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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 24 attractions in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We attended an event here held by the library for it's summer reading participants. The grounds were really nice! There was lots of space for things to do, plenty of parking, clean bathrooms and the barn was air conditioned (thank goodness, it was HOT outside.) And the playground near the picnic pavilions were a welcome place to sit and let... More

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Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Took my son on a whim after reading reviews. Knowledgeable tour guide through the mansion and great price of $5 for me and $3 for my student son. They also have senior price. Took a map and walked the grounds too. Would be great for a picnic on the grounds too. Didn't realize you can also rent several venues for... More

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Rapid City
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The mansion was very interesting and fun to go through. The tour guide, Susan, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I would recommend to anyone who has an hour to spend. My teenager thought it was cool

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Our tour guide was knowledgable and funny. The history of the families that lived there is interesting and the furniture and paintings are beautiful. Way worth the measly $5 fee. They should charge more.

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State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Julia was an awesome tour guide. The tour was nothing short of AMAZING!!!! The history of the home and surrounding areas is incredible! The tour included interactive questions and answer sessions for my kids to keep them entertained. Each room contains period pieces of furniture, knickknacks, clothing, linens, china, kitchen tools, etc. Julia was quick to ask questions and full... More

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Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

What made this place "excellent" was the guide, Bob. He described the history of the mansion and explained the purpose of the various rooms and the items in the rooms and on the grounds. It was a very detailed and thorough tour, and we learned a lot. The views of the Susquehanna are very lovely, and the entire park is... More

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Harrisburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Clean park with beautiful riverfront views and historical real estate. The mansion itself was authentic with most items being original from the era the families lived in. Tour guide Molly was very informative and had a warm personality. Admission: $3-5 per person. You may spend around 2 hours visiting the area, more if you have a picnic.

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York Haven, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Our women's group had the delightful experience of a guided tour of the Mansion by a knowledgeable docent. She conducted us through the Mansion and delivered a commentary on the history of Ft. Hunter including all the buildings and grounds. It was very interesting and well worth the trip. All participants gave it high marks. (We did not visit the... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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6 reviews 6 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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