Educational

Category: Educational

  • 9/5/18 to 10/5/18

    Archaeological Excavation

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    See state archaeologists unearth evidence of 1700s military and settlement life as well as objects from prehistoric Indians. For the twelfth season, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission staff will search for evidence of the 1750s French and Indian War fort. Weekdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (plus Sun. 9/16)  Free

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  • 9/16/18

    Fort Hunter Day

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    Celebrate fall with a craft show, children’s crafts and games, hay rides, carriage rides and pony rides, pumpkin baking contest, exhibits, farm animals, music, demonstrations, food and surprises around every corner. Free

    Pumpkin Baking contest application click here.

    Click here  for the Vendor Application.

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  • 10/28/18

    Howl-O'Ween: Pets at Fort Hunter

    Time:
    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Celebrate the household pet with dachshund races, pet and owner costume parade, take your picture with the Reily monkey, parrot and Jim the pig, kids activities, craft and pet product vendors, Steppin’ Woofs demonstration, Humane Society pet adoptions, hot dogs and beverages for saleFree

     

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  • 11/7/18

    Homeschoolers' Day

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    A workshop about regional Native American Indians! Students in grades 2-6 and their parents love this hands-on workshop and the tour the Fort Hunter Mansion.   The visit, including time for a bag lunch, runs just under 4 hours.  In the 1 ½ hour workshop students will focus on how Indians obtained food, shelter, clothing and equipment, including exploring a wigwam, hands on activities and games. Program is also offered on Thursday, April 19. Pre-registration is required, call 717-599-5751.  Admission $5 students, $3 adults

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  • 11/8/18

    Homeschoolers' Day

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    A workshop about regional Native American Indians! Students in grades 2-6 and their parents love this hands-on workshop and the tour the Fort Hunter Mansion.   The visit, including time for a bag lunch, runs just under 4 hours.  In the 1 ½ hour workshop students will focus on how Indians obtained food, shelter, clothing and equipment, including exploring a wigwam, hands on activities and games. Program is also offered on Thursday, April 19. Pre-registration is required, call 717-599-5751.  Admission $5 students, $3 adults

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  • 12/1/18 to 12/23/18

    Christmas at Fort Hunter

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    View the mansion decorated for the season by the Harrisburg Garden Club with natural trimmings of fresh evergreens, fruits and fresh and dried flowers on a guided tour.  The Mansion is open 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday and 12 noon – 4:30 p.m. on Sundays through December 23.  Closed Mondays.

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  • 12/2/18

    Open Hearth Cooking

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Tavern House

    In the cozy, fire-warmed kitchen, view “Victorian-era” cooks preparing a tasty 1800s dinner with delicious accompaniments.   Samples of the savory result!  Free

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