Hershey Harrisburg Blog

Tag - arts and history

Nov 16, 2017

Christmas at the Capitol

If you haven’t had the chance to see the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building, Christmas is a wonderful time to visit! In the already beautiful Capitol Rotunda, you’ll find a towering tree and holiday decorations inside and out. It’s like our own little Rockefeller Center Christmas celebration. The Tree The centerpiece of Christmas at the
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Nov 10, 2017

Harrisburg's Mansions Tell Its History

Situated on the bank of the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg, you'll find Harrisburg's historic mansions, which have stood the test of time tell the story of our region’s history. Learn about some of Harrisburg’s distinguished properties and the prominent Pennsylvanians they housed. John Harris - Simon Cameron Mansion Brief History Have you ever
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Sep 27, 2017

Surround Yourself in History

You don’t have to be a historian to be fascinated by America’s military past. From the tattered buttons and bayonets of the Civil War to breathtaking photography and first-hand accounts of the War on Terror, we can all learn about our nation’s military history in appreciation of our troops who’ve served bravely. What you might not realize is the
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Aug 31, 2017

6 ½ Quirky Destinations in Hershey and Harrisburg

The Hershey Harrisburg Region is famous for a lot of things, but let’s talk about a few hidden gems that you won’t find in your average guide book. 1. The Pennsylvania National Fire Museum occupies an 1899 Victorian firehouse, full of remarkable artifacts, antique trucks, vintage helmets, and all the bells and whistles (and alarms) you want to
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Feb 6, 2017

Date Night in Hershey Harrisburg

It doesn’t have to be February to go on a date. And our posting this has nothing to do with a certain holiday. So whenever you want a date in the Hershey Harrisburg Region, we've got you covered. We don't have anything against chain restaurants. But let's agree that they can sometimes lack the kind of setting and character that can really make for
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Feb 6, 2017

Winter in Hershey Harrisburg

Winter in Hershey isn’t quite the sleepy town you may picture it to be. Yes, the rollercoasters are hibernating and the carousel horses are taking a rest. But the town is still alive with many winter-friendly activities worth a weekend getaway. Let’s start with a warning about bears. Not the kind you see in the woods, but the kind that are
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Jan 4, 2017

Engaging Education in the Region

When you’re looking for indoor fun this winter season, consider these museums and attractions. These places aren’t simply areas where you walk through and look at photos. Instead, each place is immersive and hands-on. Your family will love learning through these unique and engaging opportunities found in the Hershey Harrisburg Region. At a place
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Nov 18, 2016

Holiday Films at Midtown Cinema

While you’ll find the usual suspects at this independent film cinema (popcorn, candy), you’ll also find a few other snacks that are less common. Like cappuccinos and ice cream. You can even bring in a beer from the brewery next-door . Nestled on the corner of Riley and 3rd streets, Midtown Cinema provides an inviting atmosphere to bring the family,
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Oct 26, 2016

Honoring Our Veterans

On the first anniversary of World War I in 1919, President Woodrow Wilson marked November 11 as Armistice Day: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory." Armistice Day continued through 1954, when Veteran’s Day
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Apr 15, 2016

Rainy Day Fun in Hershey & Harrisburg

So you’ve planned a spectacular getaway, but it looks like rain is in the forecast! You might be asking yourself: What are the rainy day activities in the Hershey Harrisburg Region? Thankfully we have plenty of indoor activities that’ll make you and the family see rainbows instead of cloudy skies. Try out one of these "Plan B" itineraries, packed
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