We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fort Hunter Mansion and Park

Review Highlights
Enjoyably surprised

We actually drove by the mansion on one side of the highway and went into the park area first on... read more

Reviewed today
San Antonio, Texas
Early history of the area

It was an interesting tour. We learned facts pertaining to the living experience of the times. Also... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Doreen P
Read all 261 reviews
All photos (103)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“covered bridge”(16 reviews)
“our tour guide”(23 reviews)
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...more
5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110-1718
+1 717-599-5751
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Harrisburg
Reviews (261)
Filter reviews
258 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewscovered bridgeour tour guidesusquehanna riverhouse tourprevious ownersrockville bridgefrench and indian warsmall churchbench swingswine festivalboat launchharrisburg areaspecial eventsgrounds are beautifuloriginal itemstrain bridgewonderful tour
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 258 reviews
Reviewed today

We actually drove by the mansion on one side of the highway and went into the park area first on the other side of the highway. It is very well kept and manicured. There is a covered bridge, playground, pavilion, old tavern, bathrooms and buildings...More

Thank L H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was an interesting tour. We learned facts pertaining to the living experience of the times. Also some conveniences that were a head of the times.

Thank Doreen P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I live nearby and often take lunch to sit outside. You may be able to watch trains on the Rockville Bridge or boaters. Playground and restrooms are there too.

Thank kathybusillo
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Many special events held throughout the year. Some events are geared to adults such as the wine and jazz festival but there are also special days for the entire family. Some events allow children to participate in early colonial type activities as well as apple...More

1  Thank 374sf
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We were in the area for a day trip and wanted something to do. This was a great choice. The tour was fun and informative. Our guide, Molly, was great. The kids and hubby were all skeptical at first but were in love with the...More

Thank Wendi R
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

What a lovely surprise on a rainy day! Susan, our guide was a cheerful and informed guide in this beautiful home. The property is interesting and well preserved with most of the interior reflecting the Victorian era. There are many original pieces of furniture as...More

Thank katywanders
Reviewed 20 July 2018

From the original pine floors , to the lamps, to the China, to the furniture, the mansion is very well kept and preserved. Excellent tour guide.

Thank Dorten
Reviewed 14 July 2018

The setting of the mansion is just beautiful. The tour was exceptional. The most unique part of the tour was the mannequins dressed in period clothing. More interestingly, is the fact they were from trunks stored in the attic left behind by the original owners....More

1  Thank mcfhkycoach
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Our son's wedding was held outside. Beautiful views of the river, garden, and stately trees. In addition to the history tours mentioned in other reviews, Fort Hunter offers many activities throughout the year, from maple syrup tapping in the spring to the recent Friday movie...More

Thank Holly A
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Good place to have a gathering, river,Creek,woods. Free parking and clean restroom.kids and pet friendly.

Thank Tina B
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 52 hotels in Harrisburg
Americas Best Value Inn Harrisburg
69 reviews
2.62 km away
Days Inn by Wyndham Harrisburg North
50 reviews
3.16 km away
Quality Inn Enola - Harrisburg
132 reviews
4.64 km away
Staybridge Suites Harrisburg
459 reviews
6.17 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 578 restaurants in Harrisburg
Marysville Diner
75 reviews
1.53 km away
Dauphin Pizza
20 reviews
3.15 km away
Zeiderelli's Pizza & Subs
8 reviews
1.70 km away
The Waterfront Bar & Grill
48 reviews
1.47 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 80 attractions in Harrisburg
Blue Mountain Outfitters
8 reviews
1.64 km away
Stoney Creek Inn
33 reviews
3.01 km away
Dauphin Narrows Statue of Liberty
5 reviews
6.59 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
30 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
9 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Greg P | Reviewed this property |
yes, for the most part...