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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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 >

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 >

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 >


Pride of the Susquehanna - Riverboat
City Island, Harrisburg, PA 17101
717-234-6500
www.HarrisburgRiverboat.com

  "Come join us on one of the last remaining paddle-wheel riverboats in America" The Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat is a ...  Read more >

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

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

LancasterHistory.org Lancaster County's Historical Society & President James Buchanan's Wheatland
230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 392-4633
www.lancasterhistory.org

Learn about Lancaster County and its connection to the nation as you explore our 10 acre Campus of History. Tour 15th US President James Buchanan&# ...  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 >

Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society
40 Northeast Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
717-520-0748
www.hersheyhistory.org

Experience the history of Hershey and Derry Township, PA by visiting our museum that showcases artifacts from our earliest settlers and the town of ...  Read more >