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History & Heritage in Camp Hill PA
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  • The National Civil War Museum
    1 Lincoln Cir. at Reservoir Park Harrisburg, PA 17103
    The National Civil War Museum is one of the largest museums in the world dedicated solely to the American Civil war. The Museum seeks to tell the whole story of this most troubled chapter in...
  • 2201 N. 6th Street Harrisburg, PA 17110-2406
    April 14, 1861, news of the bombardment and surrender of Fort Sumter had reached President Abraham Lincoln. At that time, he called for 75,000 volunteers. Governor Andrew Curtin also made a plea to...
  • 2221 N. 6th St Harrisburg, PA 17110-2406
    The beginning of the Camp Curtin Church can be traced May 12, 1889. Within a year, the Curtin Heights Methodist Episcopal Church was built. The original structure was lost to a fire December 30,...
  • 6th And Woodbine Sts Harrisburg, PA 17120-0001
    This landmark honors the largest Union Army camp of the Civil War. It was used as a training camp.
  • Market St. Harrisburg, PA 17101
    The Chesters were one of the leading African American families in 19th century Harrisburg. George Chester [d. October 17, 1859) operated a restaurant with his wife Jane Marie [d. March 19, 1884) at...
  • 10 S. Market St. Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-6331
    We offer a wide selection of Civil War and history books. Our in-house stock includes a broad selection of Civil War topics, including titles on music, medicine and African American interests. In...
  • 3rd and Division Sts. Harrisburg, PA 17101
    Erected in 1869 by the citizens of Dauphin County as a tribute to the more than 33,000 men from the county who served during the Civil War. Originally the obelisk stood at the intersection of...
  • Eighth St. and Ohio Ave. Lemoyne, PA 17043
    Small outpost built in June 1863 to oppose an expected attack on Harrisburg by Confederate troops. This site was then known as Hummel's Heights. Fort Couch, named for General D.N. Couch, recieved...
  • 5300 N. Front St. Harrisburg, PA 17110
    Spectacularly situated on a bluff overlooking the Susquehanna River and the Blue Mountain Range, this 40 acre park invites visitors to relax and explore Pennsylvania history. Professionally guided...
  • Area Around Cumberland St. Lemoyne, PA 17043
    Fort Washington was built in mid-June 1863 and occupied primarily by New York State Militia during the Gettysburg campaign. The earth embankments were started by volunteer citizens and African...
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