's worlds apart from some of the surrounding cities, it's still conveniently close to places like the resort and tourist town Hershey, which is full of world-class attractions and entertainment like the chocolate theme park Hersheypark.

What to Love

 • Busy downtown district
 • Picturesque setting
 • Walkable and pedestrian-friendly
 • Close to Hershey
 • Quintessential small town

People & Lifestyle

Hummelstown is mostly a commuter town, or bedroom community, with many residents working in Hershey or Harrisburg. Because of its quaint charms and idyllic setting, Hummelstown is generally more appealing as a place to live for families and those who prefer a slower-paced lifestyle without the urban congestion often found in large metropolitan areas. It's classic small-town America with all the trappings and charms, including independently-owned stores, mom-and-pop cafes, and a generally convivial atmosphere.
That said, there are still plenty of things to do in this borough, with active clubs and organizations hosting regular social outings and gatherings from youth sports to events. The town is an excellent place for children to grow up, with a solid school district and quiet neighborhoods. The Hummelstown Area Historical Society has created a museum and library for artifacts and exhibits exploring the area's fascinating historical legacy. Overall, Hummelstown is a cute little township, and it is considered one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Hummelstown is home to many cute shops and cafés. Little Essie Mae's Sweet Shoppe is a locally-owned pastry shop serving coffee and homemade sweets, such as bread, breakfast pastries, and savory items. Hummelstown is also known for The Warwick Hotel, a historical landmark that has been transformed into a tavern. Today the Warwick hosts daily luncheons featuring signature dishes made from homegrown ingredients. The desserts are made at Little Essie Mae's Sweet Shoppe next door.
Roxy's Chatterbox Café, named for the original Chatterbox Restaurant, is housed inside a charming pink Victorian home. There are several rooms inside, each with a different theme, including an English tea room and a French cafe setup. The craft brewery Rubber Soul Brewing Co. resides in the heart of Hummelstown. Enjoy beer, food, cocktails, and a relaxed vibe at this fantastic location.
Outdoorsy types and hunters are regulars at Pnuma Outdoors, an outdoor clothing and equipment shop selling innovative apparel and gear designed to outlast and outperform others. 

Things to Do

Unleash your explorer at the Indian Echo Caverns. These caverns are your chance to see Hummelstown from below. Guided tours through this natural geologic attraction allow guests to learn about the history of the caves, including the first inhabitants while marveling at rock formations millions of years in the making.
After a long day shopping on the quaint streets of Hummelstown, unwind with a glass of award-winning wine from the Cassel Vineyards of Hershey. Perched on 135 acres of farmland, the Cassel family has cultivated their homestead across five generations. Cassel creates red and white estate wines from homegrown grapes, in addition to port, dessert, and fruit wines. Plus, the vineyard's picturesque setting is beautiful to look at, with roaming peacocks and horses milling throughout the farm.


Hummelstown is served by the Lower Dauphin School District.

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