Fun Facts About Hershey & Harrisburg, PA | Trivia and interesting facts | HHRVB
Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau
17 South Second St, Harrisburg, PA 17101 877.727.8573 (Toll Free) 717.231.7788 (Local)


The National Civil War Museum

One of the largest museums in the world dedicated solely to the American Civil war. The Museum seeks to tell the whole story of this most troubled chapter in American history. Learn More

Amtrak Keystone Service

Offering daily service to Pittsburgh, New York and Philadelphia with several stops in-between. Learn More

Go North!

Nestled along the Susquehanna River, the cozy community of Millersburg offers visitors a true taste of hometown nostalgia. Enjoy some shopping, dining and ferry boat cruising! Learn More

About the Region

Hersheypark Boardwalk added in 2007

Fun Facts

  • 2012 marks the 200th anniversary of Harrisburg as the state capital of Pennsylvania.
  • The Appalachian Trail curves throughout the Hershey Harrisburg region; its halfway point is located in nearby Pine Grove Furnace.
  • In 2007, HERSHEYPARK® celebrated its 100th Anniversary and opened a new Boardwalk attraction that features more than four acres of water play experiences.
  • Upon viewing the Harrisburg Capitol building in 1906, President Teddy Roosevelt described it as “the handsomest building I ever saw.”
  • More than 100,000 people take a free tour of the Harrisburg Capitol Building every year.
  • The Hoverter & Sholl Box Huckleberry Natural Area near New Bloomfield, Perry County, is home to 1,300-year-old box huckleberry. 
  • Harrisburg’s Riverfront Park is considered to be the most scenic inland waterfront in the nation.
  • The National Civil War Museum®, Harrisburg, is the nation’s largest museum portraying the entire Civil War, from beginning to end, without bias to Union or Confederate causes.
  • Before he made it big with chocolate, Milton Hershey had a successful caramel candy-making company.
  • The streetlights in Hershey are shaped like the famous HERSHEY®’S KISSES.
  • More than 80 million HERSHEY®’S KISSES are made every day at chocolate factories in Hershey, California, and Virginia.
  • Towns throughout the Hershey Harrisburg region host their own New Year’s Eve “drop” celebrations. Harrisburg drops a strawberry in honor of its Strawberry Square shopping area; Hershey drops a HERSHEY®’S KISS!
  • The Hershey Country Club hosted the PGA Championship in 1940 and the LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Tournament for almost 20 years.
  • In 2006, the Hershey Bears hockey team won the coveted Calder Cup.
  • The Hershey Harrisburg region is home to more than a dozen covered bridges, many of which are located in picturesque Perry County.