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Fort Hunter Mansion and Park

5300 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA
(717) 599-5751
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Ranked #3 of 23 attractions in Harrisburg
Type: Parks
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

very laid back place. situated on a very attractive bluff on the Susquehanna river, an 18th century house, barn and assorted related buildings are available for exploration; an excellent trek back into revolutionary times

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Souderton, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I had a few hours and found this gem. Beautiful location and grounds to relax on. There was a house tour and also a nice gift shop. The staff was welcoming. I would like to go back again sometime.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Great view of the river, exellent for sunsets, cute little wildlife,clean,....There are lots of places to get a good lunch around the park locale....There are a few picnic tables...or parking spots with a good view.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

My fiance and I came here to get engagement pictures because this park is beautiful and hosts a diverse range of settings. You have river pictures, stone building pictures, barn pictures, swing pictures, and to top it off, a covered bridge. Great park!

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harrisburg, pa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

During Christmas is decorated in old fashioned design and was candle lit. Truly enjoyed the guided tour. Would like to do again.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

What an enjoyable experience. I was out driving with my Maltese, Grace, and decided to stop by the park. I love history and went into the mansion where I was greeted by a woman named Eni. She said that no one else was here so I could tour the mansion with my Gracie if I carried her. Eni was incredible.... More

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Harrisburg, Pa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I was scheduled to give a presentation at this venue and found the facilities to be excellent and the staff to be helpful and knowledgeable. Well worth the visit.

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PA
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

My husband and I wanted to enjoy a nice Saturday in our area. We found the Fort Hunter Mansion and Park to be delightful. We love museums and historical sites. We were very pleased with the 45 minute personal tour we had of the mansion. If is very beautiful inside and out. There is also a park and other sites... More

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Hershey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

If you are a history buff you will like this park, if you are not you will still like it. A beautiful location along the river, great place for a picnic. The wine and music fests draw a big crowd.

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Bergen County, NJ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Visiting Harrisburg for the first time, the four of us were very happy that we included this historic site in our two day stay. It is on a beautiful location and the tour guide was excellent. The small gift shop is lovely. The grounds, overlooking the Susquehanna River, are spectacular.

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