Warehime-Myers Mansion

About the Mansion


The 1913 neo-classical building is the showpiece of the Society and is considered one of Hanover’s cultural treasures. Located in the Hanover Historic District, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Mansion is open for historic tours from April through early November and during December – early January for our fabulous Christmas Tree Tours.

The Myers Mansion was built over a period of three years, beginning in 1911, as the residence of Clinton N. Myers of the Hanover Shoe Company. The lookalike Sheppard Mansion on Frederick Street, still owned by the Sheppard family, was a bed and breakfast but is now closed. Both the Myers’ and Sheppards’ residences were designed in the Greek Revival style by Herman Miller, an architect from Philadelphia.

J. William Warehime generously donated the Warehime-Myers Mansion, its contents and the grounds to the Hanover Area Historical Society along with an endowment for the conservation of the properties. Mr. Warehime grew up across the street from the Myers Mansion and had long admired the neo-classical structure. The mansion remained in the Myers family until 1997 when Mr. Warehime purchased it from Molly Powl Myers, a granddaughter, who lived in Montana.

When the property was purchased, most of the Myers’ furniture had been removed, but Mr. Warehime was able to secure several select pieces of furniture at auction. These pieces of furniture, along with his superb collection, are part of Warehime’s gift.

Mr. Warehime added the fountain, gazebo and lions to the grounds. The bowling alley in the basement is still intact, as are the intricately Greek Key design borders in the oak floors throughout the mansion. Very little in the structure has changed over the years and it is in excellent condition. The Society is delighted to be the recipient of Mr. Warehime’s generosity and community-mindedness in seeing that this important piece of Hanover history will be preserved.

Mansion & Grounds Available for Rental

Touring the Mansion

Tours of the Warehime-Myers Mansion (first and second floor rooms only) are given 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Saturdays (last tour begins at 2:30 p.m. both days) or by appointment. (Saturday tours may be cancelled due to rental events; this will be posted on our signs and/or on the website.) Photographs, large bags, pens or markers are not permitted. Food, drinks and chewing gum are not allowed.

Tour fees are as follows:

  • Free for HAHS members and children 12 and under
  • Adult non-members $12.00
  • Seniors (over 60) $10.00
  • Students, Military (with ID) $10.00
  • Families $15.00 (Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.)
  • Groups of 10 or more $8.00 per individual

Mansion Parking, Accessibility, Restrooms


  • The Warehime-Myers Mansion parking lot is on the east side of Doss Alley just off Hanover Street. During concerts and events, visitors are allowed to park at the far end of the lawn off Doss Alley (weather permitting).
  • Handicap Parking:  There is limited handicap parking next to the Carriage House (Museum).
  • Bus Parking: Parking spots are available for two buses on the right side of the parking lot. Passengers should be let off in the rear parking area only.

Wheelchair Access: A wheelchair access ramp is located on the right hand side of the Warehime-Myers Mansion. It can be reached from the front of the building or the Doss Alley parking lot.

Access to the second floor: There is an elevator located just off the kitchen.

Restrooms: Public restrooms are available on the first and second floors. The first floor restroom is to the right of the central staircase, and the second floor restroom is at the top of the central staircase down the main hallway, near the elevator.  The handicap restroom is located on the ground floor and can be reached by way of an elevator in the Mansion’s 1950’s kitchen. There is a handicapped accessible restroom in the Carriage House for outdoor events and the Museum.