Harrisburg, the capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a town with a rich history that spans more than 200 years, sitting on the Susquehanna River. The National Civil War Museum illustrates both sides of the conflict via interactive exhibits and re-enactments. Next to the imposing Capitol building, the State Museum of Pennsylvania celebrates the area’s natural, cultural and industrial heritage. East of the city, Hersheypark is a chocolate-themed park offering rides and entertainment. The Hershey-Harrisburg area is a great destination for family fun, grown-up getaways, and outdoor adventure.