14 Sights in Harrisburg, United States (with Map and Images)
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1. Colonial Theatre
Colonial Theatre, also known as the Lochiel Hotel, is a historic theater and commercial building located at Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. The building consists of a five-story, brick and frame front section and a rear brick and frame auditorium. The original Colonial Theatre was built about 1836, as a hotel in the Greek Revival style and featured a four columned portico on the Market Street entrance. It was subsequently modified in form and use a number of times. In the 1870s, a mansard roof was added. The rear auditorium was added in 1912, when the building was converted from a hotel to hotel and movie / vaudeville theater. The lobby was remodeled in the 1930s / 1940s in an Art Deco style; the auditorium has Italian Renaissance style detailing. The theater and hotel closed in 1976, and the building used for offices and shops.
2. John Harris Mansion
The Simon Cameron House, also known as John Harris Mansion and the Harris–Cameron Mansion, is a historic house museum at 219 South Front Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Built in 1766 and frequently extended and altered, it is one of Harrisburg's oldest buildings, and is nationally notable as the summer residence of Simon Cameron (1799–1889), an influential Republican Party politician during and after the American Civil War. The house and family items were donated to the Historical Society of Dauphin County in 1941, which now operates it as a museum. The mansion was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975, and is located in the Harrisburg Historic District.
3. Holocaust Memorial for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
The Holocaust Memorial for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a Holocaust memorial at Front and Sayford Streets along Riverfront Park, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It was conceived by a committee of Holocaust survivors in 1992 representing the Jewish Community Center of Harrisburg. In light of publicity given to the U. S. Holocaust Museum, a group of survivors that had lived in the Harrisburg area pressed for a local memorial. It was designed by David Ascalon for $200,000 on a site designated by the City of Harrisburg along the public park land adjacent to the Susquehanna River. The Memorial was dedicated in 1994. An annual Yom Hashoah observance is held at the site.
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4. State Museum of Pennsylvania
The State Museum of Pennsylvania is a non-profit museum at 300 North Street in downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It is run by the state through the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and was created to preserve and interpret the region's history and culture. It is a part of the Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex. While it is officially named the State Museum of Pennsylvania, members of the public, as well as official publications, sometimes refer to the facility as the William Penn Memorial Museum; the museum's central hall features a large statue of Penn.
5. Salem United Church of Christ
Salem United Church of Christ, formerly known as Old Salem Reformed Church, is a historic Reformed church at 231 Chestnut Street in the Fox Ridge Historic District in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. The church was built in 1821–1822, and is a two-story brick building in a Classical style. It features a large square bell tower topped by a domed cupola. The tower is flanked by two, three-story towers with stepped gables. A two-story, Sunday school annex was built to the rear of the church in 1862.
Wikipedia: Salem United Church of Christ (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) (EN)
6. William Donaldson House
William Donaldson House is a historic home located at Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1888, and is a 3+1⁄2-story Queen Anne style dwelling. A rear addition was constructed about 1910. It has a stone foundation, brick first story, and wood shingle second and third stories. It features irregular massing, a variety of surface textures, multiple intersecting roofs, bay windows, porch and balconies, and a turret with spindle. The house was converted to apartments in 1925.
7. Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The center is the first complex of its kind in the United States to use science as an entry to the arts. Whitaker Center exhibits science, the performing arts, and a digital cinema under one roof. The center encompasses a total of 130,000 square feet (12,000 m2), including the three main components, plus STAGE TWO, Discovery Lab classrooms, multi-purpose rooms, the AMP Grand Lobby and the Kunkel Gallery.
Wikipedia: Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts (EN), Website
8. City Island
City Island is a mile-long island in the Susquehanna River between Harrisburg and Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania in the United States. It is used mainly for leisure and sports activities. Its previous names have included Turkey Island, Maclay's Island, Forster's Island and Hargast Island. The island can be reached from either side of the Susquehanna River by Market Street Bridge or, from the Harrisburg side and by pedestrians and cyclists only, by Walnut Street Bridge.
9. Tabernacle Baptist Church
German Evangelical Zion Lutheran Church, which became the Tabernacle Baptist Church in 1967, is a historic Lutheran church at Capital and Herr Streets in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The church was built in 1886, and is a two-story brick building in a modified Gothic style. It features a three-story square bell tower with large oval windows and brick tracery. Attached to the church by a one-bay, two-story section is a three-story brick parsonage built in 1897.
Wikipedia: German Evangelical Zion Lutheran Church (EN), Website
10. Keystone Building
Keystone Building is a historic commercial building located at Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1875 as the State Printing Office. It is a six-story office building, plus basement, 7 bays wide and 12 bays deep. It is faced in granite on the first floor, with brick above. It was remodeled in 1917, with the addition of a structural steel frame and 12-inch reinforced floors.
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11. Market Street Bridge
The Market Street Bridge is a stone arch bridge that spans the Susquehanna River between Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania. The current structure is the third bridge built at its current location and is the second oldest remaining bridge in Harrisburg. The bridge carries BicyclePA Route J across the river.
12. Cathedral Parish of Saint Patrick
The Cathedral of Saint Patrick is a cathedral of the Catholic Church in downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States. It is the mother church of the Diocese of Harrisburg and is the seat of its bishop. It is a contributing property in the Harrisburg Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.
Wikipedia: Cathedral of Saint Patrick (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) (EN)
13. William Seel Building
William Seel Building is a historic commercial building located at Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1912–1913, and is a narrow four-story, four bay wide office building built of brownstone and brick. It features two elegant arches at the first floor and an overhanging cornice.
14. Stone Building
The Broad Street Market, opened in 1863, is located in the Midtown neighborhood of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in the United States. Originally established on Broad Street by the Verbeke family, it is today one of the oldest continuously operating farmers markets in the country.
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