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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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Built on a bluff overlooking the Susquehanna River, Fort Hunter Mansion and...

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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Great views of the Susquehanna

Historic house and farm buildings. We went when these were closed and I gave it a very good rating simply for its views of the Susquehanna (park borders the river). Also, an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
JohnnJack
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Historic house and farm buildings. We went when these were closed and I gave it a very good rating simply for its views of the Susquehanna (park borders the river). Also, an excellent view of the Rockville Bridge, which, at the time of its completion in 1902, was, and remains, the longest stone masonry arch railroad viaduct in the world.

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

If you want to witness, and see past History, see old world beauty, nice Wilderness; there is no need to travel far. Just take a short trip down Front Street.

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Thank spcharest
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The history of the buildings and grounds are amazing! The view of the Susquahanna are fabulous! This is all very well kept and enjoyable!

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Thank Laurie M
Red Lion, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

My sister & I went here Friday after Thanksgiving. The docent was very knowledgeable and pleasant. She went out of her way to make us comfortable. History of the mansion is amazing. Buildings are beautiful. Great photo area.

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Thank mjgrandmama
Holland, Michigan
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155 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We are so glad we found out about this place! It is a MUST see if you are in the Harrisburg area! The grounds and the views are spectacular! We ended up with two guides the day we were there. Julia showed us the upper floor and her enthusiasm for the place is infectious! She truly loves it! Our main... More 

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Thank 123Freckles
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We just went to Fort Hunter day and had a great time listening to the folk singers, walking around the beautiful grounds and watching people. Very nice!

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Thank TMHowe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The guide we had was so. Knowledgeable about the history of the house. Great park and attraction to visit. Beautiful grounds and very well kept house. Loved this tour.

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1 Thank CEtravelMa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

This was a spur of the moment visit, and we are VERY glad we stopped by. Molly gave us a great tour; very informative, very thorough, and very knowledgeable. Yet, she had a great sense of humor and was not too serious about her job. I think this is a great visit for families, especially those witj young girls -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Great experience! Our tour guide Molly was extremely sweet and patient even with our cranky toddler. Beautiful scenery and a well preserved piece of history. They even threw in some Downton references which always makes me happy.

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York, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I found the history interesting, but what was even more surprising to me was some of the antiques you will see inside the Fort Hunter Mansion. I grew up with antiques and thought I seen them all. Not so! I seen some today that I've never seen before. Like the "bathtub/shower" for instance. I loved a lot of the fascinating... More 

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