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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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Wine Festival

Excellent place to taste wine from local wineries. Nice location and excellent crowds. Bring... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
bkw122
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Beautiful park, wonderful tour of mansion

Fort Hunter park is located beside the Susquehanna River. It has beautiful views, swinging benches... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
JosephH358
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Bowie, Maryland
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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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“our tour guide” (23 reviews)
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5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110-1718
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent place to taste wine from local wineries. Nice location and excellent crowds. Bring outdoor chair since seating is limited.

Thank bkw122
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fort Hunter park is located beside the Susquehanna River. It has beautiful views, swinging benches, convenient rest rooms and picnic areas. The mansion was fascinating. My wife and I have worked in historic facilities, but the Fort Hunter mansion is a wonderful museum. The various...More

Thank JosephH358
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice park and the Mansion is impressive. We did not go in just walked around and took pictures. Be sure to spray with big spray. It was extremely buggy due to all the rain.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My aunt, brother and I took a tour of the Mansion and surrounding buildings. Our tour guide inside the Mansion was Susan. She was not only very enthusiastic and informative about everything inside and outside of the house but also about the time period. We...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have the time to visit this picturesque park, the mansion is worth a stop. The docent was very knowledgeable and the tour was well-paced. The needle arts exhibit was a nice touch, but it was a little disconcerting to hear that at least...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the online description, this mansion was something I wanted to see. Once inside, it was apparent this visiting here would be of great interest. The furnishings are original and our tour was private as there weren't other visitors at that time. We had the...More

Thank Choc18Chip
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the mansion, the park and the 2nd Annual Needle Arts Exhibit. The pieces were beautiful and our tour guide was so knowledgable. The tour was fascinating, but it really reminded me how much we take for granted our freedom...More

Thank Sherri G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove to an hour to the Harrisburg area on a sunny May Wednesday to do an event with the local PBS station WITF. I looked on Trip Advisor to see what else we might do.I saw the information about the Fort Hunter Mansion and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank KCNPA
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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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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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