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Fort Hunter Mansion and Park

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Address: 5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110-1718
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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Archaelogy right underf the house!

This house is on County property as part of a park system. Located on the banks of the Susquehana River, the house tour is a real treat with big, beautiful rooms. There is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Diane H
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Falmouth, Maine
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Falmouth, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This house is on County property as part of a park system. Located on the banks of the Susquehana River, the house tour is a real treat with big, beautiful rooms. There is a small admission fee -- plan about 45 minutes for the tour. Each summer, students continue an archaeological dig -- as original Fort Hunter was known to... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ft. Hunter has numerous events during the year, many aimed at adults, such as the Wine and Jazz Festival, but many more especially for families with children. Ft. Hunter Day emphasizes our American Indian heritage as well as archeology, farming and games of the past for children. At Christmas, there is a model train display among other Christmas displays. Children... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mansion was very well kept up and gave insight into the history of the area and into what life was like in the 18th and 19th centuries. Tour was informative. Molly was outstanding.

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Thank Michael G
Nashville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son chose this spot because my daughter was on a tight time schedule before leaving for the Baltimore airport and we just wanted a nice place to take a walk and relax with her before she left. It was perfect. Gorgeous estate along the river with lovely walking paths and lots of picnic tables and benches with a river... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I first saw this on Tripadvisor I knew I had to come and visit. Getting a taxi to take me to this area was tough so if you're like me and don't drive just bare that in mind, and it's definitely not an attraction you can simply walk to from downtown Harrisburg to the outskirts of the city. But... More 

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Cutler, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a multi faceted spot! We went there the first time for a Jazz and Wine festival - then went a second time just to enjoy the grounds with a walk along the Susquehanna. The third time, we launched our kayaks and then I returned today to do a photo shoot at the mansion. Check it out - I... More 

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bob was our tour guide and was amazing! Very personable, knowledgeable, and went above and beyond the typical tour. Amazing place to learn about the history of the Susquehanna River and Harrisburg area. Beautiful house, furniture, and park. Great place to just stop and watch the trains!

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Waverly, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You get a private tour of the mansion....it's a tour of a beautiful home and you have a tour guide with you that takes you in every room and gives you the history of the room and it's contents....very interesting.... if you type in the address on your phone make sure you say North Front St. .....we went downtown Harrisburg... More 

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PA., USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Hunter offers many different festivals thru out the year. Everything from a Wine Fest, to Christmas Pageants. There is something for everyone. The old building are a must see. It is also a great place to just take a stroll in the park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a history buff by any means. I live 7 minutes away and never realized the strategic impact of that location and whst life was life and the interesting family who built and lived there. I wish I'd checked it out sooner! Also, if you have kids, the gift shop is budget friendly:)

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