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Driving Directions to the POA Office



The offices of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association are located in Harrisburg, PA.

The office of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association is located in Harrisburg, PA.

From Turnpike going EAST  (from Pittsburgh)

Exit 236 (Gettysburg) (old exit number 17); Follow Route 15 North through Camp Hill. At far end of Camp Hill just after crossing 21st Street, road splits; keep to left towards Harvey Taylor Bridge and Harrisburg (at this point you are leaving Route 15). At end of bridge proceed to 3rd traffic light (Green Street) and turn right onto Green Street. Go to Stop sign at end of Green Street and turn right onto North Street; POA office is 1/2 block on right, #218

From Turnpike going WEST  (from Philadelphia)

Exit 247 (Harrisburg East) (old exit number 19). North on I-283 to I-83 South (Harrisburg East), take 2nd Street exit (Capitol); follow 2nd Street about 1 mile. Turn right two lights past State Street onto Forster Street (Firestone Station will be on your far left at the first light which is North Street). Turn right at next light onto Green Street. Go to Stop sign at end of Green Street and turn right onto North Street; POA office is 1/2 block on right, #218

From Route I-83 (traveling either North or South)

Exit at 2nd Street (Capitol); follow 2nd Street about 1 mile. Turn right two lights past State Street onto Forster Street (Firestone Station will be on your far left at the first light which is North Street). Turn right at next light onto Green Street. Go to Stop sign at end of Green Street and turn right onto North Street; POA office is 1/2 block on right, #218

From Route I-81 (traveling either North or South)

Front Street exit, South; follow Front Street approximately 3 miles (watch your speed). Turn left onto Forster Street (Harvey Taylor Bridge goes off to your right). Go to 2nd traffic light and turn right onto Green Street Go to Stop sign at end of Green Street and turn right onto North Street; POA office is 1/2 block on right, #218

From Route 15 (traveling North)

Follow Route 15 North through Camp Hill borough. At far end of Camp Hill just after crossing 21st Street, road splits; keep to left towards Harvey Taylor Bridge and Harrisburg (at this point you are leaving Route 15). At end of bridge proceed to 3rd traffic light (Green Street) and turn right onto Green Street. Go to Stop sign at end of Green Street and turn right onto North Street; POA office is 1/2 block on right, #218

From Route 15 (traveling South)

Upon approaching the Harrisburg area, watch for signs to Harrisburg. You also have the option of leaving Route 15 and taking Route 322 going East and follow those directions (see below) or taking Route I-81 North and follow those directions (see above). If you take neither of those and continue South toward Harrisburg, (do not follow Route 15 South into Camp Hill) immediately after passing under the Harvey Taylor Bridge, turn right into Wormleysburg, at next intersection, turn right and follow street to end which merges onto Harvey Taylor Bridge headed into the city. At end of bridge proceed to 3rd traffic light (Green Street) and turn right onto Green Street. Go to Stop sign at end of Green Street and turn right onto North Street; POA office is 1/2 block on right, #218

From Route 322 going East (from State College)

Approaching Harrisburg, exit at Linglestown Road; at end of exit ramp, turn right at light. Proceed to Front Street and turn left. Follow Front Street for about 5 miles (watch your speed). Turn left onto Forster Street (Harvey Taylor Bridge goes off to your right). Go to 2nd traffic light and turn right onto Green Street. Go to Stop sign at end of Green Street and turn right onto North Street; POA office is 1/2 block on right, #218

From Route 322 going West (from Hershey)

Approaching Harrisburg, get onto I-83 South & exit at 2nd Street (Capitol); follow 2nd Street about 1 mile. Two lights past State Street turn right onto Forster Street (Firestone Station will be on your far left at the first light which is North Street). Turn right at next light onto Green Street. Go to Stop sign at end of Green Street and turn right onto North Street; POA office is 1/2 block on right, #218

Parking Options

Seventh St. Garage: From POA office going toward Second Street; at Second Street light, turn right and go to next light (Forster Street), turn right. Proceed to 4th traffic light; parking garage is straight ahead.

From the POA office going toward Third Street; at Third Street light, turn left and go to next light (Forster St.), turn right. At the second light, the parking garage is straight ahead.

Street Parking: There is parking with meters in the blocks around the POA office. The office is in a residential area of the city. Be cautious about areas that have posted No Parking Between Specific Hours and areas that are not metered. These areas are protected for residents by not allowing parking without a permit between specific morning and evening hours.

Walnut St. (back of Hilton Hotel) Parking Garage: From POA office going toward Second Street, go straight through light at Second Street, at Stop sign turn left onto Front Street. Go to third traffic light (Market Street) and turn left onto Market. Go straight through traffic light at Second Street, and immediately past the Hilton, turn left into the alley. Go straight at the Stop sign and turn left into the parking garage entrance just before getting to Walnut Street. If you miss the entrance, turn left onto Walnut Street and immediately into the garage.

From POA office going toward Third Street, turn right at the Third Street light. At the 2nd light, (Third and Walnut Streets) turn right. Once you turn onto Walnut Street you will want to be in the left-hand lane so that you can turn left into the parking garage.