About Us

We, the husband and wife team of Ellen Hughes and George Thompson, moved from Fairbanks, Alaska to Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1989 to pursue our dream of opening an antique store. Collectors since childhood, we began our part-time antique business by exhibiting at numerous antique shows and malls. As our inventory and breadth of knowledge grew, we purchased a large commercial building in the historic district of downtown Carlisle.  The broad selection of furniture styles and time periods that we offer is a direct result of our own eclectic tastes and the desire to own items which are both unique and wonderful. Since opening in 1991, we have been committed to providing the finest and largest selection of 1800′s – 1920′s  furniture in south central Pa.

Emphasis on education has always been an important factor at Antiques on Hanover Street. We believe in sharing our knowledge and expertise to better assist our customers in choosing that one perfect piece of furniture or to refine a growing collection. We have been featured in several regional magazines and have won awards for our business practices and customer appreciation.

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As the internet grew, we decided to embrace its possibilities and launched our original website in 1998. We were committed to providing a comprehensive online catalog which has proven to be our strongest selling asset. Currently, over 85% of our sales are completed via the web. Around the 1st of every month we add 25-45 New Arrivals to our website. Over the years, we have developed a loyal following of customers who have signed up for our monthly Newsletter announcing our New Arrivals. We hope you will consider to do so as well and look forward to serving you.

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17 North Hanover Street
Carlisle, PA 17013


Saturdays 10-5

We gladly accept appointments for all other days and times.

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