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"A Modern Historic Center"

Harrisburg Tourism

Much like the state it belongs to, Harrisburg is a destination firmly rooted in history, featuring several sites and landmarks holding cultural significance to Americans. Harrisburg is usually a couple days' stop in any tourist visit to Pennsylvania state with a timeless feel enveloping its old buildings and friendly locals. As the state capital, Harrisburg offers an urban getaway surrounded by history and convention.

Harrisburg is home to the Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex- a stunning complex that is famous for its distinct architecture replicating the St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The building is adorned with several works of art and is an important sightseeing location in the city. Harrisburg is famous for the National Civil War museum, commemorating a chief part in American history and the State Museum of Pennsylvania, a regional archival force. Harrisburg is lined by the idyllic Susquehanna River and most of its sightseeing is centred around it. The area around it is an exemplar of Harrisburg’s spectacular natural attractions, including the Wildwood Park and the Capital Area Greenbelt Trail that loops around the entire city including all major attractions. The region offers several ideal locations to hike, boat, and sightsee. Most tourists enjoy the centerpiece of the city on The Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat Cruise, a famed paddlewheel boat that cruises the Susquehanna River. 

Harrisburg prominently features several buildings that showcase exquisite architecture like the Fort Hunter and John Harris and Simon Mansions- the latter of which was built by the city's founder. Each holds their own tidbits of history within their centuries-old foundations like the several other sites in the elusive city of Harrisburg.

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