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    Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania, and with a population of 650,000+, it is the fourth largest city in Pennsylvania. It is located on the banks of the Susquehanna river, a little over an hour west of Philadelphia. It's also about 30 minutes from Hershey and Lancaster, and fits in well with a visit to PA Dutch Country.

    The first people to live in the area were the Susquehannock tribe of Native Americans. In 1785, John Harris, Jr. one of the first whites, named the settlement after himself. Harrisburg would soon become an important trading post and gateway to the west, a stop on the Underground Railroad, a Union army training center during the Civil War, and an important city for the production of iron and steel in the Industrial Revolution.

    Today one might want to visit: the State Capitol Buidling and The Forum, City Island, Fort Hunter, Strawberry Square, The PA State Farm Show Arena, The Whitaker Center for Science and Arts (has IMAX!), Broad Street Market, National Civil War Museum, PA State Museum, The Appalachian Brewing Company and 2nd Street. There are also minor league baseball, soccer and basketball teams.

    I love how the photo for Harrisburg right now is of a deer in someone's backyard! Deer hunting is big during deer seasons in September-December in the Central PA region. Visit the Harrisburg East Mall for a veritable Taxidermy explosion.
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      • Broad Street Market
        0.38 Km from Harrisburg
      • Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
        0.58 Km from Harrisburg
        The Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center (HMAC) is a multidisciplinary arts and cultural center located in Midtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It is located in the historic Police Athletic League building, which originally served as a Jewish Community Center, along north 3rd street about one mile (1.6 km) from the Pennsylvania State Capitol complex. Undergoing extensive renovation, only a small part of the arts center is currently open, known as the Stage On Herr. Once complete, the building will house ...
      • Colonial Park Mall
        6.58 Km from Harrisburg
        The Colonial Park Mall is a shopping mall located in Lower Paxton Township, Pennsylvania, about 3 miles (4.8 km) NE of Harrisburg. Located at the NE corner of U.S. Route 22 and Colonial Road in the Colonial Park CDP just east of Interstate 83 and south of Interstate 81, it serves the eastern and northern suburbs of the Harrisburg metropolitan area. Restaurants are located in the food court and in the parking lot. The mall opened in 1960 and was originally an open-air center called Colonial Park ...
      • York Central Market
        37.01 Km from Harrisburg
        The York Central Market, also known as Central Market York, is a historic public market located at York, Pennsylvania, York County, Pennsylvania. It was designed by noted architect John A. Dempwolf and built in 1888. It is a large, two-story brick building in the Romanesque Revival style. It has a hipped roof with steep gable dormers and projecting front pieces. The front facade features two three-story square towers with pyramidal roofs projecting on each side of the main entrance. It was added...
      • Light's Fort
        39.57 Km from Harrisburg
        Light's Fort was built in 1742 by Johanes Licht (John Light). Light's Fort is the oldest standing building of any kind in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. John Light, an immigrant, purchased the land on December 29, 1738, from Caspar Wistar, and wife, Katherine, of the City of Philadelphia, Brass Button Maker, for 82 pounds and 4 shillings. Light’s Fort was built in 1742 on a tract of land, which was situated on a branch of the Quittapahilla Creek in Lancaster County (now Lebanon County) at 11th and Mapl...
      • Congregation Beth Israel (Lebanon, Pennsylvania)
        39.82 Km from Harrisburg
      • Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
        39.85 Km from Harrisburg
        Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, also known as Old Salem Lutheran Church, is a historic Evangelical Lutheran church located in Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. The property includes two contributing buildings: the 18th century Old Salem church and the 19th century Salem Memorial Chapel. The Old Salem church was built between 1796 and 1798, and is a two-story, rectangular limestone building. It was modified in 1848, to infill corners and add the second story. The Salem Memorial Chapel was...

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      • 994 Briarsdale Rd
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        994 Briarsdale Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17109, USA
      • 401 E Main St
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        401 E Main St, Hummelstown, PA 17036, USA
      • Hershey
        Hershey, PA is named after Milton S. Hershey who grew up in Derry, PA and became the Willy Wonka of this time. After 4th grade he dropped out of school to start an internship with the Lancaster Caramel company...every child's dream. He soon started his own candy company in Philadelphia and ended up going bankrupt 4 times before finding success with Hershey Chocolate.

        As he built on his factory he also built on his employees. Hershey envisioned a complete new community around his factory. He built a model town for his employees that included comfortable homes, an inexpensive public transportation system, a quality public school system and extensive recreational and cultural opportunities.

        In 1909, unable to have children of their own, Hershey and his wife, Catherine, established a school for orphan boys that today is known as the Milton S. Hershey School. In 1918, three years after Catherine's death, Milton Hershey endowed the school with $60 Million Dollars of Hershey Chocolate Company stock. He was a great asset to these boys and this town and would do anything for them!

        Today the town of Hershey is a great place to go for family fun activities at Hershey Park, for a historical aspect on the tours and museums of the towns and for a Cany lovers dream! There is something for everyone in this town from the park, museum, gardens and a devine chocolate spa!
        Hershey, PA, USA
      • York
        Named after its counterpart in England, York is the White Rose City in Pennsylvania. Located just across the Susquehanna River from Lancaster, it’s Red Rose sister from the infamous War of the Roses from the homeland (a great theme for high school football clashes here). York has developed a diverse economic base and holds a compelling history.

        The history harkens back to revolutionary days, when York served as the temporary home for the Continental Congress (fleeing from Philadelphia) and was the place where the Articles of Confederation were ratified. Immediately before the Gettysburg turning point, York was the largest town occupied by southern troops during the Civil War.

        Today York retains a rural air despite being the home for several large industrial sites…most notably the York Barbell facility and one of Harley-Davidson’s major production plants. One shouldn’t be surprised that the weightlifting hall of fame is also located here!
        York, PA, USA

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      Graphic showing average weather in Harrisburg in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan -0.6 90.5 30.9 35.6
      Feb -0.1 78 31.8 30.7
      Mar 4.5 94.4 40.1 37.2
      Apr 10.5 91.3 50.9 35.9
      May 16.6 107.6 61.9 42.4
      Jun 21.4 103.9 70.5 40.9
      Jul 23.8 103.1 74.8 40.6
      Aug 22.7 107.5 72.9 42.3
      Sep 18.8 88.4 65.8 34.8
      Oct 12.7 87.7 54.9 34.5
      Nov 6.3 77.4 43.3 30.5
      Dec 0.5 84.7 32.9 33.3

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