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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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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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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >


Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitors Center
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 338-1243
www.gettysburgfoundation.org

Start your visit to Gettysburg at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. There you will find the Gettysburg Museum of ...  Read more >

Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue
63 W. Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1502
(717) 534-8939
www.HersheyStory.org

How did Milton Hershey go from bankruptcy to brilliance, transforming chocolate from a luxury to an everyday treat? How did he invent a community? ...  Read more >

The Elegance At Hershey
501 West Governor Road, Hershey, PA 17033
717-534-1910
www.TheEleganceAtHershey.com

The Elegance at Hershey is a family-friendly weekend of charity antique and vintage car events at The Hotel Hershey®, aimed at preserving the r ...  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 >

John Harris - Simon Cameron Mansion
219 S. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17104-1619
(717) 233-3462
www.dauphincountyhistory.org

The historical society, located on Front Street in Harrisburg, operates the John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion and the Alexander Research Library an ...  Read more >