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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, Outdoors
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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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The tour was very in depth and interesting. The view from the mansion is also fantastic, and the tour guides were very personable and kind, as well as informed. I would recommend this to anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Joan gave my wife and me a wonderful tour of the mansion. She was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. If you enjoy learning about local history Fort Hunter is a great place to visit. For more information about Fort Hunter visit their website. Then go and check it out.

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Grantham, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you're looking for a relaxing day, plan on spending it at the park! Close to the river and plenty of shade along with tables to picnic at.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 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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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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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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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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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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