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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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Visit Fort Hunter While in Harrisburg

If you love history, Fort Hunter is a must-see attraction while in Harrisburg, PA. Fort Hunter Park... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
KCNPA
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Molly was an excllent guide

We enjoy visiting historic homes with all the household items on display. Each row as filled with... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bay-Area-Grandma
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San Jose, California
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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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“covered bridge” (15 reviews)
“our tour guide” (22 reviews)
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5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110-1718
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+1 717-599-5751
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"covered bridge"
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"our tour guide"
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"susquehanna river"
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"house tour"
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"previous owners"
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"rockville bridge"
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"train bridge"
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"small church"
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"bench swings"
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"boat launch"
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"special events"
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"old house"
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"harrisburg area"
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"grounds are beautiful"
in 5 reviews
"wine festival"
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"original items"
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"interesting history"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you love history, Fort Hunter is a must-see attraction while in Harrisburg, PA. Fort Hunter Park is just a short drive up the river from the state Capitol building. It is more than just the mansion, it's an entire park with a lot of...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoy visiting historic homes with all the household items on display. Each row as filled with everyday items you’d expect to. See I use there. There was exquisite perm clothing, evday. Personal products, kitchen items, and children’s things. When we left we knew more...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip was amazing cannot wait to go again. While you wait you can sit on chairs outside and look across the river. Also there are picnic benches and a park for your Family.

Thank Aiden S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't add much information that does not already exist in the many other reviews. However we especially enjoyed the original and well maintained clothing, furniture, clocks, lamps and kitchen implements. The entire mansion is immaculately clean. Our Guide, Steve, was more than excellent! We also...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed my tour of the mansion and the history of the families who lived here with the enthusiastic, informative docent. Over two thirds of the items are original to the house and suitably displayed including clothing and accessories. Lots of great photo opportunities with...More

Thank LuAnn O
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This is a great place along the river in nice weather for the family to enjoy. Canoe and kayak access available. Nice playground and picnic tables with lots of shade

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We are lucky enough to live about five minutes from Fort Hunter and we have visited the park in every season. We have had family portraits taken there (the covered bridge is a popular site for photos) and when our daughter and her friends attended...More

Thank dkstaskin
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

I love this park because it has a beautiful view of the Susquehanna. I was just there to see the ice jams and it was really cool. The mansion is very stately.

Thank Rachel L
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

This is a little gem just up the river form Harrisburg and right along the river perched in a place you would want to live. Well kept buildings and grounds and interesting history to take in during your visit

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

A nice place for a picnic along the Susquehanna River. Lots of land for the kids to run. The barn is nice for the kids to see a barn in person.

Thank Melinda A
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r0j0579
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
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esobrian
8 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
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sherry9453
27 June 2015|
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