John Harris - Simon Cameron Mansion
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo
N 40° 15.383 W 076° 52.728
18T E 340222 N 4457907
Founder of Harrisburg and Secretary of War both lived here~
Waymark Code: WMA3P
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 04/09/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member GeoGordie
Views: 55

Site Description
From 1863 to 1889, this was the home of Simon Cameron, Lincoln's first secretary of war. Cameron was a controversial figure who had proposed arming blacks early in the war effort and was forced to resign as a result. He also established Harrisburg as a central location for the movement of Union troops and material. Among the mansion tour highlights: the exhibition, “Simon Cameron: In the Eye of the Civil War,” and Gen. and Mrs. Cameron’s 1863 Drawing Room.
Admission Fees: Adults: $7; Children: $5; Seniors: $6; Groups rates available.
Open to Public: Mon. - Thu.: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Reservations suggested.
Visitor Services: Museum; gift shop; rest rooms.
Directions: From I-83: take the Second St. exit. Get in the left lane and turn left on Washington St.; turn right onto River St. at the “Mansion Tours” sign; then turn left into the parking lot.
Type of site: Historic Home

Address:
River St.
Harrisburg, Pa Dauphin


Phone Number: 717-233-3462

Admission Charged: More than $5

Website: [Web Link]

Driving Directions:
Directions: From I-83: take the Second St. exit. Get in the left lane and turn left on Washington St.; turn right onto River St. at the “Mansion Tours” sign; then turn left into the parking lot.


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