Walking tours explore intriguing surroundings at a leisurely pace, much like a photography class held in a thick bog of quicksand. Let it all sink in with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two tickets to the Candlelight House Tour presented by the Historic Harrisburg Association on Sunday, December 11 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (a $30 value).
The 38th annual Candlelight House Tour jump-starts the holiday season with architectural tours of Harrisburg, shuffling pedestrians through the open houses of local domiciles, public buildings, and railroad relics. Sightseers embark on self-guided walking excursions, sometimes shuttling between noteworthy edifices by car or reindeer-powered rickshaw. Visitors can thumb through tour books for supplementary information on the history of specific architectural landmarks, and residents and proprietors will also be on hand to add details on the dwelling's present status and secret archives of The Cosby Show bloopers. The tour piques architectural interest with an abode that belonged to a relative of William Penn, buildings from the heyday of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and the Governor's residence, complete with a train display provided by the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.
1230 N 3rd St.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17102Get Directions