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Fort Hunter Mansion and Park
Ranked #3 of 53 things to do in Harrisburg
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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.
Crownsville, Maryland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 8, 2012

Our recent visit to the Fort Hunter mansion and grounds was a very worthwhile endeavor. The home is very well maintained and the tour was especially well done. not rushed allowing lots of time for questions and answers.It is unusual to find original furnishings, actually used, still intact to represent a lifestyle. Kudos to our guide for a job well done.
The setting on the Susquehanna is striking.
The grounds and many outbuildings warrant as much time exploring as the mansion itself.
It was a treat to see a historical site so well maintained and available to the public.
There was a wedding taking place on the grounds during our visit, which added to our enjoyment.

Visited September 2012
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English first
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice relaxing day!”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

It was Labor Day, and I was a rainy day, but there was no rain over lunch in the afternoon for a Picnic, The View across the Susquehanna River was Fantastic!! There are a few shelters with tables and a few tables scattered through out the park. We can't wait to go back and take the tour through the Mansion which is really cool! Big Large House built in 3 stages, and other out buildings and a Huge Barn. They are digging in the back or the house to find remains of the Fort itself. The Kids had a good time!!

Visited September 2012
Thank leapy1415
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Place for a Get-Together”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

The Harrisburg PS4RS group just hosted a get-together there recently, and it was a great location! Plenty of space, friendly county staff to whom I spoke about renting, etc., and overall it was a delightful evening! I recommend thi site to anyone wanting to hold an event in the Harrisburg area!

Visited August 2012
Thank PSUForever1
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Palmyra, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great tour!”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

We took our house guests to tour this site. We had a great tour, learned a lot. It was interesting even to our out-of-town guests. The guide was especially well informed and could answer all of our questions.

Visited August 2012
Thank Milly K
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Upper Sandusky, Ohio, United States
1 review
“Good Tour!”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

This was a nice, guided tour of the Fort Hunter Mansion. Beginning with a short video and complete with the opportunity to look at many collections, both from previous owners of the property, and local donations, it was a very simple, yet enjoyable way to spend the morning. Each room is set up, representing the era and visitors are welcome to look around. There is also an opportunity for a self-guided walking tour of the grounds and additional buildings across the road.

Visited August 2012
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