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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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Picturesque Park

I love this park because it has a beautiful view of the Susquehanna. I was just there to see the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rachel L
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Newark, Delaware
Great Historical Site

This is a little gem just up the river form Harrisburg and right along the river perched in a place... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
Checkmate75
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Spring Mills, 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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“covered bridge” (14 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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"previous owners"
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"harrisburg area"
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"grounds are beautiful"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 14 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

Thank Checkmate75
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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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Reviewed 22 December 2017

The grounds are beautiful and the guides are knowledgeable. There was no rush and no question unanswered.

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

We have walked the property in all different seasons. The grounds are amazing and such a lovely picturesque area

Thank Candy L
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

The tour is well worth the price of admission, very good value, knowledgeable guide. Lived in the area for 60 years and never took the tour. You will learn about the history of the mansion's construction, the families that lived there and the story behind...More

1  Thank Tim J
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I have been going to Fort Hunter with my family for at least 20 years. It is the best place to go. There are multiple things to do there. We love to go and do the tour and then stay to have a picnic on...More

Thank Laura S
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Visit often as it lies along the Susquehanna River with one of the most unusual mountain terrain views. The river splits the mountains and run under the Longest Stone Arch Bridge in the world. ( Rockville Bridge) Take the tour or read the historic landmark...More

1  Thank k g
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

If you spend any time in Harrisburg, Pa. you must go to the Fort Hunter Mansion. the building was first erected in 1786 and then added on to in the following years. You make a small donation and then 2 very well informed ladies show...More

Thank yud502
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 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
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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
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
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sherry9453
27 June 2015|
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Response from Greg P | Reviewed this property |
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