Fort Hunter Park
5300 N. Front St.
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: (717) 599-5188
Mansion Phone: (717) 599-5751
Overview: Built on a bluff overlooking the Susquehanna, 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.
Facilities and Guidelines:
Donated in 1980 by the Meigs family, the park includes ten historic buildings, two picnic pavilions, two sets of playground equipment, a non-motorized boat launch, and a recreation field. Seating overlooks the river and allows guests to enjoy the scenic view. The park offers a variety of programs and festivals throughout the year. The Mansion is open for guided tours from May - December. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed. Take a walk along the river, the old towpath of the Pennsylvania Canal, or around the park perimeter. Learn about the historic buildings and old estate with a self-guided Walking Tour or take a professional tour of the Mansion. Open field areas encourage pickup games, while two play areas allow children to swing, slide down the sliding board, and climb ladders. The natural areas along Fishing Creek, the Susquehanna River, and the old Pennsylvania Canal allow bird watching and the observation of nature. Put a canoe, kayak, or small motorized boat in the river from the fish access and enjoy the beautiful sites of the river close up and personally. Photographs in the park: Fort Hunter Park is a lovely spot for photographs. Guests are welcome to use the park as a backdrop for their engagement photos and family portraits. No fee or reservation is required, please be respectful of the park and other users. Restrooms are available on the river side of the park year-round. Food trucks are not permitted.
The Friends of Fort Hunter: Created in 1956, the Friends of Fort Hunter are vital to the operation of Fort Hunter Park. Support the Fort! Join the Friends and receive a quarterly newsletter and discounts.
Interested in volunteers? Click here for more information.