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  • Market St. Harrisburg, PA 17101
    The Chesters were one of the leading African American families in 19th century Harrisburg. George Chester [d. October 17, 1859) operated a restaurant with his wife Jane Marie [d. March 19, 1884) at...
  • 3rd and Division Sts. Harrisburg, PA 17101
    Erected in 1869 by the citizens of Dauphin County as a tribute to the more than 33,000 men from the county who served during the Civil War. Originally the obelisk stood at the intersection of...
  • Eighth St. and Ohio Ave. Lemoyne, PA 17043
    Small outpost built in June 1863 to oppose an expected attack on Harrisburg by Confederate troops. This site was then known as Hummel's Heights. Fort Couch, named for General D.N. Couch, recieved...
  • 5300 N. Front St. Harrisburg, PA 17110
    717-599-5751
    Spectacularly situated on a bluff overlooking the Susquehanna River and the Blue Mountain Range, this 40 acre park invites visitors to relax and explore Pennsylvania history. Professionally guided...
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  • Third Street Harrisburg, PA 17120-0001
    Harrisburg, capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is the largest city on the main course of the Susquehanna River, a river to which the city's identity is inherently linked. Trademarked by...
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  • 13th and Liberty Streets Harrisburg, PA 17101
    717-234-8661
    View the graves of John Geary and Joseph Knipe. Established in 1845 as a burial ground, the 350-acre cemetery is the oldest and largest in Harrisburg. Among the 30,000+ interred are well known...
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  • Harrisburg, PA 17101
    Harrisburg Cemetery holds the remains of many famous Pennsylvanians including those who contributed to the Union's military and anti-slavery efforts before and during the Civil War.
  • Riverfront Park, At Washington Street, In Grass Harrisburg, PA 17101
    In response to the absence of Black troops at the Grand Review for Union Armies in Washington, DC, black veterans held a parade in Harrisburg, with Thomas Morris Chester, Harrisburg's most...
  • Market Sq., 2nd and Market Streets Harrisburg, PA 17101
    The Jones House was a four-story brick hotel that occupied the southeastern corner of Market Square. It was the premier hotel of Harrisburg during the Civil War. Lincoln briefly stayed at the...
  • Booser Ave. and 30th St. Penbrook, PA 17103
    Wesley Union Church was organized in 1816, with its first building at Third and Mulberry Streets. Wesley Union A.M.E. Zion Church at 2219 North Fifth Street is the successor to the original church....
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