The best way to get to know a place is through its culture. On your next visit to the Hershey Harrisburg Region, browse our art galleries to learn more about what makes us the destination we are, take a behind the scenes tour of a historical landmark, and experience and taste an area of Harrisburg city that’s in the midst of a renaissance. We guarantee you’ll learn a few new things about us.
Art is for everyone in Harrisburg, home to exquisite art venues that illustrate our culture and history. You’ll find everything from world-class art museums like Susquehanna Art Museum exhibiting such talents as photographer, Ansel Adams, and painter, Neil Anderson, to down-to-earth galleries/studios of local artisans like The Millworks and music-art combos like the Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center. Get a dose of culture, art, and history at the Art Association of Harrisburg located in the beautiful and historic Governor Findlay Mansion, or the gorgeous State Museum of Pennsylvania, where you’ll find a gallery of contemporary works and historical art intermixed throughout three floors of fascinating state-themed exhibits.
Pull back the curtains of the Hershey Theatre to reveal its rich history as “The Most Impressive Theatre in Pennsylvania.” The theatre’s resident experts take visitors on weekly Spotlight Tours, behind the scenes explorations of this 1930s gem of architecture, décor, and history. In recent years it has undergone a fantastic restoration from balcony to basement, and just how the historic $3 million project was accomplished is an exciting story in itself!
Midtown Harrisburg is teeming with art, music, and culture and is a must-see for those who appreciate the unique getaway experiences. Get a taste of the region at the Broad Street Market, the nation’s oldest continuously operated farmers market in the country, which features farm-fresh produce alongside scrumptious on-the-go dining options. Check out the Midtown Scholar Bookstore & Café, a culture anchor in Midtown with its 200,000 treasured texts and intimate music, poetry reading, and book talk stage. Spending just a few hours in this historical, yet hip part of town will show you a new side of Harrisburg!