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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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Ravenna, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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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Lebanon, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The mansion is absolutely beautiful. All of the rooms have mostly original furniture. The docents are very knowledgeable about the period and the people that lived in the mansion. Very nice trip.

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

They have great playground, soccer or volleyball area's. I really love the side along the river where I have witnessed many picnics with free outdoor grills for barbeques. It is very scenic and well kept. The programs they have throughout the year are educational and fun. Great group of people running that place. This is also a wondeful place for... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Overlooks the Susquehanna River...very peaceful and relaxing. There are Flower Shows & Wine Festivals that we visit every year!

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Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

On Saturday we took a short trip to tour Fort Hunter near Harrisburg. We had happened to see it on our way home from another trip but it had been closed when we came past then. The adjacent park is open daily from dawn to dusk but the mansion is opened Tues. through Sat from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.... More

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nyc
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

the place closes around 5pm, so early! but i was nice to visit. not that big though and charges fees

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Aurora, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Great attraction with historical significance. Well preserved by the last owner who turned it into a museum. A large portions of the items are original to the previous owners. Bob was a wonderful tour guide.

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We took a short trip from home to tour Fort Hunter Mansion and grounds on a Front Street just north of Harrisburg. So glad we did. Julia our tour guide was awesome. She was very informative and took her time. The mansion tour lasted about 1.5 hours, then we walked the grounds. Well worth the time and money.

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Rio Grande NJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Lovely, relaxing historic site along the Susquehanna. Sorry we got there too late for the tour, but even the self-guided tour brochure & building info displays are very helpful.

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