Simon Cameron House

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John Harris - Simon Cameron House
John Harris-Simon Cameron House Nov 10.JPG
John Harris-Simon Cameron House, November 2010
Simon Cameron House is located in Pennsylvania
Simon Cameron House
Simon Cameron House is located in USA
Simon Cameron House
Location 219 S. Front St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°15′24″N 76°52′44″W / 40.25667°N 76.87889°W / 40.25667; -76.87889Coordinates: 40°15′24″N 76°52′44″W / 40.25667°N 76.87889°W / 40.25667; -76.87889
Area less than one acre
Built 1766[2]
Architect John Harris, Jr.
Architectural style Georgian
NRHP Reference # 73001620[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 20, 1973[1]
Designated NHL May 15, 1975[4]
Designated PHMC August 23, 1946[3]

Simon Cameron House, also known as John Harris Mansion and the Harris-Cameron Mansion is a site in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The structure is one of the oldest buildings in Harrisburg and has undergone numerous additions and significant renovations since it was first constructed in 1766.[2] The house and family items were donated to the Historical Society of Dauphin County in 1941.

The mansion was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975. It is located in the Harrisburg Historic District.[4]


The mansion and the research library are both open for tours five or six days a week. Information is on the website.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion History Dauphin County Historical Society, Retrieved January 21, 2011.
  3. ^ "John Harris Mansion - PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "John Harris Mansion". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 

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