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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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Phenomenal Susquehanna River Views

Fort Hunter Mansion and Park offers a beautiful scenic locale for picnics, walking, and relaxing... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Wonder step back in time!

This mansion on the riverfront was one of the best preserved Victorian homes I have ever seen. Our... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Biglerville, PA
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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 24 August 2017

Fort Hunter Mansion and Park offers a beautiful scenic locale for picnics, walking, and relaxing. The park grounds are a photographer's dream - so many photo opportunities! There are 2 picnic pavilions available for rental as well as multiple single picnic tables scattered throughout the...More

Thank FlyEagle
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This mansion on the riverfront was one of the best preserved Victorian homes I have ever seen. Our guide was knowledgeable and we learned quite a bit from her that we never knew regarding the late Victorian era. The only draw back was that the...More

Thank 709lynnb
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Took my 13 year old niece here for the day. We live nearby but had never toured the mansion. Enjoyed the tour. We both felt it was very interesting and great tour guide. We have enjoyed visiting the park many times over the years. There...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide was very sweet as well as informative. A very unique place to visit!

Thank Carson H
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I feel that most locals drive right by and miss all that this location offers. There are a multitude of regular festivals and events held here, great for a picnic lunch/dinner that is romantic, but perfect with friends as well. The views and grounds are...More

1  Thank Lori F
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The mansion has exhibits for every season and is decorated at Christmas. There are festivals of all sorts all year long. There are many events that are aimed at children as well as adults. The park is a wonderful quiet area to have a picnic....More

Thank Josie E
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Graduation picture taking tour. It is very nice, wonderful views. The Riverside view of the west shore. Flowers, walking path,quiet, mediate place.

Thank Bishop Roberta T
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I finally got to explore this little gem of historical beauty. I went there to see about possibly holding our daughters wedding and reception there. Unfortunately, the venue was a little too small for our group's size but I cannot express how impressed I was...More

Thank Vicki I
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place along the Susquehanna River. Lot of history, well-preserved, with an energetic and delightful tour guide. The park across the street has s craft shack and the trees provide plenty of shade across the grounds. Ample parking.

Thank xpdebby
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Fantastic tour of a home filled with original and period antiques, fascinating stories of the previous owners, Sally our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour very enjoyable!

Thank Beverly W
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29 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...