Middletown is a borough in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, and, founded in 1755, it is the Dauphin County’s oldest community. It is located on the Susquehanna River, about ten miles from Harrisburg. It is part of the Harrisburg–Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area. The 1779 Colonial records mention Middletown as being a supply depot for the Army during the American Revolution. The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey is the first all-in-one winery, craft brewery and cidery in Pennsylvania. The Middletown and Hummelstown Railroad is a popular short line railroad operating freight and tourist passenger trains between Middletown and Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. The Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center provides a safe, positive environment for community arts and Christian education. Let’s Pretend is an interactive play center for kids and their parents where adults and children can play together without modern day distractions such as TVs and electronic games.


1.The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey

The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey
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The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey is the first all-in-one winery, craft brewery and cidery in Pennsylvania, all under the same roof. They produce about 20 different wines and ciders and a range of seasonal craft brews. Established in 2009 on a historic 40-acre farmland with beautiful views and a natural spring pond, The Vineyard produced its first wines in 2012 with great success. They handcraft every bottle of 60,000 bottles they produce every year. All their wines, from refreshing whites to bold reds can be personalized for special events or as a gift – customers can even design their own labels. There is a live music and food on weekends and special fun events in the old red barn occasionally.

598 Schoolhouse Rd, Middletown, PA 17057, Phone: 717-944-1569

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2.Middletown and Hummelstown Railroad

Middletown and Hummelstown Railroad
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The Middletown and Hummelstown Railroad is a popular short line railroad operating freight and tourist passenger trains between Middletown and Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. The Railroad uses steam as well as diesel locomotives for passenger excursions and vintage 1920s coaches. Passengers board at the 1891 freight station in Middletown for a fun 11-mile long scenic round-trip excursion along the Union Canal and Swatara Creek. A narrator entertains passengers by relating history of the canal and sites the train passes by during the trip. Light refreshments are available on-board. All proceeds from the snack bar go to preservation of the railroad. After ending the trip, passengers can visit an exhibition of the heritage railway rolling stock displayed at Middletown Yard.

136 Brown St, Middletown, PA 17057, Phone: 717-944-4435

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3.Premiere 1 Limousine

Premiere 1 Limousine
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Premiere 1 Limousine is a major limo service located in Middletown, Pennsylvania that has been providing transportation services and limo rentals to the Harrisburg, Hershey, York, Lancaster, Gettysburg and Carlisle areas for the last 15 years. They provide traditional car services such as transporting business clients or driving couples on their wedding day, but they also take customers to important meetings in style or couples to a relaxing spa getaway. Whether the clients are looking for a luxury sedan, a stretch limo, SUV, Hummer, a trolley, van or a bus, for one person or a group of 50, Premiere 1 Limousine is there to cater to their client’s needs, comfort and safety.

2000 Vine St, Middletown, PA 17057, Phone: 717-616-8995

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4.The Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center

The Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center
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The Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center in Middletown, Pennsylvania, was established in order to provide a safe, positive environment for community arts and Christian education. They produce six performances on the mainstage throughout the year, together with three Companies: The Possibility Players, The Victory Players, and The Eternity Players. The Center facilities are the community hub for Christian arts, entertainment and worship in the Harrisburg area. Everyone is welcome to come to the stage. Performers are challenged, encouraged, and evangelized. While the Centre produces a number of smaller productions, its main aim is to involve as many people as possible. Everyone is welcome and nobody is excluded.

1000 S Eisenhower Blvd, Middletown, PA 17057, Phone: 717-939-9333

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5.Let's Pretend

Let's Pretend
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Let’s Pretend is an interactive play center for kids and their parents located in Middletown, Pennsylvania. Its goal is to provide an environment where adults and children can play together without modern day distractions. There are no televisions, electronic games or computers in the play areas. Let’s Pretend is not a drop off place or a daycare center. The kids’ play has to be supervised by their parents. Parents do need to be aware of what the kids are doing, without constant hovering. The Center incorporated new and used items in the play rooms. The furniture and many items have been made from recycled or reused materials. The kids do not need new shiny objects to have fun, the whole idea behind Let’s Pretend is to play and have fun in a low tech environment.

320 W Main St, Middletown, PA 17057, Phone: 717-616-8426

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6.Alfred's Victorian Restaurant

Alfred's Victorian Restaurant
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Located in a beautiful1888 Victorian Brownstone Mansion in Middletown, Pennsylvania, Alfred's Victorian Restaurant is an elegant upscale eatery with antique furniture, cozy nooks with piano and fireplace, original art on the walls and gleaming glassware and cutlery. Screens provide privacy for some tables by separating them from other diners, making Alfred's very popular for romantic dinners. The menu is predominantly Tuscan Italian, with a selection of American and European dishes prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients. Many herbs come from the restaurant’s own herb garden. There is a full bar and a nice selection of wines.

38 N Union St, Middletown, PA 17057, Phone: 717-944-5373

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