Historical

Category: Historical

  • 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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  • 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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  • 11/24/18

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    HO gauge trains displayed by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society on a layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays through December 16.  Free

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  • 11/25/18

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    HO gauge trains displayed by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society on a layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays through December 16.  Free

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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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  • 12/1/18

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    HO gauge trains displayed by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society on a layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays through December 16.  Free

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  • 12/2/18

    Victorian Tea

    Time:
    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    Enjoy tasty tea sandwiches, desserts, spiced tea as you view the Mansion decorated for the holidays.  $10 per person, no reservations necessary.

     

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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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  • 12/2/18

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    HO gauge trains displayed by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society on a layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays through December 16.  Free

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  • 12/8/18

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    HO gauge trains displayed by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society on a layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays through December 16.  Free

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  • 12/9/18

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    HO gauge trains displayed by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society on a layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays through December 16.  Free

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  • 12/15/18

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    HO gauge trains displayed by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society on a layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays through December 16.  Free

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  • 12/16/18

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    HO gauge trains displayed by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society on a layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays through December 16.  Free

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