Harrisburg City Skyline

Harrisburg's distinction as the Susquehanna River's trademark city is garnered through both its stunning riverfront setting and its ever-growing skyline, presenting a panorama of urban vitality and architectural heritage. It was this riverfront that Lee's army sought to cross to capture the city of Harrisburg, a goal that ultimately would evade him. With many mansions of the period still distinguishing Harrisburg's famous Front Street, the City looks westward across the mile-wide expanse of scenic beauty toward the head of the Cumberland Valley; passage to the south with the Shenandoah beyond.

Panorama by Jeb Stuart / Jackson Lattimore