Camp Hill

A lovely, historic town

Welcome to the borough of Camp Hill. . . A lovely, historic town located in the west shore region of Cumberland County, home to approximately 7,630 residents.

Camp Hill has an effective, progressive borough government, an excellent school district, cost-efficient public services and a host of recreational opportunities. Housing is varied in style and price, ranging from $80,000 to more than $1,000,000. Police, fire and emergency medical services are prompt and professional, as are healthcare services provided by nearby Holy Spirit Hospital. The Cleve J. Fredricksen Library has been voted “Simply the Best Library” by the Harrisburg Magazine reader’s poll. Residents enjoy three public parks, Siebert Park, a recreational complex with swimming and tennis; Willow Park, a nature park near the center of downtown; and Beverly Park, a recreation park near the west end of town. Every quarter, each household receives a free copy of our award-winning Community Newsletter. An array of nonprofit organizations, religious institutions and community activities illustrate our tremendous civic pride and diversity.

Camp Hill is located just two miles from businesses, sports, shopping, dining and cultural opportunities of downtown Harrisburg. Less than an hour from historic Hershey, Gettysburg, Carlisle and Lancaster County, and a short distance from hiking, biking, skiing and canoeing in Cumberland County, endless opportunities abound for the adventure-driven. The average Camp Hill resident is 43 years old, college-educated, and enjoys a family income of about $50,000 – but we take pride in offering something for everyone.

History

The name “Camp Hill” is believed to stem from a split in the congregation of a Peace Church, located west of the current borough. One faction of the church began meeting outdoors, on a hill. Prior to the Civil War, the area was known locally as White Hill, and was a stop along the Cumberland Valley Railroad between Harrisburg and Carlisle. During the Civil War, the Battle of Sporting Hill became the northernmost engagement of the Gettysburg Campaign, which took place at Camp Hill in late June 1863. Camp Hill was incorporated as a borough on November 10, 1885, from East Pennsboro Township.

Willow Park, Camp Hill

Recreation

Willow Park in downtown Camp Hill features a nature preserve, picnic tables, pavilions, stream access, bird watching, gazebos, gardens, benches, and a hiking and biking trail. The Park also features the “Sixteeners” monument to recognize “graduates” of the Soldiers’ Orphans’ School located in Camp Hill following the Civil War. The alumni group erected the small obelisk around 1926.

Trail Info: The Goddard Trail connects several parks in Camp Hill including Siebert Park, Willow Park, Spring Lake Park and Fiala Field. Trail maps are available at the Borough Office.

Shops of Camp Hill

The Camp Hill Shopping Center
3307 Trindle Rd.
717-737-6527
In the capital area, Camp Hill Shopping Center attracts shoppers for the affordability and variety at stores including Boscov’s department store, Pier One, Barnes & Noble, Staples, and Giant…

Capital City Mall
3506 Capital City Mall Dr
717-737-1578
Located in Camp Hill – great sales and over a hundred stores. Hours Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Cordier Antiques And Fine Art
2151 Market St
717-731-8662
Auctions including consignment, estate and personal property, and real estate. Complete appraisal services. Purchase, brokering and private sale of antiques and fine art.
Gish’s Furniture – Camp Hill
3424 Simpson Ferry Rd.
We are a full line furniture store specializing in solid hardwood furniture made by Amish and Mennonite craftsmen from Ohio. Most of our wood furniture can be custom ordered in 15 different stains.
Rose Marie’s Antiques
2136 Market St.
717-763-8998
Rose Marie’s Antiques displays fine antique jewelry, and small antiques. Open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.