Have you always dreamed of visiting a beautiful historical city which is full of adventure? If yes, then Harrisburg is the best place to go! Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and it played an important role in the American Civil War and the Industrial Revolution. Signs of the Harrisburg's history are all over the city, so make sure to explore the downtown area to see the famous landmarks and buildings. Even before the early 1700s when settlers founded the city, Harrisburg was long before inhabited by Native Americans. Interestingly, researchers found over 3000 years old artifacts here. Harrisburg sits on the Susquehanna River bed, so there are great outdoor activities on the coast as well.
When in Harrisburg, visit some of its historical sights and museums to learn more about the city. One of the most popular places to visit is the National Civil War Museum, where you can learn about the war, the people that fought in the war, and the aftermath of it.
The State Museum of Pennsylvania is a great place for adults and children too to learn about dinosaurs, wildlife, and local history. Alongside the fixed exhibits, there's also a planetarium and anthropological displays.
You can also visit some of the city's historic landmarks, such as the Pennsylvania State Capitol, which is open for visitors to tour the building and explore the glamorous marble and elaborate decorations inside.
The Cathedral of Saint Patrick is a popular pilgrim site, and it also offers amazing views both inside and outside. Climb the internal and the external staircase to be rewarded with a stunning view of the State Capitol Building.
For a further history fix, visit the Harrisburg Holocaust Monument which was erected in 1977 to honor the memory of the lives during the Holocaust.
When it's time for a spot of fresh air, visit the Fort Hunter Mansion and Park which is a lovely area where you can relax. At the mansion, there are events from time to time, such as brewing festivals and art workshops.
The best area to stay at Harrisburg is the Olde Uptown or the Capitol district which has plenty of amazing restaurants, shops, cafes and parks to explore. If you want to stay in a wonderful vacation rental, do not worry, rentals in Harrisburg are very popular and you can find every type of accommodation. Vacation home rentals can offer large living rooms, river views, full kitchens, and gardens.
The best time to visit Harrisburg is from August to late September when the weather is warm but the heat isn't oppressive. The average temperature from May until October is 78 degrees but sometimes it peaks at over 85 degrees.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Harrisburg. The warmest months in Harrisburg are July and May, when temperatures reach 98 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 18 ˚F. The wettest month in Harrisburg is April with 9.11 inches of rain, while the driest month is January with 0.82 inches of rain.
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