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Fort Hunter Mansion and Park

Address: 5300 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA
Phone Number: (717) 599-5751
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Ranked #3 of 43 things to do in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Built on a bluff overlooking the Susquehanna River, Fort Hunter Mansion and Park has served as a...
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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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State College, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Beautiful historic location. We fish at the boat launch in the susquehanna occasionally. Great for walking and if you watch their calendar of events there is always something going on.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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7 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We visited on a day of bad weather, so we skipped the park and toured the mansion. Our tour guide was well informed and pleasant. The mansion is perched on a bluff overlooking the Susquehanna. The view is breathtakingly beautiful! History lovers will adore this place.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Fort Hunter is a nice, family friendly park where you can take a walk around the park along the old canals.. You can also play in either of their 2, super-fun playgrounds! We didn't actually pay to tour the museum, but the mansion looked gorgeous from the outside. It's a great place to go to get pictures of the Rockville... More 

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Julia H, Manager at Fort Hunter Mansion and Park, responded to this review

We are glad you had a good visit to Fort Hunter Park and thank you for bringing your experience with the dog to our attention. Dogs are definitly allowed and welcomed at Fort Hunter Park and I am sorry that you had a negative experience with the Security Guard. We were unaware that a "no dog" policy was being enforced... More 

Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My brother and sister in-law were up for Thanksgiving and I thought a tour of the Fort Hunter Mansion would be a nice side visit. The weather was not that nice but the inside of the mansion was very comfortable. We watched a brief movie about the estate and were then greeted by Susan Skelly, who would be our tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Marietta
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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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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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