I love alliterations and couldn’t resist ‘Handsome” for the Harrisburg Podcast episode. Well don’t give me credit, Teddy Roosevelt used the word “handsome” first in the city, when he dedicated the new capitol in 1906. He essentially decreed and his words now appear on a tile inscribed inside the building itself.
“This is the handsomest building I ever saw.” -President Roosevelt
And he was on to something, as an Philadelphia architect Joseph Huston created quite the place (or really palace) for state government in American Renaissance style. But actually, it is even more impressive today (after when Teddy coined his words) now with the completion of the commissioned art work and stained glass inside. It is on every list of what to do in Harrisburg and should be at the top.
But I discovered more. Harrisburg is more than its Capitol and in this month’s Staying Adventurous Podcast, I dive deeper into what else there is to see and do in the capital city, offer suggestions as travel trips on Harrisburg, interview two local tour operators and debrief my travels with a fellow traveler and blogger.
So, let’s cross one of its many bridges and explore the Pennsylvania state capital. Let’s travel to Harrisburg, PA.
Harrisburg Show Notes:
5 Things To Do and See in Harrisburg, PA
Toasting the Harrisburg Sunset
The Pennsylvania State Capitol
The New Faces of Harrisburg
Visit Hershey and Harrisburg – the visitors bureau
Travel Buddy – Marc d’Entremont of Travel Pen and Palate