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Harrisburg City Island

  • City Island Harrisburg, PA 17101
  • (717) 255-3020

63-acre Susquehanna River jewel and major tourism and recreational destination containing archeological treasures of the Susquehannocks and Iroquois tribes which established seasonal settlements here. The island during the Civil War was a stopping off-point for Union soldiers who crossed over it by way of the Camelback Bridge to defend Harrisburg from the threat of invasion by Gen. Robert E. Lees forces. The Island would also be the site of Camp Keystone in 1865 which accommodated overflow of returning soldiers to Camp Curtin just north of Harrisburg. Now home to Commerce Bank Park Stadium, Riverside Village, Harbourtown, Skyline Sports Complex, Carriage House, Harrisburg Paddlewheel Riverboat, miniature golf, three boat marinas, and the City Island Railroad.