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17 South Second St, Harrisburg, PA 17101 877.727.8573 (Toll Free) 717.231.7788 (Local)
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Harrisburg By Segway

Take a Segway tour and discover how beautiful downtown Harrisburg really is. Ride through some of Harrisburg's most popular destinations with an experienced guide. Learn More

Saturday's Market

The largest farmers and flea market in PA, SATURDAY’S MARKET! 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

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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 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 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 >


PA State Police Museum
187 E. Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
(717) 534-0565
www.psp-hemc.org

It is the mission of the PSP-HEMC to preserve and interpret the rich history and heritage of the Pennsylvania State Police, and to provide a lastin ...  Read more >

Harrisburg Tours, Talks and Walks
17 S. Second St., Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 770-0235
www.harrisburgtours.com

Experience the full story of William Penn, John Harris, Simon Cameron and many more with my exclusive historical WINDSHIELD TOUR tailor made for yo ...  Read more >

Little Buffalo Historic District
Route 34, Newport, PA 17074
(717) 567-9255
www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/Parks/littlebuffalo.aspx

The Little Buffalo Historic District is located within Little Buffalo State Park and contains historic sites and buildings including Shoaff's M ...  Read more >

Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum
111 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 339-1300
www.seminaryridgemuseum.org

New in 2013. Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum is a short drive from Hershey/Harrisburg attractions and events. Museum focuses on 1st Day of Battle, ...  Read more >

Civil War Flag Conservation Facility
Tenth and Market Streets, Harrisburg, PA 17101
717-783-6484
cpc.state.pa.us/cpcweb/web/guest/flag-tours

Pennsylvania gave a unique type of flag to each of its regiments. It was a basic U.S. Stars and Stripes design but with the Pennsylvania coat-of-ar ...  Read more >