Harrisburg is the capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The city has a population of approximately $50,000 making it the ninth largest city in Pennsylvania. Harrisburg is the county seat of Dauphin County and lies on the east bank of the Susquehanna River. Harrisburg City serves the Harrisburg School District.
Harrisburg is the cultural, historical, entertainment, recreational, financial and governmental hub of Central Pennsylvania. There are many things to do in the city and many of these things are centralized around the river.
One can tour a museum, see a concert or show, visit an art exhibit, enjoy a sumptuous meal, participate in an eco-tour of the Susquehanna River, or learn about the rich and diverse history of this riverside community.
National-acclaimed museums include the National Civil War Museum, Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, Pennsylvania State Museum & Archives and Susquehanna Art Museum. There are also numerous beautiful parks, including Wildwood Lake Nature Center, Riverfront Park, Italian Lake, and sports and recreation-centered City Island which hosts Harrisburg’s minor-league baseball team, the Senators.
Harrisburg also hosts the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, Central PA’s premier interactive center for arts, education and entertainment and features an IMAX theater. Harrisburg is also home to the Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest indoor agriculture exposition in the United States, is held every early to mid January.
A pedestrian and bicycle-friendly community, Harrisburg hosts a large number of award-winning and family-friendly international, national, regional and local events year-round. From the bustling downtown, through historic neighborhoods and City parks, to the banks of the expansive and beautiful Susquehanna River, the City buzzes with activities and events.
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