History & Heritage in Harrisburg PA

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  • Area Around Cumberland St. Lemoyne, PA 17043
    Fort Washington was built in mid-June 1863 and occupied primarily by New York State Militia during the Gettysburg campaign. The earth embankments were started by volunteer citizens and African...
  • 13th and Liberty streets Harrisburg, PA 17103
    717-234-8661
    John White Geary (1819-1873) was a man of many jobs from coast to coast including military service as colonel in the Mexican War, postmaster of California, first mayor of San Francisco, Territorial...
  • 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.
  • PO Box 3702 Harrisburg, PA 17105
    The Harrisburg Civil War Round Table was organized and established in 1959. Over that time period, the interest of the general public in the Civil War has ebbed and flowed. In contrast, the...
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  • 1483 Maplewood Dr. New Cumberland, PA 17070-2217
    717-770-2031
    Harrisburg tours.
  • 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...
  • 4th & Chestnut Streets, Harrisburg Train Station Harrisburg, PA 17101
    Harrisburg became the gateway for the convergence of Pennsylvania recruits and enlistees. Serviced by four railroads, the Pennsylvania Canal and the Susquehanna River, much of the materials and...
  • West Allen Street Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
    Downtown Mechanicsburg is truly the primary local and regional destination for a diverse mixture of residents, businesses, tourists and shoppers seeking a lively, inviting alternative downtown to...
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