Fort Hunter Mansion and Park

Fort Hunter Mansion and Park, Harrisburg: Hours, Address, Fort Hunter Mansion and Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Fort Hunter Mansion and Park

Fort Hunter Mansion and Park
4.5
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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Sharon W
Central City, PA20 contributions
COVID Era visit to Fort Hunter Park
Aug 2021
We needed a place to meet our son's family for a visit and chose the mansion side of Fort Hunter Park. We were right along the river. We were able to park right by two picnic tables which were under a tree and there was an area of grass there where we could all sort of distance our chairs. We ate a picnic and visited and it was great. Our 3 year old great granddaughter had space on the trail to ride her bike. AND as a bonus the rest rooms were very near to where we were as well. We will go back again and perhaps next time maybe even venture a little further in the park.
Written 2 September 2021
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sconrad1961
176 contributions
Wonderful mansion to tour
Jul 2021
Must see if you are in the Harrisburg area. Beautiful property with q rich history. The collections are awesome and docent was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. If you have time take a walk around the property too. It's a very clean park, kid friendly and a stunning view of the river. They have many festivals in the same area. So glad we added it to our trip for the day. Admission is only $5 and well worth it.
Written 30 July 2021
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KRS
1 contribution
Fort Hunter
Jul 2021
I had a marvelous time in this very interesting, multi-time-period historical home. The docent was very knowledgeable and showed so many hidden gems that fascinated my inner history buff. I was thrilled to learn that 75% of the furnishings were original to the house. Well worth the time and very reasonable entrance fee.
Written 3 July 2021
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Michael G
6 contributions
Must See Fort Hunter Mansion
May 2021
This is a treasure in the capitol and you are bound to enjoy the experience. The mansion is well preserved, full of collections of the several families that have built the story of the property into the interesting tale that exists today. I was thrilled that we got to see the family bookcases just restored to the premises this year, unique and a tribute to craftsmanship of the day. Not so long that youngsters won't endure, especially since there is so much to see in each room. Really impressed with the staircase; don't worry, you can make it. Outside is tremendous, the mighty river flowing alongside a shady park with some distractions for the youngsters and a restroom facility. Your best spent vacation dollars of the day!
Written 26 May 2021
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EastSideJamie
Harrisburg, PA14 contributions
Nice spot to get out of the city and see a piece of history, too.
May 2019 • Family
We stopped in for the May Day Festival. Lots of interesting dispkays as well as living history. Performance of the Maypole Dance by a local medieval organization was a great bonus!

Watch for upcoming events throughout the year to plan your visit!
Written 6 March 2020
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themoonindaylight
102 contributions
Wonderfully friendly and engaging tour guide, very pleasant historical house
Oct 2019
A very pleasant historical house in a lovely setting - right on the Susquehanna River with views across the Rockville Bridge, the longest stone masonry arch railroad bridge in the world.

It's the staff that really elevate Fort Hunter above similar historic properties, however. Our guide, Steve, met us at the door, got us our tickets and took us around the house himself (it was a quiet afternoon so it was just us on our tour). He was incredibly friendly, welcoming and engaging and had a great sense of humour.

As nice as the house, furniture and other items inside were, Steve's level of enthusiasm and friendliness really went above and beyond to create a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable visit.
Written 3 December 2019
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InAStrangeLand
Washington DC, DC45 contributions
Engaging tour, historical touchstone
Nov 2019
Three generations of our family (teens to 80's) and a couple other folks took the mansion tour with Steve today. He tailored the tour to our interests and brought the story of the three families who lived there - and the people who worked there - to life. The artifacts and decor are beautiful and instructive. Really well done, worth the small fee.

The one weakness of the mansion is its lack of indoor waiting area and bathroom facilities. There are facilities, but they're cold. And if you don't arrive when a guide is ready, you have to wait outside. It worked out great for us, but others might not be so lucky. Maybe Black Friday is especially tricky this way?

If your clothes and/or the weather work together, walking around the grounds would be both beautiful and educational. I love the riverside location with views of the surrounding hills.
Written 29 November 2019
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LSRealty
25 contributions
Very low key but thorough tour
Nov 2019
My wife and I enjoyed this tour very much. Lot's of authentic items in the home and well explained by our guide, Paul. The home is beautiful without being over the top. Always interesting to learn about families who were well to do but also good to the community they lived in.
Written 16 November 2019
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Lorraine H
Allison Park, PA85 contributions
Nice for a stroll.
Oct 2019
Pretty stretch along the Susquehanna River. We enjoyed watching the trains cross the looooong stone arch bridge. House is interesting from the outside (we didn't go in). Would have given this a higher rating, but it is a narrow stretch with cars whizzing close by, and it was busy with folks even on a late October evening - a little too much humanity for our taste in a park.
Written 19 October 2019
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Ian&Lyn
Basingstoke, UK59 contributions
Really good visit
Sep 2019
We were in Harrisburg for one day on our tour and were glad we visited the Mansion as we had read about it. Steve showed us round and explained everything with enthusiasm. We were amazed at the amount of original furniture and artifacts within the mansion. Certainly a place not to be missed. Thank you Steve.
Written 30 September 2019
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