The Commonwealth's Capital City
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is home to a long and proud history as the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Dating back to the 1600s, Harrisburg has been an important city and is now home to some of the finest attractions and destinations not just in Pennsylvania, but in the United States. From historic landmarks to protected parks and more, no visit to Harrisburg is complete without experiencing the rich history of the city. Though the city is rich with iconic destinations both old and new, we have selected a few of our favorite attractions to help start your adventure when you stay at the best choice in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania hotels.
Attractions in Harrisburg
Pennsylvania State Capitol
Completed in the early 1900s, the Pennsylvania State Capitol was envisioned as a "Palace of Art" by architect Joseph Huston. A priceless icon of both Harrisburg and Pennsylvania, the capitol remains a hub of democracy. Guided tours are sure to please any visitor, as are any of the events hosted throughout the year at the capitol.
National Civil War Museum
The National Civil War Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliated Museum dedicated to providing a balanced portrayal of the entire American Civil War. The museum attracts over 40,000 visitors annually and offers an expansive program of exhibits, lectures, programs and more.
Home to countless species of flora and fauna, Wildwood Park sits on the edge of Harrisburg and is an ideal place for both solo and family travelers. Explore the trails and snap photographs, or attend one of the park's programs or special events to learn more about Harrisburg's natural environment.
Fort Hunter Mansion & Park
Situated on a bluff over the Susquehanna River, Fort Hunter Mansion and Park embodies the rich history of Pennsylvania. A former war fort, the property has also been a hub for commerce and a private estate. Now open to the public, Fort Hunter Mansion is a beautiful and educational venue favored by locals and visitors alike.
State Museum of Pennsylvania
From regional wildlife and ancient dinosaurs to Civil War artifacts, classic cars and more, the State Museum of Pennsylvania is home to a broad collection of outstanding artifacts and tremendous exhibits. With a calendar full of events, exciting groups and terrific exhibits, there is always something going on at the museum.
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