Top Harrisburg Attractions
Harrisburg the capitol of Pennsylvania. The place is not so known as the global tourist place, but due to its picturesque view on the banks of River Susquehanna it grabs attention of dozens of people. There are several 18th and 19th century buildings in the small town, which makes the place more historically spectacular.
Until Chernobyl, Harrisburg became the capital of the state, which is situated in southern-east part of Pennsylvania. The sudden nuclear accident at Three Mile Island Power Station on the bank of River Susquehanna was unfortunate. Here is a list of ‘Top Harrisburg Attractions’.
- Pennsylvania State Capitol
It is Italian Renaissance spread over 2-acres of land with more than 600 of the rooms. The Capitol was dedicated in the year 1906, it was attended by the President Theodore Roosevelt. Its 272-feet high dome is the highlight with a design similar to St Peter’s Basilica, Rome. The Bronze door, murals, stained glass with marble adds the charm to the State Capitol.
- State Museum of Pennsylvania (National Fire Museum)
The Museum features all artefacts of the Civil War. It also holds archaeological items, decorative arts, painting, and geological items. The place also has Planetarium, where visitors can learn more about planets & stars.
- National Civil War Museum
This is another Museum with various perspectives on the Civil War. It also displays antique artefacts, traditional equipment’s or weapons. The Museum also pays a tribute to General Robert E. Lee to several soldiers who laid their lives for the country.
- Pride of Susquehanna
Getting a tour of a paddle-wheeler with a guide to narrate the history of Harrisburg will make your trip a pleasant one. There are several options of cruises one can opt for! The cruise offers 45-minutes of sightseeing, dinner & music cruise with a theme depending on the seasons.
- City Island
The City Island is an island park. The Park is situated in middle of River Susquehanna. The place is known for the residence of the Senators Baseball team. One can find a huge number of attraction and lot of area dedicated to recreation and sports. The river also offers kayaking, canoeing on rent.
- Simon Cameron House
- Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area
- Reservoir Park
- Wildwood Park
- Sunken Garden