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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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Built on a bluff overlooking the Susquehanna River, Fort Hunter Mansion and...

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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The Fort Hunter Mansion and Park is a beautiful little oasis. There is a restored barn which houses various activities. The grounds are green and beautiful. You can relax or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Fort Hunter Mansion and Park is a beautiful little oasis. There is a restored barn which houses various activities. The grounds are green and beautiful. You can relax or immerse yourself in history by taking a tour of the mansion. The view of the Susquehanna River and The historic Rockville Bridge is fantastic. There are picnic tables in shaded... More 

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Harrisburg pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fort Hunter is a great place to explore by yourself, with friends or family. Accessible to walking along the river, playground for children and picnic areas. Many people go out fishing from here. Thanks to Dauphin County Parks & Recreation, they support and fund many activities here. Their is a huge grass area for sports. Just a very relaxing, CLEAN... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice Historic place starting from the mid 1700's to the late 1800's. Great place to take your kids & have a picnic. There are a limited number of small grills for public use or you can take your own. You can go down to the river & fish or swim, The Fort Hunter Boat ramp is located near by. There... More 

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Stoystown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is gorgeous and rich in history. You can walk along the river on the property and enjoy the view or tour the house or walk the rest of the property and see all the other buildings. There are picnic areas, playgrounds and plenty of parking.

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Thank jennreep
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family was vacationing in Harrisburg area last week and we toured Ft Hunter. Although it was late in the day, Molly was very friendly, welcoming and informative. She did a great job connecting with our kids, who are 8 and 11. They really enjoyed the tour as well. Lovely house, great history and Molly did a GREAT job. Recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds and park were beautiful with a charming river walk. Everything was well maintained and the charming old house was very inviting. This tour included many well preserved artifacts.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have spent many hours at Fort Hunter. It is a beautiful public park situated on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The mansion is beautiful and worth touring. And the grounds are wonderful. There are all sorts of events held here, including the Dauphin County Wine Festival (Spring), Fort Hunter Day (Fall) and various concerts. There is also a... More 

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National Park, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I walked and visited this area recently. A very nice mansion with very nice grounds. Very nice walking area along the Susquehanna River. Very nice play grounds.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide, Carl, gave us a thorough tour of the house, showing us many things and explaining the people's way of life back then. It was very interesting to listen and to learn. All of the staff were very hospitable and kind. 5/5

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

First of all, our hostess (notice I DID NOT say tour guide), Molly was absolutely fabulous. As we proceeded through the mansion, we were very pleased with Molly's knowledge, and didn't seem to mind my incessant questions about the property or the history. In short order we felt like we were taking to a family member. I believe Molly has... More 

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