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Fort Hunter Day

Fort Hunter Day

  • Dates: September 15, 2019
  • Location: Fort Hunter Mansion & Park
  • Region: Harrisburg Area
  • Address: 5300 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: Free
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Fort Hunter Day ushers in fall with a free celebration of the old-time way of life. Sponsored by M&T Bank, visitors will find arts and crafts, children’s games and activities, historic demonstrations and exhibits, entertainment, a bake sale, festival food and more.

View a butterfly habitat, visit with the PA Honey Queen, see old farm implements and learn about antique clock repair.  Learn about native foods – pawpaws, persimmons, hickory and shagbark hickory nuts and sassafras. Visit Heckton Church throughout the day to hear music played by the Saint Thomas Dulcimer Society. View antique tractors and a hammermill with hit & miss engine from private collections.

Archaeologists from the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission will be excavating in the side yard of the Mansion to find the 1750s Fort at Hunter’s Mill.

Throughout the day enjoy musical entertainment on the corncrib stage in partnership with the Susquehanna Folk Music Society.  Troy Engle and the Southern Skies conclude the afternoon.

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Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

Fort Hunter Day