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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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 >

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 >

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 >


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 >

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 >

Union Canal Tunnel Park
North 25th Street, Lebanon, PA 17046
(717) 272-1473

The Tunnel was designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark on 1970and received its recognition as a National Landmark in 1994. Open d ...  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 >

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 >