History & Heritage in Harrisburg PA

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  • East Main and South Market Streets, In Concrete Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
    Mechanicsburg was the northernmost town to surrender formally to the Confederacy or face bombardment.
  • CALDER TO MACLAY, FRONT, NORTH 2ND AND 3RD STREETS Harrisburg, PA 17110
    717-233-4646
    The area was developed when Harrisburg was "booming" at the turn of the 20th century, although some of the buildings date as far back as 1885 and as recently as 1930. Found within the orginal...
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  • 400 Saint Johns Church Rd. Camp Hill, PA 17011-5735
    717-737-6492
    Die Frieden Kirche or Peace Church was begun by a group of German farmers who worshipped in their homes. The Reverend Anthony Hautz officially organized the congregation in 1793. In 1797 a small...
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  • 3rd St Harrisburg, PA 17120-0001
    717-787-6810
    Designated a National Historic Landmark, Pennsylvania's State Capitol was designated to be a Palace of Art. Located in the heart of Harrisburg, guided tours of the capitol are offered seven days a...
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  • 18th and Walnut Streets Harrisburg, PA 17111
    717-255-3020
    Built in 1872, this 85-acre park hosts many year-round activities. Visitors enjoy art galleries, a summer concert series, and a Civil War Museum.
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  • Paxton St. South Harrisburg, PA 17102
    717-233-4646
    The Shipoke Historic District runs along the Susquehanna River and is the oldest residential district in Harrisburg.
  • Commonwealth Avenue and State Street Harrisburg, PA 17101
    Located behind the Capitol is the state's Medal of Honor Memorial, Soldiers Grove. This memorial lists the names of each recipient, including those from the Civil War. A historical marker here also...
  • 300 North St. Harrisburg, PA 17120-0101
    717-787-4980
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  • 4 Strawberry Alley Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this two-story building was built in 1863 and is situated beside the old Cumberland Valley Railroad Station. The Mechanicsburg Museum Association...
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  • Market St. and Third St. intersection Harrisburg, PA 17101
    One of Harrisburg's most famous African Americans, a leader in education, journalism, military recruitment, diplomacy and the practice of law.
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