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Mechanicsburg Attraction Details
Mechanicsburg
http://www.visitcumberlandcounty.com
Named for a settlement of mechanics who repaired and made wagons in the early 1800s, Mechanicsburg's continued growth was also attributed to the Cumberland Valley Railroad. Completing its line in 1837, Mechanicsburg was designated as a water station where workers could restock the locomotive's wood and pump water. The train became the town's link to the world of business and industry. Grain and feed companies, a lumber yard, and numerous factories were built along side the railroad tracks. At one time, there were twenty-five trains chugging through the town daily carrying travelers, coal, feathers, fruit, ice, mail and newspapers. During the Civil War, the railroad was an invaluable method of transporting troops and supplies. Mechanicsburg residents saw the first of the Civil War in 1862 when Confederate prisoners passed through town on the CVRR. One year later, on June 27, 1863 General Albert Jenkins and his troops marched to town and demanded 1500 rations for his men and grain for the horses. By July 1st, Jenkins and his troops had withdrawn to Carlisle. For information about things to do, places to stay and eat, or local events visit www.visitcumberlandcounty.com.

Address:
Town of Mechanicsburg
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Phone: 717-796-0811

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All Accommodations Nearby
Wingate Inn - Mechanicsburg (0.68 Miles)
Econo Lodge - Mechanicsburg (1.13 Miles)
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson - Harrisburg West (1.49 Miles)
Amber Inn (1.67 Miles)

Hotels & Motels Nearby
Best Western Plantation Inn (0.6 Miles)
Wingate Inn - Mechanicsburg (0.68 Miles)
Econo Lodge - Mechanicsburg (1.13 Miles)
EconoLodge Mechanicsburg (1.32 Miles)

Golfing Nearby
Bumble Bee Hollow Golf Center West (1.02 Miles)
Silver Spring Golf Club (3.56 Miles)
Armitage Golf Club (3.65 Miles)
Silver Spring Golf Course (3.88 Miles)

Shopping Nearby
Antiques World Flea Market (0.74 Miles)
Rosemary House and Gardens (1.16 Miles)
Eckels Drug Store (1.19 Miles)
Ivy House, Ltd. (1.24 Miles)

Country Markets Nearby
Rosemary House and Gardens (1.16 Miles)
Ashcombe Farm and Greenhouse (1.92 Miles)
Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses (1.92 Miles)
Bentzels Orchard (2.71 Miles)

Gardens & Arboretums Nearby
Rosemary House and Gardens (1.16 Miles)

Antiquing Nearby
Antiques World Flea Market (0.74 Miles)
Ivy House, Ltd. (1.24 Miles)
Silver Springs Antique and Flea Market (2.69 Miles)
Haar's Drive-In Theater Flea Market (3.58 Miles)

Festivals & Fairs Nearby
New Kingston Fire Company Festival (3.17 Miles)
The Wednesday Club (4.09 Miles)
Community of Dillsburg (4.67 Miles)
Dillsburg Community Fair (4.71 Miles)

Historic Places Nearby
Mechanicsburg Museum Association (1.28 Miles)
Sporting Hill (2.35 Miles)
Oyster Point (3.67 Miles)
Fort Couch (5.03 Miles)

National Historic Parks Nearby
Camp Curtin Park (6.59 Miles)

Arts & Entertainment Nearby
Antiques World Flea Market (0.74 Miles)
Twinderella (0.95 Miles)
Ivy House, Ltd. (1.24 Miles)
Mechanicsburg Museum Association (1.28 Miles)

Monuments Nearby
Rupp House - Mechanicsburg (1.78 Miles)
Beth El Temple (6.29 Miles)
Dauphin County Memorial (6.54 Miles)
Camp Curtin (6.61 Miles)

All Tours Nearby
West Shore Chamber of Commerce (2.64 Miles)
Art Moderne Historic District (6.28 Miles)
Italian Lake (6.48 Miles)

Music Nearby
Gingerbread Man - Mechanicsburg (1.25 Miles)
The Wednesday Club (4.09 Miles)
West End Fair (6.28 Miles)
Italian Lake (6.48 Miles)

Theatre Nearby
Twinderella (0.95 Miles)
Oyster Mill Playhouse (4.36 Miles)
No Sex Please, We're British (4.38 Miles)
Italian Lake (6.48 Miles)

Tours Nearby
Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce (1.28 Miles)
Art Moderne Historic District (6.28 Miles)
Italian Lake (6.48 Miles)

History Tours Nearby
Eckels Drug Store (1.19 Miles)
Art Moderne Historic District (6.28 Miles)
Italian Lake (6.48 Miles)

Historical and Genealogical Societies Nearby
Frankeberger Tavern (1.16 Miles)
Stationmaster's House (1.24 Miles)
Mechanicsburg Museum Association (1.28 Miles)
Astronomical Society of Harrisburg (5.18 Miles)

Lectures & Seminars Nearby
Art Center School and Galleries (3.11 Miles)
Astronomical Society of Harrisburg (5.18 Miles)

Amusement & Theme Parks Nearby
Williams Grove Amusement Park (1.81 Miles)
Williams Grove Park (1.81 Miles)

Museums Nearby
Mechanicsburg Museum Association (1.28 Miles)

Galleries Nearby
Messiah College, Aughinbaugh Art Gallery (1.04 Miles)
Cherished Gifts Craft Gallery (1.87 Miles)
Art Center School and Galleries (3.11 Miles)
The Art Center School and Galleries (3.14 Miles)

Nature & Outdoors Nearby
Twin Ponds Family Ice Skating Complex (2.53 Miles)
Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle & Camping Association (2.91 Miles)
Appalachian Harley-Davidson (4.4 Miles)

Skiing & Winter Sports Nearby
Twin Ponds Family Ice Skating Complex (2.53 Miles)
Ski Roundtop/ Revolution Paintball (5.42 Miles)
Ski Roundtop (5.44 Miles)

Historic Towns Nearby
Rockville Bridge (5.4 Miles)
Art Moderne Historic District (6.28 Miles)

Nightlife Nearby
Gingerbread Man - Mechanicsburg (1.25 Miles)
Legends Sports Bar & Grille (2.3 Miles)
Ye Olde Ale House (2.3 Miles)
KoKoMo's (3.21 Miles)

Dance Performances Nearby
Capital Area Dance (5.5 Miles)

Accommodations & Dining Nearby
Rakestraw's Ice Cream (1.04 Miles)
Gingerbread Man - Mechanicsburg (1.25 Miles)
Davenport's Italian Oven (1.45 Miles)
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson - Harrisburg West (1.49 Miles)

All Dining Nearby
Zen Japanese Cuisine (1.37 Miles)
Ye Olde Ale House (2.3 Miles)
Coffee Zone (2.74 Miles)
Over The Teacup (2.82 Miles)

Family Restaurants Nearby
Eckels Drug Store (1.19 Miles)
Davenport's Italian Oven (1.45 Miles)
Red Lobster (2.5 Miles)
Drosos' Silver Spring Diner (3.02 Miles)

Fine Dining Nearby
Tavern On the Hill (5.33 Miles)

Diners Nearby
Drosos' Silver Spring Diner (3.02 Miles)
Wolfe's Diner (3.71 Miles)
Baker's Restaurant (3.82 Miles)
West Shore Diner (4.9 Miles)

Action Sports Nearby
Appalachian Harley-Davidson (4.4 Miles)
Ski Roundtop/ Revolution Paintball (5.42 Miles)
Ski Roundtop (5.44 Miles)

Motorcycling Nearby
Appalachian Harley-Davidson (4.4 Miles)

Camping Nearby
Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle & Camping Association (2.91 Miles)
Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle & Camping Association (2.91 Miles)

Biking Nearby
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (4.18 Miles)

Hiking Nearby
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (4.18 Miles)

Rails to Trails Nearby
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (4.18 Miles)
Rockville Bridge (5.4 Miles)

Wildlife Nearby
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (4.18 Miles)

Kids Nearby
Williams Grove Park (1.81 Miles)
Water Golf at City Island (5.82 Miles)

Railroads Nearby
Stationmaster's House (1.24 Miles)
Rockville Bridge (5.4 Miles)

Battlefields Nearby
Sporting Hill (2.35 Miles)
Oyster Point (3.67 Miles)

African American Heritage Nearby
Family Health Council (3.35 Miles)
Fort Washington (5.19 Miles)

Native American Heritage Nearby
Family Health Council (3.35 Miles)

County Fairs Nearby
Dillsburg Community Fair (4.71 Miles)

Pro Sports Nearby
Williams Grove Speedway (2.8 Miles)


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