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Our area is blessed with many local history attractions with less than an hour drive, and railroad attractions with a two hour drive or less.  Links to several of their websites are below.  Click on the name to visit their websites.  If visiting York from Mechanicsburg, consider using the back roads.  The drive through old towns, farms, and forests is well worth the extra time!

Local History Resources and Attractions

Joseph T. Simpson Public Library: 0.4 miles
    Local history books and atlases in a historic 1800s warehouse

Shiremanstown Historical Society, Shiremanstown: 3.2 miles
    Library and museum open by appointment

Gateway Historical Society, Lemoyne: 7 miles
    Collection of historical photos and artifacts

Dill's Tavern and Plantation, Dillsburg: 8 miles
    Late 1700s tavern and property

State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg: 8 miles
    Pennsylvania, from dinosaurs to airplanes

Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, Harrisburg 8.7 miles
    Fire fighting museum in historic 1899 fire station

United States Army Heritage and Educational Center, Carlisle: 8.8 miles
    Museum and research center

Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle: 10 miles
    Library, museum, and lots of activities

Eastern Museum of Motor Racing, York Springs: 15 miles
    Historic race cars

Fort Hunter, Harrisburg: 16 miles
    Historic mansion, buildings, and park

Hershey Derry Township Historical Society, Hershey: 21 miles
    Hershey area history

Antique Automobile Club of America Museum, Hershey: 22 miles
    Antique autos, trucks, buses, interpretive displays, and research library

York County Heritage Trust, York: 26 miles
    Several museums and historical buildings

Pine Grove Furnace: 29 miles
    Historic iron furnace buildings and Appalachian Trail Museum, as well as recreational activities

Railroad Attractions

Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association: 6 miles
    Ride a train, operate a real locomotive, and more

State Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg: 56 miles
    Historic railroad equipment from Pennsylvania and interpretive displays

Strasburg Railroad: 56 miles
    Train rides through Pennsylvania Dutch Country

B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore: 83 miles
    Historic railroad equipment, interpretive displays, and train rides in an old B&O Railroad yard

Steamtown, Scranton: 135 miles
    Historic railroad equipment, interpretive displays, and train rides in an old Lakawanna Railroad yard

Other Area Attractions, Events, Food, Lodging

Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau

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