Lying on the banks of the Susquehanna River, Harrisburg is the capitol of Pennsylvania. Vacationers can start their city tour by visiting Pennsylvania State Capitol and admiring its architecture or browsing through various artifacts at State Museum of Pennsylvania. A day tour to the nearby historic town of Millersburg is another recommended thing for the tourists.
Best Attractions to Visit in Harrisburg
- Explore the Italian Renaissance building of Pennsylvania State Capitol. Spread over 2 acres of land, the building features 600 rooms. The star attraction of the place is 272-foot dome, the design of which was based on St Peter's Basilica in Rome.
- Check out the Civil War artifacts, geological and archeological objects, paintings, animal dioramas, industrial exhibits and more at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Also check out its planetarium and learn about stars and planets.
Top Day Trips around Harrisburg
- Take a day tour to the historic borough of Milton, located to the north of Harrisburg. The place is famous for its high concentration of late 19th-century buildings.
- Take a 40 minutes drive to the historic town of Millersburg, built in the first decade of nineteenth century. The principal attraction of the place is Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art.