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Address: 5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110-1718
Phone Number: +1 717-599-5751

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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Nice old house to tour as well as the barn and another old house

I was there late summer 2016. I had a tour of the fort hunter mansion. The tour guide was pleasant and informative. I enjoyed looking at the old house and grounds. I also... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Marco Island, Florida
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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there late summer 2016. I had a tour of the fort hunter mansion. The tour guide was pleasant and informative. I enjoyed looking at the old house and grounds. I also toured the large old barn and another house near the barn. Following the tour I drove down the road by the second old house (on the left,... More 

Thank william723
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here on a whim, and I was pleasantly surprised! The mansion is lovely, and has lots of history. The tour guides were well-informed, and it was genuinely a great tour!

Thank snkonczyk
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a hidden jewel hidden in plain sight. I have been to their park across many times and has no idea this Mansion was open to the public. The tour guide very interesting and explained things in a way that 15 8-9 year olds were drawn to her stories. They have it kept very nicely. It's definitely worth going... More 

Thank margusVM
Valle Crucis, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I toured the mansion and really enjoyed the history of the home as well as the well preserved artifacts.

Thank adjens
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Whether you're a nature lover, city dweller or just curious about local history Ft. Hunter should be on your "places I MUST visit" list. There are events going on at any given time whether it's an outdoor concert, family theatre after dark or an appreciation for Native Americans there's something happening to appeal to everyone. Any time of year there's... More 

Thank Anonymouswriter1968
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Beautifully preserved. Minimal interpretation, which is a shame, but well worth the visit. The fort is across the street from the Visitors Center. Former prison for confederate POWs stillness original bunks!

Thank Christine W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I'm impressed with what they have done. This site has come a long way. Great place for pictures, and picture taking. They have increased the amount of events both free and paid this year. Keep up the good work. My family loves the park, playground and mansion. Take the tour at least once!

Thank 91timothym
Alexandria Bay, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Had an hour or so after the Capitol and decided to check out Fort Hunter. It was a beautiful day and just sitting on the benches and swings was nice. Went to the mansion and was greeted by Molly who took our money and left us to watch a five minute video with a little history of the mansion. She... More 

Thank SusanRVer
Falmouth, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

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 

Thank Diane H
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

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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