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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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A nice site

This is a nice little site that's worth stopping to see. It's a little off the beaten path. But I... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Yekaterinburg, Russia

Although it was extremely hot( they had hand fans) Bob did a great job of explaining the history... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
Chesterland, Ohio
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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 22 August 2016

This is a nice little site that's worth stopping to see. It's a little off the beaten path. But I enjoyed the scenery and architecture here.

Thank norgeva
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Although it was extremely hot( they had hand fans) Bob did a great job of explaining the history and the people of that time period. the Mansion was beautiful as wee the grounds.

Thank 1964beatles
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The park and buildings were beautiful. We were not sure why 2/3 of the parking was closed. The trees in the area are huge. The area had many people enjoying the weather. We saw only one family having a picnic. It was a Tuesday that...More

Thank Bob19512014
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Authentic mansion and out buildings. Many original pieces of period family furniture and clothing. Knowledgeable tour guide.

Thank mariavhaag
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We enjoyed our tour of this house. Our guide, Liz, did a great job. She was really friendly and spent time explaining a lot of the house and it's history.

Thank Mary O
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The tour was great - beautiful old house. Very interesting to see the old and new sections. I also enjoyed the Downton Abbey exhibit.

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Fort Hunter Mansion and Park is a beautiful little oasis. There is a restored barn which houses various activities. The grounds are green and beautiful. You can relax or immerse yourself in history by taking a tour of the mansion. The view of the...More

1  Thank mkdon1
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Fort Hunter is a great place to explore by yourself, with friends or family. Accessible to walking along the river, playground for children and picnic areas. Many people go out fishing from here. Thanks to Dauphin County Parks & Recreation, they support and fund many...More

Thank travellsmart
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Nice Historic place starting from the mid 1700's to the late 1800's. Great place to take your kids & have a picnic. There are a limited number of small grills for public use or you can take your own. You can go down to the...More

1  Thank Robert Z
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This place is gorgeous and rich in history. You can walk along the river on the property and enjoy the view or tour the house or walk the rest of the property and see all the other buildings. There are picnic areas, playgrounds and plenty...More

Thank jennreep
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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...