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Fort Hunter Mansion and Park

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Address: 5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110-1718
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+1 717-599-5751
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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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Amazing historical site!

Very interesting and well-maintained historical mansion on the Susquehanna River. Knowledgeable tour guides share a wealth of information about Ft. Hunter-great for the whole... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2016
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Very interesting and well-maintained historical mansion on the Susquehanna River. Knowledgeable tour guides share a wealth of information about Ft. Hunter-great for the whole family.

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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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!

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Thank snkonczyk
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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 

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Valle Crucis, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 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.

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

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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!

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Thank Christine W
HARRISBURG PA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 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!

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Thank 91timothym
Alexandria Bay, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 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 

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Falmouth, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 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 

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