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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 25 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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Marietta
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90 reviews 90 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

A great old mansion with a lovely manager, Molly. She was warm and inviting and gave us an entertaining and informative tour. We were a little concerned when the front door was locked, so do ring the bell. You won't be sorry. The views from the upstairs rooms is spectacular...I want to live there! Don't expect the Biltmore House or... More

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Littlestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed the tour of the gorgeous mansion. Our young tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and patient. Afterward we toured about half of the outdoor grounds, and will go back again.

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We often walk the grounds of the Fort Hunter Mansion and the Centennial Barn. Usually we walk the area on the side where the barn, covered bridge and a few other historic buildings are located. Posters tell of the history of the area and we enjoy the nature found on the grounds especially the wetland area. Play areas, picnic tables... More

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Crozet, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Staff over there are extremely nice. The park(right in front of the mansion) is very peaceful right near the river and you can enjoy shades under the trees. Inside the mansion, a lady who gives tour, explained every litle thing that you could possibly have a question for. Tour was in fact more interesting than those huge museums in big... More

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washington dc
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87 reviews 87 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Stopped by to see the park. Very peaceful and tranquil. Great house and outbuildings. Fantastic views of the river and stone railroad bridge. So much history about the family that lived here and social issues with slavery and war. A local must stop when in the area. The archeological dig looks to be very interesting.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews 98 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I didn't even come close to exploring the whole thing but there was some nice art, history, and views. I will definitely check it out again next time I am there. It was very peaceful.

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Milford
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were just a bit disappointed here because the screen door to the mansion and tour stays locked until time for a tour. Inside is also the gift shop we would have loved to peruse while waiting. Because an earlier group took extra time, we were not able to stay for the tour. But, an archaeological dig taking place on... More

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I had never heard of Fort Hunter until I saw it listed on Trip Advisor. Since my husband and I were going to be in the Harrisburg area, we decided to stop and tour the mansion. Our tour guide, Carl, was very knowledgeable. The house and grounds are beautiful and contain so much history from the 1700s up to the... More

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Ravenna, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We went here on spur of the moment and enjoyed our visit. The tour was informative and we appreciated the original furnishings. It was interesting to watch the archeologists digging and observing the items they've found. Apparently they're only there for a short time. We didn't have any more time to explore the park and other buildings.

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Columbia, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

We took the tour from a lady that gave us one of the best or the best mansion tour we've experienced by taking us through the generations of residents and the property history. We suggested she visit Hampton National Historic Site in Towson MD next time she visits MD to see parallels in the properties history. Both are worth the... More

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