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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 Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue

Interactive museum with more than 150 years of history that Milton S. Hershey developed, built and the legacy he left behind. Learn More

U.S. Army Heritage And Education Center

With thousands of stories and artifacts, AHEC tells the history of our veterans through exhibits, research facilities and the Army Heritage Trail. Learn More

John Harris - Simon Cameron Mansion

Harrisburg's History on display! Tours available. 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 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 >

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 >

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 >


Pennsylvania State Capitol - Tour Guide Office
3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0001
(717) 787-6810
www.pacapitol.com

Designated a National Historic Landmark, Pennsylvania's State Capitol was designated to be a Palace of Art. Located in the heart of Harrisburg, ...  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 >

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 >

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 >