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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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Beautiful location and enthusiastic, friendly staff. Learned a lot about the history of the property on the tour and enjoyed the gorgeous view, architecture, and furnishings of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Bronx, New York
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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful location and enthusiastic, friendly staff. Learned a lot about the history of the property on the tour and enjoyed the gorgeous view, architecture, and furnishings of the house. The park on the property looked inviting as well. We saw people setting up for a wedding outside the mansion in a picturesque setting. Absolutely worth checking out (even the room... More 

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Alexandria Bay, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Came to Harrisburg to see this and was worth the time and effort!! Guide was good and displays in house very interesting. Would do it again!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

There are really two parks which are separated by the road. The mansion, river walk, and a playground are on one side of the park. On the other side you can find the barn, a large playground, sports field, and some of the largest trees (MASSIVE) in the area (state?).

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PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Loved the house tour with Bob Wilson and the setting. Wish the barn was open and part of the daily tour.

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We stopped here and were pleasantly surprised. We had a tour guide take us through the house and tell us about the family that lived there. The grounds/flowers were beautiful. A beautiful place to have a picnic.

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Central Penna.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I've been to both the park and launch and liked both experiences. Lately ... I mean twice in the last 2 weeks, I've used the launch. It is not overused and nice to launch from with a small johnboat. There are tons of canoes and kayaks there too but you still can easily go right to the ramp and launch... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Well done and well worth the visit. Covers more than 300 years of Central Pennsylvania history. Docents provide small group tours with fascinating narrative and time to answer all questions.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Lovely waterfront Historical mansion. The docent gave a thorough tour of property relating local history and the building with its occupants contribution to both. The tour was inexpensive.The rest of the park is forgettable. It includes a parking lot and a large barn which was closed. The mansion and parking area is bisected by a very busy highway which would... More 

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Ashville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

First time to this park. We took the kids to explore the park area, and did a nature scavenger hunt. I wish we would have known about this place sooner! You can easily spend 2 hours there, walking the trails, enjoying the pavilions and picnic tables, play ball or Frisbee, or just use the playground areas. We saw a family... More 

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Westminster MD
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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