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Halloween Ghost Tours of the Harris-Cameron Mansion

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Enjoy a spooky visit to the John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion at 219 South Front Street in Harrisburg. There will be guided Ghost Tours through the mansion on October 30th at 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm. The guide will tell ghost stories of old Harrisburg and give visitors a rare peek of the mansion by candlelight. The 6:00 tour will be for families with children and will include crafts and candy for the kids. The 7:30 tour is recommended for adults.

The Harris-Cameron Mansion was built c. 1766 by John Harris, Jr., one of the founders of Harrisburg. In 1863, it was purchased by Simon Cameron, Lincoln’s first Secretary of War and later Ambassador to Russia. Cameron transformed the Georgian-style house into a Victorian mansion and lived there until his death in 1889. The house became the headquarters of the historical society in 1941.

The Historical Society of Dauphin County was founded in 1869 to collect, preserve, exhibit, publish, and promote interest in the history of Dauphin County for the education, enjoyment, and benefit of the public. For more information about our programs or becoming a member, visit www.dauphincountyhistory.org, call 233-3462, or e-mail office@dauphincountyhistory.org

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