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Fort Hunter Mansion and Park

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History at your fingertips

Informative tour through the house. Beautiful views of the river and you can get a glimpse what... read more

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Rosemarie C
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Riverfront Mansion

Beautiful Views! Right on the Susquehanna River. Just fantastic. Big park. Great for cookouts and... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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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...more
5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110-1718
+1 717-599-5751
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Informative tour through the house. Beautiful views of the river and you can get a glimpse what life was like a few centuries ago.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rosemarie C
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Beautiful Views! Right on the Susquehanna River. Just fantastic. Big park. Great for cookouts and family get togethers.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Melissa7170
Reviewed November 28, 2018

The history of the mansion was interesting to learn about and how safe it was above the Susquehanna river from flooding. It's a great place to see when open for tours.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robert D
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Enjoy a very informative tour of the Fort Hunter Mansion. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable about all the history of this beautiful home and surrounding area. Will definitely go back!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

The tour of the Fort Hunter Mansion was insightful and interesting. I showed up on a day that the dedicated to giving tours to groups of kids. Needless to say it was a breath of fresh air seeing the venue educate children on the history...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

Wonderful place for a picnic, a great place for walking, very family friendly. This place has a lot of special events for the whole family to attend, all year.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

Fist time when we have been there it was an event. We were wondered-handmade stuff, craft items, master class for making carpets, old carpets, history sections,education section about animals, birds,hunting... Outside-hiking, different kind of sport competitions, music, food-everythin in one place. So we were excited...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dragostina
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting with well informed tour guide. A well kept local example of early America. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank tomandsandra1955
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoy the home and House tour was given by Susan. Very knowledgeable and enjoyable to ask questions concerning the period of living at Fort Hunter.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pdlsd
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Historical mansion, restored outbuildings, walking trails, views of the river - what more could you ask for? Looking to enjoy the fall weather, went here to walk around. Informative signs along the walking trail detail the history of the land and families who lived there....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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March 29, 2017|
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Response from Julia H | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in Fort Hunter! The scooter will find many level areas outside in the park and the first floor of the Mansion is also accessible. Unfortunately, the second floor is not but your husband would be... More
September 8, 2016|
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Response from travellsmart | Reviewed this property |
EVERYONE ABOVE stated the correct answer. They have an indoor area of a train display & a barn, where activities occur. Not that big of a deal to us. Dogs can roam the huge ground area. When, we go to our daughter's... More
June 27, 2015|
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Response from Greg P | Reviewed this property |
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