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Fort Hunter Mansion and Park

5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110-1718
+1 717-599-5751
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A lovely riverfront park on the beautiful Susquehanna River

Lot to do at this park. There are large open spaces for Frisbee throwing, ball kicking or just... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
Marysville, Pennsylvania
Great Location by the River for Picnics and More

Make sure to bring a camera, blanket and picnic basket. Great location outside the city near the... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
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 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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5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110-1718
+1 717-599-5751
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Lot to do at this park. There are large open spaces for Frisbee throwing, ball kicking or just running around. Pavillions, playgrounds and lot of shade. It is a good park for bird watching because of the diverse ecosystems including wetlands and river frontage. A...More

Thank gooddog88
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Make sure to bring a camera, blanket and picnic basket. Great location outside the city near the river to relax and unwind while enjoying nature.

1  Thank miller665
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We had some time to kill so we went to this house. The tours are as needed so we didn't have to wait around. The tour took us through nearly every room (I hate tours that only show you a couple room!) and the guide...More

Thank Jenswar
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We hosted our grandson's 2nd birthday party at the Centennial Barn. It was perfect and went along with our Farm Animals/Tractor theme. We rented the small room in the Centennial Barn, and glad that we did because it was a sizzling hot and humid day,...More

Thank SeeTheWorldX3
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The well kept grounds and gravel path lead to a historic home at the north end of Harrisburg. After a 5 min. intro film, the friendly guides take one on a tour of a house that dates from pre-Revolution to the 1930s. Nearly 70% of...More

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Toured this mansion today. It is literally a hidden treasure tucked away in Harrisburg. I cannot say enough about all the amazing furnishings and collections in this mansion. Our tour guide Molly was wonderful and so very knowledgeable. The whole feel of this historic mansion...More

Thank jgl22
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Our family enjoyed seeing this place. The house itself has been very well cared for over the decades, the furnishings are all period, and the staff is friendly. A good, educational visit with many glimpses of historical life. My wife says five stars, I say...More

Thank Kiernan820
Reviewed 10 June 2017

My wife and I took the tour of the mansion last weekend: very impressive, and the guides had a lot of stories about the lives of the owners that made it even more interesting. This site is also the location of what sounds to be...More

Thank _dferg17045
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Nice park with new bench swings that overlook the river. A few walking paths. There is a large field to play ball. Also a children's playground. Pavilions and picnic tables. Worth a visit

Thank gmbowers
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

A neat house to visit and envision the past. Lots of interesting articles of clothing, jewelry, household items, and furniture from the previous owners. If you're lucky, you'll get Molly for a guide.

1  Thank Linny_10
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30 March 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
9 September 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
27 June 2015|
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Response from Greg P | Reviewed this property |
yes, for the most part...