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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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Centennial Barn - Birthday Party

We hosted our grandson's 2nd birthday party at the Centennial Barn. It was perfect and went along... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
via mobile
Cool green riverside mansion tour.

The well kept grounds and gravel path lead to a historic home at the north end of Harrisburg. After... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Barbara C
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 19 June 2017 via mobile

We hosted our grandson's 2nd birthday party at the Centennial Barn. It was perfect and went along with our Farm Animals/Tractor theme. We rented the small room in the Centennial Barn, and glad that we did because it was a sizzling hot and humid day,...More

Thank SeeTheWorldX3
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The well kept grounds and gravel path lead to a historic home at the north end of Harrisburg. After a 5 min. intro film, the friendly guides take one on a tour of a house that dates from pre-Revolution to the 1930s. Nearly 70% of...More

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Toured this mansion today. It is literally a hidden treasure tucked away in Harrisburg. I cannot say enough about all the amazing furnishings and collections in this mansion. Our tour guide Molly was wonderful and so very knowledgeable. The whole feel of this historic mansion...More

Thank jgl22
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Our family enjoyed seeing this place. The house itself has been very well cared for over the decades, the furnishings are all period, and the staff is friendly. A good, educational visit with many glimpses of historical life. My wife says five stars, I say...More

Thank Kiernan820
Reviewed 10 June 2017

My wife and I took the tour of the mansion last weekend: very impressive, and the guides had a lot of stories about the lives of the owners that made it even more interesting. This site is also the location of what sounds to be...More

Thank _dferg17045
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Nice park with new bench swings that overlook the river. A few walking paths. There is a large field to play ball. Also a children's playground. Pavilions and picnic tables. Worth a visit

Thank gmbowers
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

A neat house to visit and envision the past. Lots of interesting articles of clothing, jewelry, household items, and furniture from the previous owners. If you're lucky, you'll get Molly for a guide.

1  Thank Linny_10
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We really enjoy this mansion. Full of history. Well maintained. The staff is very nice and have full knowledge of the place. Love the kitchen and the bedrooms. You can also have a nice park to have a picnic under lovely trees. Fee 7 per...More

Thank Normiami
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The property is beautiful. The new Park area flows along the river to a small Church. The rest is across the road. Nice picnic area with things for the kids to do. There is an old covered bridge. History everywhere. The walking tour brochures are...More

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The mansion tour was good for the cold rainy day it was when I was there. Stunning location right on the river. As an out of town visitor...it was worth a couple of hours.

Thank Born2go
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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
8 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...