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Camp Hill

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Camp Hill is a city in the west shore region of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

Understand[edit]

The area where the town of Camp Hill stands today was first settled in 1735 by people living on the west shore of the Susquehanna River, across from Harrisburg. This settlement was positioned on the main road to Harrisburg. In the mid 1800s the Cumberland Valley Railroad was built from the Susquehanna River to Carlisle. The railway expanded to Chambersburg and in 1839 a railroad bridge was build to Harrisburg connecting to the coal trains from the north. By the late 1800s one-third of the residents of Camp Hill were railroad workers. This increased the settlements population and on November 10, 1885 Camp Hill became a legalized town.

By the 1900s Camp Hill had become more of a suburb than a working town and most of its inhabitants commuted from the town to work across the river in Harrisburg. The town continued to grow throughout the 1900s as a fire department, several schools, shopping centers, retail establishments, and a variety of public works buildings were established. Today Camp Hill is a very pleasant little town with many shops and establishment. It is also conveniently located four miles outside of Harrisburg, nineteen miles from Carlisle, and thirty five miles from Gettysburg.

Get in[edit]

Visitors who will arrive by air, bus, or train may arrive through nearby Harrisburg. Please consult that article for more details.

Bus service from Harrisburg is provided by Capital Area Transit.

Get around[edit]

By car[edit]

This is the main way to get around Camp Hill. There are no parking meters in the town and also no garages.

By taxi[edit]

See[edit]

  • Willow Park, Located along Market Street through 24th Street. The park has a lovely little gazebo next to a creek. The park has a very soothing atmosphere and is a splendid place to take a walk, jog, or just lounge in the grass.

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

  • Diane's Balloon Wraps, 1509 Market Street, +1 717 732-0432. Tue-Sat 10AM-6PM. Balloons, cards, banquets, custom designs, gift baskets, stationary, and a wide selection of indoor and outdoor flags.
  • Holmes Cycling & Fitness, 2139 Market Street, +1 717 737-3461. January–March: Mon-Fri 11AM-7PM, Sat 10AM-5PM; April–August: Mon-Fri 10AM-8PM, Sat 10AM-5PM; September–December: Mon-Fri 10AM-7PM, Sat 10AM-5PM. Cycling and fitness equipment outfitter which carries quality fitness equipment, kids bikes, mountain or road bikes.
  • Rose Marie's Antiques, 2136 Market Street, +1 717 763-8998. Antique dealer.
  • Barnes & Nobles, 58 South 32nd Street, +1 717 737-0221. Mon-Thu 9AM-10PM, Fri-Sat 9AM-11PM, Sun 9AM-9PM.
  • Pazazz Home Decor, 3806 Market Street, +1 717 761-4880. Specializes in unique gifts, furniture, home accents, and artisan jewelry.
  • Fishbone Apparel, 4343 Carlisle Pike. Mon-Sat 11AM-8PM, Sun 12PM-5PM. Specializes in alternative sports lifestyle merchandise ranging from apparel to snowboarding and skateboarding equipment.
  • Wine Fine & Good Spirits, 3760 Market Street, +1 717 731-7142. Mon-Tue 11AM-7PM, Wed-Sat 9AM-9PM. Wine and spirits store.
  • Capital City Mall, 3506 Capital City Mall Drive, +1 717 737-1578. Over 80 stores and restaurants.
  • Kathie's Christmas and Collectibles, 3309 Hartzdale Drive, +1 717 975-0505. Mon-Sat 10AM-9PM, Sun 12PM-5PM. Specializes in collectibles from fine porcelain to jewelry.
  • One Good Women, 1845 Market Street, +1 717 975-8101. Tue-Wed & Fri 10AM-5PM, Thu 10AM-6PM, Sat 9AM-3PM. Gourmet gifts.

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • 1 Radisson Hotel Harrisburg Hershey, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, +1 717 763-7117, toll-free: +1-800-333-3333. A very nice hotel with a variety of different types of rooms, two different restaurants, a fitness center, and convention space for businesses. Its location is ideal to enjoy the quieter aspects of the town of Camp Hill while still being close enough to travel to Harrisburg and Hershey.

Go next[edit]

  • Allentown - Pennsylvania's third-largest city, with an amusement park and casino action.
  • Carlisle - Explore classic car country.
  • Gettysburg - Famous for its Civil War battleground.
  • Harrisburg - The state capital.
  • Hershey - The town that is synonymous with chocolate.
  • Lancaster - The heart of Amish country.


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