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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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This is a wonderful place to just enjoy the grounds both in the barn area and around and in the Mansion and so much information saved for all to enjoy. Thanks you have made it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Shermans Dale, Pennsylvania
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Shermans Dale, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is a wonderful place to just enjoy the grounds both in the barn area and around and in the Mansion and so much information saved for all to enjoy. Thanks you have made it well worth the visit a gem for Harrisburg

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Red Lion, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We visited Fort Hunter on a lovely spring day. We took the mansion tour and walked around the park grounds. The tour was interesting with a lot of original period pieces in the house and our tour guide was quite knowledgeable. We then walked around outside to see some of the other historic buildings on the grounds (I don't think... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I went up here to check out a temporary art exhibit with a friend, but wound up getting a full tour of the mansion and a lot of historical background. This is a very beautiful park, and there are a lot of events held on the grounds throughout the year. I would recommend this to anyone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

It was a wonderful experience. The home was beautiful tied with a very interesting history. If you enjoy museums and history, this is a great place to visit. We had Sue as our tour guide and she made it come alive. Really appreciated her knowledge of the former families and the history of not only the house but the war... More 

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Palmyra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Fort Hunter has a history going back to the 1700's, through the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War and other colonial events. The mansion on the property reflects 3 different incarnations of a family home; a two room frontier cabin, the handsome and well appointed addition of the 1800's and a rustic summer kitchen. What makes this home special... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Enjoyed ride from downtown to Fort Hunter, they were having a festival and we enjoyed walking around the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

This is an excellent piece of history that is open to the public. The scenery around the property is awesome and the guided tour of the mansion was very nice. This is an excellent place to spend a few hours on a nice day.

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Roanoke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I took a tour of Fort Hunter yesterday, Friday, April 24, 2015. I found the setting to be very nice. The house is well appointed and is in very good shape. There is a fascinating history that goes along with this property.

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Harrisburg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Nice location along the Susquehanna River. Occaisional tours of the historic house. Very large, architecturally interesting and well maintained barn. Grounds are nothing special, but are okay, offering a great view of the river, particularly at sunset. You can launch a boat nearby.

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Clinton, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Not much to see there other than the mansion. It is a cute pace to get out of the car and walk for a few minutes by the river.

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