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Mechanicsburg - Harrisburg Area

Located just 8 miles west of Harrisburg, PA is Mechanicsburg, a borough in eastern Cumberland County within the agricultural region of Cumberland Valley.  Bordering townships include Silver Spring, Monroe, Upper Allen, and Hampden.  The Mechanicsburg area was first settled in 1806, Mechanicsburg would not become incorporated until 22 years later.  

During the early part of the Civil War, Mechanicsburg was the location of a military recruitement center for volunteers who trained trained at nearby Camp Curtin in Harrisburg, which was the largest Federal camp during the Civil War.  The operation was initiated by President Abraham Lincoln who called for 75,000 volunteers after receiving word of the raid and surrender of Fort Sumter.  Four days later, training grounds would be offered up by officials of Dauhpin County, and Camp Curtin was established.  Soldiers of Camp Curtin would fight in several early battles including the Battle of Williamsport.  Mechanicsburg would be seized by Confederate troops for two days during the Gettysburg battles.

Hotel Services & Amenities

If you're traveling along Interstate 81, Route 114 or U.S. 11, you're in a great position to stop for the night a La Quinta Inn & Suites Mechanicsburg - Harrisburg where you'll enjoy a cozy night's rest in a comfortable pillowtop bed.  big 43" high definition flat panel television sets with cable programming and high speed wifi Internet are available to keep you entertained and connected.

Microwaves and refrigerators are in all rooms, so if you'll be dining out, don't be hesitate to bring back those leftovers to enjoy later.  Be sure to set the alarm before you doze off if you have to get an early start.  Brew up a fresh cup of coffee first thing in the morning to get you moving.  We've got all you need to get you looking freshened up and on your way including a hair dryer, iron and ironing board.

Attractions Near Mechanicsburg

If you're lucky enough to be in town on the third Thursday in June, be sure to attend Jubilee Day - a one-day event that has earned the title of the largest and longest running one-day street fair.  If you'll be attending the Pennsylvania Farm Show at the Complex & Expo Center of the same name, it is just a short drive away.  Take in some breathtaking views at the Susquehanna River.

There are several area business nearby as well as West Shore Hospital, which is just 3 miles away.  Nearby restaruants include Isaacs Famous Grilled Sandwiches and Macaroni Grill, which are both just a mile away. Walmart is also only one mile from the hotel if you need to do some shopping while your in town.  If you're looking for some excitement, Hollywood Casino and Carlisle Events and Car Shows are within driving distance.