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Fort Hunter Mansion and Park

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Address: 5300 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA
Phone Number: (717) 599-5751
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Description: Built on a bluff overlooking the Susquehanna River, Fort Hunter Mansion...
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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Wedding Spectacular!!!

It was such a lovely location for my daughter and new son-in-law's wedding ceremony. Well cared for grounds and picturesque location made for a very special day and great photo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Westminster MD
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Westminster MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It was such a lovely location for my daughter and new son-in-law's wedding ceremony. Well cared for grounds and picturesque location made for a very special day and great photo opportunities.!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

From a family picnic to a romantic evening by the river.....Fort Hunter is your place. Walk the spacious grounds, soak in the history, pack a nibble, and enjoy. They even have a playground for the kiddos...if you are looking for free fun for the whole family or jus some much needed loved one time, Fort Hunter has it!!!

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Hillsboro, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This place is really good the tour was really fun in 15 and so thought this house was very interesting I would recommend this place to anybody in the Harrisburg area

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Spring Grove, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Fort Hunter is a very impressive home and the authenticity of preservation and furnishings were fantastic. The tour of the home was excellent with a very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. I would be happy to go back for a tour again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

even though we visited after-hours, the Fort Hunter property is beautiful to walk-around and enjoy. There's few quiet places to walk next to the Susquehanna River

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This river-edge mansion is quite interesting and worth a visit. It has quite an interesting history involving families and its evolution as a county-operated facility. The surrounding park and grounds are pleasant and appear to be used for special events that are noted in the handouts you receive when taking the mansion tour. Our only concern was with the docent... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

While visiting relatives in the Harrisburg area, we had a few hours to kill on a beautiful Friday afternoon. We decided to stop at the Fort Hunter Mansion for a tour before walking along the Susquehanna River. We were pleasantly surprised by the interesting tour of the Hunter Mansion, kept in the style of its family history. Our tour guide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have lived in the Harrisburg region my whole life and only just discovered Fort Hunter. The house tour was well done and very informative. So much history in my backyard!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This park offers a great escape to the sounds of our time. Wine and beer festivals and concerts are all played here. I highly recommend the beer and wine festivals.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My sister and I visited Fort Hunter on July 26, 2015. Our tour guide, Molly, was very knowledgeable about the history of the mansion, the families who lived there, and the lifestyle of those times. The picnic/playground area across from the mansion is clean and beautifully kept. Fort Hunter is well worth a visit, both as a piece of local... More 

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Address: 5300 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA
Phone Number: (717) 599-5751
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg

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