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About Us

We're Just Like You!

I love being the owner of Once Upon A Child Harrisburg! Since taking over in November 2010, we have incorporated several new policy changes that have made the buying and selling experience more customer friendly. We are striving to continue to improve your shopping and buying experience, so look for many more changes to come. 

My husband and I are both Harrisburg natives and except for four years of college at Villanova (Go Wildcats!) and my husband’s ten year stint in the U.S. Navy, we have lived in Harrisburg all our lives. We are excited to serve our friends and neighbors in Harrisburg and the surrounding areas. We firmly believe in building strong customer relationships, providing excellent customer service and offering value and safety to our customers. We are always open to your suggestions and feedback, so stop by and see us soon!

Pam Madden


We were voted 2015, 2016, 2017 AND 2018 "Simply The Best" in kids' resale/consignment by Harrisburg Magazine!


Central Penn Parent Family Favorite Award 2017.
Voted 'BEST' in category by readers or Central Penn Parent for the past 8 years!

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Our Locations


Gold Standard

3849 Union Deposit Road
Harrisburg, PA 17109
717-540-7840 - Map - Hours
Mon09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Tues09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Wed09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Thu09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Fri09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Sat09:30 AM-08:00 PM
Sun12:00 PM-06:00 PM
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