In Midtown, you’ll find everything from the perfect pour of roasted coffee or freshly-tapped craft beer, to food choices spanning all varieties of ethnic market dining and upscale, modern restaurants. Artistic experiences in Midtown range from galleried local work and independent art house films, to nationally traveling museum works of art. It’s an area of the city worth exploring, and every time you visit, you’ll discover something new to love about it.
The S.A.M. is not your average art museum. Nestled in the heart of Midtown Harrisburg, in a beautifully reclaimed builiding, S.A.M. is dedicated to education, collaboration, & creativity, and is considered one of the cultural anchors for Central Pennsylvania. The Susquehanna Art Museum offers educational programming and diverse exhibits for community members of all ages. Check out their upcoming exhibits to plan your trip!
Founded in 1860, the Broad Street Market is one of the oldest continuously operating farmers market in the country. Serving as the long-time anchor of retail activity in the Midtown district, the Broad Street Market fills three city blocks between Third and Sixth streets. With over 40 vendors offering everything from apple dumplings to Zeroday craft beer, the Market always features a fresh selection of handmade goods and produce, as well as delicious prepared foods from many different cultures and cuisines.
Striving for roasted coffee perfection, Little Amps serves up specialty coffees in a hip environment. Knowledgeable baristas are happy to prepare your coffee or tea exactly to your liking, or make recommendations. Pair your drink with a freshly baked pastry and enjoy the eclectic music selection and relaxed café atmosphere.
(Random Trivia: Did you know that when former President Bill Clinton visited Harrisburg, he made a stop at Little Amps?)
This award-winning independent bookstore features a huge collection of over 200,000 new, used and rare books in store, plus an even larger digital selection for sale online. In their bookstore-café, the Scholar provides a welcoming space for discussion, often featuring author readings and guests speakers exchanging ideas about books, politics, arts and culture. Described as a place “every book lover should visit,” Midtown Scholar is a must-see when in Midtown.
This award winning, 180-seat restaurant, art gallery and brewery, offers a one-stop shop for your night out. Their restaurant focuses on authentic local & sustainable food, sourced from growers and producers in the Central Pennsylvania region, and their rooftop bar offers stunning views of Midtown.
Seventeen artist studios surround the restaurant, with live classes and demonstrations happening regularly. There are also three galleries and a gift shop located on the first floor.