For Kids

Category: For Kids

  • 9/6/17 to 9/29/17

    Archaeological Excavation

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

    See archaeologists unearth prehistory and history at Fort Hunter’s Mansion. State archaeologists continue to unearth evidence of 1700s military and settlement life as well as objects from prehistoric Indians.  For the eleventh 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. […]

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  • 9/17/17

    Fort Hunter Day

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Celebrate fall with a craft show, children’s crafts and games, exhibits, farm animals, music, demonstrations, food and surprises around every corner. Enjoy Colebrook Road on the Corncrib Stage.  Calling all amateur pie bakers – participate in the apple pie baking contest,click here for an application. Craft vendors,  click here for a vendor application.    Free

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  • 11/1/17

    Homeschoolers’ Day

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    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 furnish a wigwam, practice with a throwing stick, participate in hands […]

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  • 11/2/17

    Homeschoolers’ Day

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    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 furnish a wigwam, practice with a throwing stick, participate in hands […]

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  • 11/15/17

    What Ever Happened to Harrisburg's Downtown Firehouses? by Dave Houseal

    Time:
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Join Dave Houseal, curator of the National Fire Museum, for an illustrated tour of the firehouses in downtown Harrisburg.  Since the Paxton No. 6 Fire House was closed 3 years ago there are no longer fire engines stationed downtown.  Free  

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  • 11/25/17

    Festival of Trees

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

    Themed Christmas trees beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs are exhibited for viewing. Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Garden Center, the trees are available for raffle.  A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.  Saturdays and Sundays only, November 25 through December 17.  Free

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  • 11/25/17

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    For many years, children of all ages have delighted in seeing passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. The Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society brings a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.  Check it out […]

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  • 11/26/17

    Festival of Trees

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

    Themed Christmas trees beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs are exhibited for viewing. Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Garden Center, the trees are available for raffle.  A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.  Saturdays and Sundays only, November 25 through December 17.  Free

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  • 11/26/17

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    For many years, children of all ages have delighted in seeing passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. The Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society brings a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.  Check it out […]

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  • 12/1/17 to 12/23/17

    Christmas at Fort Hunter

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

    Decorated for Christmas, fresh greens and fruits, dried materials and fresh flowers provided by the Civic Committee of the Garden Club of Harrisburg decorate the Mansion in Victorian elegance. Open every day but Monday, December 1 through 23, guided tours highlight holiday trimmings and customs.  The Museum Shop is stocked with tasteful and unique Christmas […]

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  • 12/2/17

    Festival of Trees

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

    Themed Christmas trees beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs are exhibited for viewing. Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Garden Center, the trees are available for raffle.  A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.  Saturdays and Sundays only, November 25 through December 17.  Free

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  • 12/2/17

    Kids Only Holiday Shop

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

    Kids age 12 and under can shop for holiday gifts by themselves for family and friends. All gifts are under $10 with items for all ages, including grandparents.  The children will shop with the guidance of Santa’s helpers who will assist youngsters in picking out tasteful and unique items from the Museum Shop at Fort […]

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  • 12/2/17

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    For many years, children of all ages have delighted in seeing passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. The Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society brings a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.  Check it out […]

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  • 12/3/17

    Festival of Trees

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

    Themed Christmas trees beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs are exhibited for viewing. Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Garden Center, the trees are available for raffle.  A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.  Saturdays and Sundays only, November 25 through December 17.  Free

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  • 12/3/17

    Kids Only Holiday Shop

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

    Kids age 12 and under can shop for holiday gifts by themselves for family and friends. All gifts are under $10 with items for all ages, including grandparents.  The children will shop with the guidance of Santa’s helpers who will assist youngsters in picking out tasteful and unique items from the Museum Shop at Fort […]

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  • 12/3/17

    Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration

    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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  • 12/3/17

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    For many years, children of all ages have delighted in seeing passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. The Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society brings a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.  Check it out […]

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  • 12/9/17

    Festival of Trees

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

    Themed Christmas trees beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs are exhibited for viewing. Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Garden Center, the trees are available for raffle.  A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.  Saturdays and Sundays only, November 25 through December 17.  Free

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  • 12/9/17

    Kids Only Holiday Shop

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

    Kids age 12 and under can shop for holiday gifts by themselves for family and friends. All gifts are under $10 with items for all ages, including grandparents.  The children will shop with the guidance of Santa’s helpers who will assist youngsters in picking out tasteful and unique items from the Museum Shop at Fort […]

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  • 12/9/17

    Santa's Reindeer and Mrs. Santa

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Visit with Santa’s reindeer and take photographs with Mrs. Santa and the reindeer. Refreshments will be available by donation.  The line to see the reindeer will close at 2:15 pm.  Free

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  • 12/9/17

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    For many years, children of all ages have delighted in seeing passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. The Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society brings a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.  Check it out […]

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  • 12/10/17

    Festival of Trees

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

    Themed Christmas trees beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs are exhibited for viewing. Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Garden Center, the trees are available for raffle.  A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.  Saturdays and Sundays only, November 25 through December 17.  Free

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  • 12/10/17

    Kids Only Holiday Shop

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

    Kids age 12 and under can shop for holiday gifts by themselves for family and friends. All gifts are under $10 with items for all ages, including grandparents.  The children will shop with the guidance of Santa’s helpers who will assist youngsters in picking out tasteful and unique items from the Museum Shop at Fort […]

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  • 12/10/17

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    For many years, children of all ages have delighted in seeing passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. The Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society brings a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.  Check it out […]

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  • 12/16/17

    Festival of Trees

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

    Themed Christmas trees beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs are exhibited for viewing. Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Garden Center, the trees are available for raffle.  A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.  Saturdays and Sundays only, November 25 through December 17.  Free

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  • 12/16/17

    Kids Only Holiday Shop

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

    Kids age 12 and under can shop for holiday gifts by themselves for family and friends. All gifts are under $10 with items for all ages, including grandparents.  The children will shop with the guidance of Santa’s helpers who will assist youngsters in picking out tasteful and unique items from the Museum Shop at Fort […]

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  • 12/16/17

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    For many years, children of all ages have delighted in seeing passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. The Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society brings a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.  Check it out […]

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  • 12/17/17

    Festival of Trees

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

    Themed Christmas trees beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs are exhibited for viewing. Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Garden Center, the trees are available for raffle.  A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.  Saturdays and Sundays only, November 25 through December 17.  Free

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  • 12/17/17

    Kids Only Holiday Shop

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

    Kids age 12 and under can shop for holiday gifts by themselves for family and friends. All gifts are under $10 with items for all ages, including grandparents.  The children will shop with the guidance of Santa’s helpers who will assist youngsters in picking out tasteful and unique items from the Museum Shop at Fort […]

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  • 12/17/17

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    For many years, children of all ages have delighted in seeing passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. The Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society brings a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.  Check it out […]

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  • 12/17/17

    Brass Triumphant in Concert

    Time:
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Enjoy a free concert of Christmas music.  Join the eleven member brass group as they play familiar holiday tunes and Christmas songs in an informal concert setting. Free

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  • 12/23/17

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    For many years, children of all ages have delighted in seeing passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. The Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society brings a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.  Check it out […]

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