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Harrisburg began as a ferry stop and trading post, run by John Harris Sr., and colloquially known as Harris Ferry. Briefly renamed Louisbourg after Louis XVI of France, the town’s founder (and son of John Harris Sr.) John Harris Jr. insisted the town be renamed after his father, the first white settler in the region—and so, Harrisburg was founded.
Pennsylvania State Capitol: Beautiful architecture throughout! Don’t miss this! Photos do not capture the reality! The details are incredible. The State Capitol Building is open for tours Monday thru Friday and it’s free of charge. There’s a nice restaurant on grounds. Lots of history inside that building. You can easily spend 3 hours there. The building itself is ornate and spectacular. The artwork and the architecture are breathtaking. The building was completed in 1906, designated U.S Historic Landmark 02/13/2013. Tours are given and it is family friendly.
State Museum of Pennsylvania: This museum has an interesting mix of science and history. The museum has an impressive collection of Indian artifacts. Everything from simple scrappers to ornate hand carved jewelry. The skill these people had with the use of stone is hard to believe sometimes, very impressive. There is something for everyone, from bugs to an “Old Town” display. Native Americans displays are superior. Archaeology provides a structure, so lessons about the importance of excavations and the way that sites encode and preserve information is excellent too.
National Civil War Museum: The is a great museum for Civil War fans. It puts the history of the war in chronological order. It also compares both north and south. (Not one sided). Also has videos and military firsts. Some great artifacts you don’t see at other Civil War battlefields. It does a thorough job of touching on major events, battles and people. They also have a lot of photographs and touch on the human side of the war as well. The series of facts about “firsts” in the civil war is interesting. You also get to see a good amount of equipment, guns, gloves, swords etc. that were used during the war. Exhibits are a mix of plaques, videos, dioramas and maps. Good place for a picnic outside if you want to bring lunch.
Fort Hunter Mansion and Park: Fort Hunter Park has a lot of inviting features for the entire family to enjoy! Mansion tours begin in May for a small fee. This is a beautiful riverfront property with gorgeous architecture making this location ideal for family photos! There’s comfy bench swings to cozy up with your Sweetheart and watch the sunset over The Susquehanna River! Solo picnic tables are perfect for romantic picnics on the water’s edge or a very nice pavilion with fireplace for family gatherings also overlooking the river! You can see the longest stone arched train bridge in the WORLD, that crosses over The Susquehanna River! There’s a dear little church for intimate waterfront weddings too! The park is on both sides of North Front St. There’s a restored stable that is very pretty, the old historical tavern to view and a lovely covered bridge that takes you to the canal front path! Both sides of the road offer a playground for children and picnic areas with plenty of free parking! The mansion is lovely, and has lots of history. The tour guides are well-informed, and makes for a great tour!
Pride of the Susquehanna: Like traveling on the water? Well, you just might like the idea of jumping aboard the Susquehanna river boat. There are daily tours in the summer, and the ride is very relaxing. You can see a great view of the city as you travel slowing up the river. There are also reservations you can make, if you’re hosting special festivities of any kind as well. Harrisburg is a part of history and it will be described to you onboard this trip. The City Island is an experience. It is a great way to spend your day. Take the boat ride and then the Train Ride around the Island. Let the kids play and just enjoy the River.
Pennsylvania National Fire Museum: The fire museum is interesting for all ages. A dedicated group of volunteers have preserved and displayed artifacts from years of fire-fighting. Besides the equipment, you can go upstairs to see where the firemen lived while on duty. The staff is super friendly and very knowledgeable. They explain the history of the building and exhibits. The place has some working pieces of equipment that kids (big and small) love. You learn about the history of the fire service and equipment. There is a very good scavenger hunt for children to really explore the displays.
Flights from Tampa are readily available. TravelKatz suggest renting a car and you may want to extend your vacation and go to Hersey, PA where the amusement park and Hersey chocolate is made. Just give us a call and we will make this vacation happen for you and yours.
**As a side trip, one could venture to Gettysburg, PA (south and west of Harrisburg) to visit The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitors Center – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Adjacent to the battlefield of Gettysburg, this museum is one of the largest in the area, with twelve different galleries encompassing the five years of the American Civil War. Starting in 1860 and culminating with the Restoration, the museum offers different artifacts and videos describing various battles, highlighting the three days of battle at Gettysburg.
The Living History series kicks off June 9 (running through mid-August on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays). Visitors can take a shuttle bus to one of the best preserved and significant Union field hospitals from the Battle of Gettysburg. The George Spangler Farm Civil War Field Hospital site treated 1,800 Union soldiers and 100 Confederate soldiers. This summer, there will be doctors and soldier reenactments, historian lectures, and a Women’s Relief Association discussion about the importance of female contributions during the war, among other series at the farm.
Where to stay: The Federal Pointe Inn is a boutique hotel located in the heart of the Gettysburg historic district.
Where to eat: Fidler & Co. Craft Kitchen is located in Adams County and serves rustic, local cuisine from the surrounding farmland.
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PENNSYLVANIA: Ricketts Glen
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