• 717-235-2337, Fax 235-0281
  • Monday-Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • 49 East High Street, New Freedom, PA

About

Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Ten years ago, as a family, we made the decision to share our passion of horseback riding with others. We started our business with 5 horses and 3 saddles and the hopes and dreams that accompany any newly established business. We were nervous, but eager to provide families with life long memories and opportunities to ride horses that they may not otherwise have. We invested our savings, and Confederate Trails of Gettysburg was born. Since then, we have been able to grow and expand our family business. Not only do we offer horseback rides, but horse drawn carriage rides as well. We are very proud of our company and want to continue to give back to our hometown communities. By expanding and bringing a new activity to New Freedom, we will not only be helping with the local tax burden, but also helping the Borough grow. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has taken a great toll on many resources, ours included. Due to the situational strain that we are currently experiencing, we are unable to pursue horseback riding in the New Freedom area at this time. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the people of New Freedom and the Borough. We thank you very much for your time and patience with this endeavor.
Sincerely,
The Stephens Family


 

Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick.

 


 

Special Announcement :

THE BOROUGH OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

THE OFFICE IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS,
MONDAY - FRIDAY 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
VIA EMAIL (NFBORO@NFDC.NET)
PHONE (717) 235-2337                FAX (717) 235-0281

PERMIT APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE RACK TO YOUR LEFT.

IF YOU DESIRE A PERMIT, COMPLETE THE APPLICATION AND PLACE IN THE DROP BOX.

PLACE ALL UTILITY PAYMENTS IN THE DROP BOX.

CALL (717) 235-2337 WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS

Thank you for your patience!
New Freedom Borough



Friday, March 13, The New Freedom Community Center will be closed at 3:00 p.m. and all events will be cancelled until further notice. This is a precautionary measure. We will re-open as soon as possible. Feel free to call if you have any questions regarding this.

Meals on Wheels for the Seniors will still be delivered and there will be brown bag lunches available for the seniors to come pick up between the hours of 9:30 and 11:00 am.

 


 

Updated Penn Waste notice effective March 30th

 


 

Spring limb pickup is POSTPONED, will be rescheduled on dates to be determined later.

 


 

Below are the numbers for service for Electric, natural gas and telephone. The
Borough is a customer for these services, same as you are, we call for service.
Met Ed (electric) 888-544-4877
Columbia gas (natural gas) 888-460-4332
Verizon (telephone) 800-837-4966

 

New Freedom Borough is located in the southern portion of York County, Pennsylvania. The Borough borders Maryland and is part of the famous Mason-Dixon line. New Freedom was incorporated in 1873 and originally named "Freedom" for the Free family. Since there was another town already in existence with this name, "New Freedom" was chosen as the official name.

People of German, English, and Scotch-Irish descent settled the area. The rich, fertile soil provided a comfortable living for farming and agricultural opportunities. During the twentieth century, New Freedom was the home of a canning factory, an insulator factory and a veneer plant.
The railroad was a primary factor for early growth of the town. The rail service established a vital means of commerce and transportation until Hurricane Agnes in 1972 destroyed much of the rail line and bridges in York County. The railroad path has since become a part of the Rail Trail of the York County Park System. The Rail Trail provides safe space to jog, bike, and walk.

Located 30 miles North of Baltimore, Maryland and 38 miles South of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania the town is changing from an area of commerce and minor industry to a suburbanized community.