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TripAdvisor® Gives Top Rank to National Civil War Museum in PA’s HHR

Published: Oct 10, 2012

Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau (HHRVB) partner The National Civil War Museum announced in October it received the rank of the #1 Attraction in the Harrisburg on the TripAdvisor® travel site. This prestigious ranking is achieved with consistently outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

“The museum is honored to be so well received by a national and international audience,” said Wayne Motts, the museum’s new CEO since March 2012. “It is indeed satisfying, knowing the museum continues to provide the highest quality educational experience to a wide ranging and diverse group of attendees.”

As the recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Motts assured supporters of the museum that he and the staff will continue to strive to be the top museum and attraction in Harrisburg among the 17 attractions that travelers on the site have recommended in Pennsylvania’s Capitol City.

“We have long realized how fortunate this area is to have this amazing museum facility with the highly qualified staff of professionals who bring the story of the Civil War to life in a truly unique way,” said Mary Smith, HHRVB President. “The museum is a major asset for the visitors bureau because we can promote it as a destination for leisure travelers, as a group-friendly venue for school trips and military reunions, and as an event space for meeting and event planners.”

According to tourism officials, the ranking is perfectly timed for PA Civil War 150, commemorating the Civil War in 2013. HHRVB anticipates an onslaught of Civil War enthusiasts and history buffs coming to visit Gettysburg and the surrounding areas with sites, museums, and attractions related to the Civil War.

“This entire region of Pennsylvania owns a significant portion of the historical war from the battlefields in nearby Gettysburg to the site of Camp Curtain in Harrisburg where more military units were organized than any other Northern camp in the war,” said Smith. “The state’s new Civil War Trail does an excellent job of connecting those stories and human experiences throughout the communities surrounding Gettysburg.”  

The Hershey Harrisburg Region provides seven historical stops on Pennsylvania’s Civil War Trail and those looking for additional Civil War trip ideas can find the Civil War Trails & Beyond Roadtrip entitled “Follow me to 1863” on Pennsylvania’s state tourism Web site www.VisitPA.com

Author: Rick Dunlap

Public Relations Director
Visit Hershey & Harrisburg
3211 North Front Street, Suite 301 A, Harrisburg, PA 17110