Heritage things to do in Hershey Harrisburg, Pa | Museums, historical landmarks, discovery trails | HHRVB Heritage things to do in Hershey Harrisburg, Pa | Museums, historical landmarks, discovery trails | HHRVB
Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau
17 South Second St, Harrisburg, PA 17101 877.727.8573 (Toll Free) 717.231.7788 (Local)

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Heritage & Museums

The Hershey Harrisburg region is rich with history, from museums and attractions to reenactments and exhibits all dedicated to showcasing Pennsylvania’s past. Check out stops on the Civil War Trails—there’s enough here to keep even the biggest history buff entertained.

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The State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North St., Harrisburg, PA 17120-0024
(717) 787-4980
www.statemuseumpa.org

You will find Pennsylvania's heritage from the Earth's beginnings to the present. Archaeological artifacts, decorative arts, fine art galle ...  Read more >

Fort Hunter Mansion and Park
5300 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17110-1718
(717) 599-5751
www.forthunter.org

Feel the presence of the past, connect to natural beauty at this 40 acres park along the scenic Susquehanna River.  Experience bygone days ...  Read more >

The National Civil War Museum
1 Lincoln Cir. at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA 17103
(717) 260-1861
www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org

The National Civil War Museum is one of the largest museums in the world dedicated solely to the American Civil war. The Museum seeks to tell the w ...  Read more >

Antique Automobile Club of America Museum
161 Museum Dr., Hershey, PA 17033-2462
(717) 566-7100
www.aacamuseum.org

Cruise through time from the 1890's to the 1980's with cars, buses, trucks, motorcycles and other memorabilia in unique period themed scene ...  Read more >


Steam Into History
2 West Main Street, New Freedom, PA 17349
(717) 942-2370
www.steamintohistory.com

Imagine, if you will...traveling back in time to 1863 and riding the ornate brass steam locomotive President Lincoln rode on his way to give the fa ...  Read more >

Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine
19th and Oak Streets, Ashland, PA 17921
(570) 875-3850
www.pioneertunnel.com

Tour a real anthracite coal mine in open coal cars pulled by a battery operated mine motor. Also, take a scenic ride on an old-fashioned stream loc ...  Read more >

Historical Society Of Dauphin County
219 S. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17104-1619
(717) 233-3462
www.dauphincountyhistory.org

The Historical Society of Dauphin County's Mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit, publish, and promote interest in the history of Dauphin Co ...  Read more >

Millersburg Ferry Boat Association
North St. and Rt 11/15 , South of Liverpool, PA, Millersburg, PA 17061
717-692-2442
www.millersburgferry.org

Nestled among the beautiful mountains of central Pennsylvania, is the historic town of Millersburg, home to the last known all wooden double stern ...  Read more >

Dauphin County Parks and Recreation
100 Fort Hunter Rd., Tavern House in Fort Hunter Park, Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 599-5188
www.dauphincounty.org/parks-recreation

Host to a diversity of natural, cultural and historic resources providing people of all ages and interests the opportunity to learn about and enjoy ...  Read more >

Pennsylvania National Fire Museum
1820 N. Fourth St., Harrisburg, PA 17102-1501
(717) 232-8915
www.pnfm.org

The Fire Museum is a restored 1899, two story Victorian Fire House. As visitors enter, they are taken back to the Hand and Horse Drawn Era of firef ...  Read more >