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Nov 11, 2019

Guide to Harrisburg & Hershey Museums

There’s no shortage of history in Hershey & Harrisburg. Discover the sweet story of Hershey’s Chocolate, walk the hallways of the Pennsylvania State Capitol, marvel at turn-of-the-century automobiles, and envision the Battle of Gettysburg as you walk in a soldier’s boots. While you’re here, stop at a few of our museums, rich with history and ready to inspire you. In this guide, you’ll find details on when to visit each museum and what to see while you’re there!
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Jan 31, 2019

One-Stop Shops: Activities & Dining Under One Roof

When your sightseeing is hindered by weather or you’re just sold on convenience, the Hershey Harrisburg Region has a few choice places that offer activities and delicious food all under one roof. Around Hershey The Hershey Story, Museum on Chocolate Ave. | The Pantry Café Take a sweet trip back in time to unwrap the life and legacy of Milton S.
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Oct 3, 2018

10 Amazing Statues & Monuments to Visit

From impressive military memorials made to resemble a war-torn building to bronze effigies of our region’s founding fathers, these 10 statues, monuments, and memorials are part history, part art.
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Aug 5, 2018

School Your Kids With These Fun Learning Opportunities

When you're a kid, the best part about summer is NO SCHOOL! With our interactive museums, fascinating history, and creative ways of blending education and fun, parents can get their little students back in a learning mindset, even if it's just for the day. Check out this semester’s schedule!
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May 31, 2018

Sweet Additions to Your Hersheypark Trip

Each year, millions of families follow the scent of chocolate to Hershey The Sweetest Place on Earth ® to visit our biggest attractions: Hersheypark ® and Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction. In and around the town of Hershey, there’s even more to explore. So delay the ride home for a few hours and stop over at one of these sweet places! Natural
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Mar 2, 2018

The Secret Recipe For A Fantastic Family Trip

  To create his signature chocolate bar, Milton S. Hershey combined milk, sugar, and cocoa, and the result was one of America’s favorite sweet treats. With the right recipe, you can whip up a sweet family getaway to Hershey that blends fun, learning, and out of the ordinary experiences into treasured family memories!
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Dec 31, 2017

Midtown Harrisburg: The City's Culture Cornerstone

Locals and seasoned visitors know about the eclectic culture vibes exuding from Midtown Harrisburg. From its independent businesses, craft breweries, and farm-fresh culinary creations, you’ll find nothing short of memorable and unique experiences each time you visit. Here’s a sample of what Midtown has to offer, with new and exciting businesses
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Nov 10, 2017

Harrisburg's Mansions Tell Its History

Situated on the bank of the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg, you'll find Harrisburg's historic mansions, which have stood the test of time tell the story of our region’s history. Learn about some of Harrisburg’s distinguished properties and the prominent Pennsylvanians they housed. John Harris - Simon Cameron Mansion Brief History of the John
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Sep 7, 2017

All Roads Lead to Hershey & Harrisburg

  They say you never forget your first car. Whether it was new or just new to you, wheels shiny or scuffed, it was your ride. And our love affair with the automobile doesn’t stop at the ones we own. We all have that “dream car.” The one that makes your head turn. The one that reminds you of Grandpa. The one that you’d fix up if you could. The Hershey Harrisburg Region plays host to car-lover events year-round, and one of these cars would make an excellent souvenir!  
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Aug 31, 2017

6 ½ Quirky Destinations in Hershey and Harrisburg

The Hershey Harrisburg Region is famous for a lot of things, but let’s talk about a few hidden gems that you won’t find in your average guide book. 1. The Pennsylvania National Fire Museum occupies an 1899 Victorian firehouse, full of remarkable artifacts, antique trucks, vintage helmets, and all the bells and whistles (and alarms) you want to
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