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Mansion Tours

Beginning March 1, 2018, the John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion is open for individual and group tours at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday each week and the second Sunday of the month at 1:00 p.m., followed at 2:30 p.m. by a public program most Sundays. (Please call ahead as these Sunday hours are subject to change.) The mansion is air-conditioned for your comfort.

Group tours may also be scheduled at times other than the hours given above. Please call our office at (717) 233-3462 to discuss.

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You will see the elegant Victorian Parlor and its legendary mirrors; Gen. Simon Cameron’s office, furnished with his own desk and cabinets; Richard C. Haldeman’s library, designed by a foremost architect of the early 20th century; the Solarium, a light-filled room with its 19th century French wallpaper; the dining room with pieces of the Cameron family’s elegant china; the Colonial bedroom with a clock and chairs owned by John Harris, Jr.; a Victorian bedroom with its chests and chairs; and the tour-de-force 1920 Art Deco bathroom, the last addition to the house.

Visitors should be aware that while one of the entrances is accessible without any steps, there is a three-step flight up to the dining room and a tall spiral staircase to the second story. An accessible rest room is available off the solarium. Please take this into consideration as you plan a visit.

There is free parking in the lot behind the Mansion. From Front Street, enter at Mary Street and then turn right on River Street and right again into the parking lot. From Second Street, turn left on Washington Street and then right through the gate into the parking lot. Please drive carefully on these older, narrow city streets.


Please enter the brick building off the parking lot to meet your docent and purchase your ticket. There is also a small shop there, featuring local history books, post cards, and other items of interest.

We suggest you phone ahead to (717) 233-3462 to make sure the Mansion is open. Occasionally a closure is necessary due to staff sick leave, weather conditions, or seasonal maintenance.

For more information, phone (717) 233-3462 or email office@dauphincountyhistory.org.


Individual & Group Tour Rates

Adults Seniors (65+) Ages 6-12 5 & Under
Individuals $8.00 $7.00 $6.00 FREE
Group Rate
(15 or more)
$5.00 $5.00 $4.00 FREE