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Fort Hunter Mansion and Park

5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110-1718
+1 717-599-5751
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This isn't a one time visit!

I feel that most locals drive right by and miss all that this location offers. There are a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lori F
Enola, Pennsylvania
A Federal style Mansion, on the site of the old French and Indian War fort.

The mansion has exhibits for every season and is decorated at Christmas. There are festivals of all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Josie E
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Built on a bluff overlooking the Susquehanna River, Fort Hunter Mansion and Park has served as a war fort, a hub for frontier commerce, and an exclusive private estate. Now preserved and open to the public, Fort Hunter Mansion and Park invites you to explore Pennsylvania's rich history. Guided tours of Fort Hunter Mansion are available every day but Mondays, May through December. Admission is charged.Fort Hunter Park is open free to the public, daily from 8 am - dusk.
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5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110-1718
+1 717-599-5751
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I feel that most locals drive right by and miss all that this location offers. There are a multitude of regular festivals and events held here, great for a picnic lunch/dinner that is romantic, but perfect with friends as well. The views and grounds are...More

Thank Lori F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mansion has exhibits for every season and is decorated at Christmas. There are festivals of all sorts all year long. There are many events that are aimed at children as well as adults. The park is a wonderful quiet area to have a picnic....More

Thank Josie E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Graduation picture taking tour. It is very nice, wonderful views. The Riverside view of the west shore. Flowers, walking path,quiet, mediate place.

Thank Bishop Roberta T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I finally got to explore this little gem of historical beauty. I went there to see about possibly holding our daughters wedding and reception there. Unfortunately, the venue was a little too small for our group's size but I cannot express how impressed I was...More

Thank Vicki I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place along the Susquehanna River. Lot of history, well-preserved, with an energetic and delightful tour guide. The park across the street has s craft shack and the trees provide plenty of shade across the grounds. Ample parking.

Thank xpdebby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic tour of a home filled with original and period antiques, fascinating stories of the previous owners, Sally our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour very enjoyable!

Thank Beverly W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour differed from other historical house tours because the number of items original to the house. Larger collection than any other I've seen. Hats, shoes, dresses, quilts, jewelry. And furniture of course.

Thank Anna T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lot to do at this park. There are large open spaces for Frisbee throwing, ball kicking or just running around. Pavillions, playgrounds and lot of shade. It is a good park for bird watching because of the diverse ecosystems including wetlands and river frontage. A...More

Thank gooddog88
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Make sure to bring a camera, blanket and picnic basket. Great location outside the city near the river to relax and unwind while enjoying nature.

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

We had some time to kill so we went to this house. The tours are as needed so we didn't have to wait around. The tour took us through nearly every room (I hate tours that only show you a couple room!) and the guide...More

Thank Jenswar
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30 March 2017|
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Response from Julia H | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in Fort Hunter! The scooter will find many level areas outside in the park and the first floor of the Mansion is also accessible. Unfortunately, the second floor is not but your husband would be... More
9 September 2016|
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Response from travellsmart | Reviewed this property |
EVERYONE ABOVE stated the correct answer. They have an indoor area of a train display & a barn, where activities occur. Not that big of a deal to us. Dogs can roam the huge ground area. When, we go to our daughter's... More
27 June 2015|
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Response from Greg P | Reviewed this property |
yes, for the most part...