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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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Such a beautiful place. Our tour guide was very informative. It was exciting to talk to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kathy R
via mobile

This old Mansion has been there since before I was born. I went inside once, but the interior is as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Harold R
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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” (14 reviews)
“our tour guide” (22 reviews)
5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110-1718
+1 717-599-5751
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful place. Our tour guide was very informative. It was exciting to talk to the archeologist that was so searching for artifacts on the property. We would have loved to have seen inside the barn and tavern but overall we enjoyed our visit.

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old Mansion has been there since before I was born. I went inside once, but the interior is as beautiful as the outside and surrounding area.

Thank Harold R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Actually there is no fort at all. Well, there is one underground which archeologists are in the process of digging, but there is so much more. This is my favorite place in the area, mainly because of the stunning view of the Susquehanna that can...More

Thank Kanilea361
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a Saturday afternoon and ended up being the only two taking the tour at the time, which made it feel intimate and precious. Ms. Joan was our guide and she had a wealth of information and allowed plenty of time for questions....More

Thank LinAdi7
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Wanted to visit the covered bridge and drove over from Downtown. Enjoyed ambling around and getting a feel for the pleasant site

Thank David G
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Fort Hunter Park is an amazing venue that offers something for everyone in the Capital Region of Harrisburg! The Jazz and Wine Festival offers the best of the best and a large tent on the Susquehanna River Maestro Larry Moore has put together two festivals...More

Thank Georg S
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I had been here before, but the mansion was not open. I was able to return and get a tour. It is a great place to see. Great views of the river.

1  Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Fort Hunter Mansion and Park is an interesting diversion to spend an hour or so. The historic barn, Covered bridge and tavern are unique and the grounds are lovely, tucked along the Susquehanna River. If your are passing by, stop in but this is not...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Fort Hunter is a jewel of the Dauphin (PA) County parks system. Located along the banks of the Susquehanna River just north of Harrisburg, Ft Hunter is easily reached from I-81 or Rte 22/322. The park provides play areas for small children, vast picnic areas,...More

1  Thank Darthdaddy
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Love this mansion. They do a nice job on preserving it, amazing views of the river and great location for weddings or get togethers. Only bad things, they do not allow dogs.

Thank Lydia W
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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
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
27 June 2015|
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Response from Greg P | Reviewed this property |
yes, for the most part...