Houses of Harrisburg

Houses of Harrisburg

Tour the Harrisburg and Mechanicsburg areas for highlights including the PA Governor's Residence, Dodge City Steakhouse, a Susquehanna River Cruise and Ashcombe Gardens.

Get an inside peek of the PA Governor’s home, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy a Susquehanna River cruise where you’ll see a wheelhouse and immerse yourself in flowers while touring a commercial greenhouse.


Tour Includes

  • Transportation

  • Docent-guided tour of the PA Governor’s Residence

  • Lunch at Dodge City Steakhouse

  • Narrated Susquehanna River Cruise

  • Tour of Ashcombe Gardens

Day 1

We will start the day with a docent-guided tour of the PA Governor's Residence which was built into the banks of the Susquehanna River and was designed by Philadelphia architect George M. Ewing and completed in 1968. After this tour, we will head to Dodge City Steakhouse, a favorite site of locals for a hot served lunch, which was made-over in 2011 by Chef Robert Irvine and the Food Network TV team from the show Restaurant Impossible. Chef Irvine has visited the restaurant multiple times since the show aired and remains in touch with the owner and his family who have run the restaurant for nearly 40 years. We can relax and unwind on the Susquehanna River Cruise as a guide narrates for us on this 45-minute ride. Then we'll board the motorcoach and travel to Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses, located in Cumberland County Pennsylvania. This garden center has been around since 1962 and is a haven of beautiful plants, trees and a pond section, plus a bakery, gift shop and cafe. We will enjoy a 20-minute tour peeking into the commercial green house and also have time for browsing in the home and garden retail store.

9:45 AM Approximate arrival at PA Governor's Residence
10:00 AM Visit the PA Governor's Residence with Tour
11:30 AM Lunch at Dodge City Steakhouse
Lunch Selections:
1. Chicken Cordon Bleu
2. Broiled Salmon served with jalapeno slaw on the side
3. Roasted Prime Rib served with au jus
1:15 PM Narrated Susquehanna River Cruise
3:00 PM Drop off guide
3:30 PM Commercial Greenhouse Tour and Free Time at Ashcombe Gardens

Dinner stop enroute home not included in the cost of the tour.


Please note

Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.

Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.

Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but can not be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with the driver at the time of boarding.

To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Allentown - Motorcoach Calvary Temple Church
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
Montgomeryville Behind Home Depot, N Wales Rd & Montomery Glen Dr
751 Horsham Rd, Lansdale, PA 19446
Quakertown - Trainers Trainers Corner - near Starbucks
246 N West End Blvd, Quakertown, PA 18951
Souderton Souderton Shopping Center, Care and Share Shoppes
773 Route 113, Souderton, PA 18964
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Jun 06 2019 $105.00
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