Calendar of Events

  • 5/1/16 to 12/23/16

    Downton’s Last Stand: A Reprise of the Fort Hunter Fashions of the Downton Abbey Era

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

    006To celebrate Downton Abbey’s last season, a selection of dresses of the Downton Abbey eras, from the Fort Hunter collection, will be exhibited. Costumes from 1912 through 1925 will be displayed during a tour of Fort Hunter Mansion.  Adults – $5, Senior Citizens – $4, Children – $3

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  • 6/11/16

    Dauphin County Music & Wine Festival

    Time:
    3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    music  wine logo 2010Relax and listen to the music of national recording artists along with Pennsylvania’s elite musicians. Sample some of Pennsylvania’s finest wineries. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.  $30 advance, $40 at the gate, one ticket two day pass.  Tickets and additional information at Dauphin County Parks and Recreation.

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  • 6/12/16

    Dauphin County Music & Wine Festival

    Time:
    3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    music  wine logo 2010Relax and listen to the music of national recording artists along with Pennsylvania’s elite musicians. Sample some of Pennsylvania’s finest wineries. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.  $30 advance, $40 at the gate, one ticket two day pass.  Tickets and additional information at Dauphin County Parks and Recreation.

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  • 6/15/16

    Juditz/Rubendall Volunteer Recognition Picnic

    Time:
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Location:
    East Pavilion

    DSCN1767Volunteers are treated to a picnic dinner created by the Perry Valley Grange, followed by an award ceremony to recognize an outstanding volunteer of the year.  The evening concludes with a special presentation in the Centennial Barn.  By invitation only.  Many thanks to the Fort Hunter volunteers that make Fort Hunter events possible!  Free

     

     

     

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  • 6/18/16

    Civil War Days in Harrisburg Panel Discussion

    Time:
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Civil%20War%20Days%202016[1]Join local experts George Nagle, Calobe Jackson and Cooper Wingert as they discuss Harrisburg’s African-American Community, with a panel discussion on the unique slavery, Underground Railroad, and U.S. Colored Troops connections which Harrisburg holds.  A brief walking tour of Fort Hunter Park will showcase the elements of rural/agrarian life in early Pennsylvania which will be discussed in greater depth during the panel discussion.  Free

    This event is part of “Civil War Days in Harrisburg” a new community-wide, 3-day experience of exhibits, presentations and reenactments from June 17-19. This weekend of family-friendly activities provides a focused and comprehensive perspective of General Lee’s Second Invasion of Pennsylvania, especially his desire to capture Harrisburg. An often-overlooked aspect of Lee’s Invasion that ultimately led to the Battle of Gettysburg, this event details the people’s response to the pending attack and presents the greater role Harrisburg played in the Civil War. Re-enactors, an encampment, narrated tours, panel presentations, a memorial church service, community social, Civil War music and dancing and much more make Harrisburg’s Civil War history come alive Hosted in-part by The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg and many other local venues, “Civil War Days in Harrisburg” is funded in-part through a tourism grant from the Dauphin County Commissioners.

     

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  • 6/19/16

    Classics at the Mansion

    Time:
    12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    Listen to classical music and view classic cars at the Fort Hunter Mansion. Enjoy the strains of delightful music and view vintage vehicles, such as a1984 Porsche 911 Targa, a 1960s MG and a 1950s Ford Truck along the Mansion drive as you tour Fort Hunter Mansion (nominal admission charged) or stroll the grounds. Free Mansion admission for fathers.

    In the event of inclement weather the vehicles will not be on display and the music may be inside Fort Hunter Mansion where there is a nominal fee charged to take a tour. This is an informal event, concert seating is not be available.

     

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  • 7/16/16

    Brewfest

    Time:
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Brewfest logo_low resSip on craft brews while tasting foods from area restaurants and listening to great music by Transistor Radio and The Rivers! Set along the Susquehanna River in the front lawn of Fort Hunter Mansion. $35 advance, $50 door, $15 designated drivers.  Tickets and additional information at Dauphin County Parks and Recreation.

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  • 9/7/16 to 9/30/16

    Archaeological Excavation

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

    DSCN2021See 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 tenth 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. 9/20)  Free

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  • 9/9/16

    Dauphin County Jazz & Wine Fest

    Time:
    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    JJoin us for the 10th anniversary of the Dauphin County Jazz & Wine Festival at beautiful Fort Hunter Park as we welcome national, regional and local recording artists. The Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz will host Friday night’s entertainment! Browse among some of Central Pennsylvania’s top wineries and a fine gathering of wine, craft and food vendors. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Outside alcohol is not allowed. The concerts continue on Saturday and Sunday, 4 – 10 pm.  $30 advance, $40 gate, one ticket three day pass.  For tickets and additional information visit Dauphin County Parks and Recreation.

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  • 9/10/16

    Dauphin County Jazz & Wine Fest

    Time:
    4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    JJoin us for the 10th anniversary of the Dauphin County Jazz & Wine Festival at beautiful Fort Hunter Park as we welcome national, regional and local recording artists.  Browse among some of Central Pennsylvania’s top wineries and a fine gathering of wine, craft and food vendors. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Outside alcohol is not allowed. $30 advance, $40 gate, one ticket three day pass.  For tickets and additional information visit Dauphin County Parks and Recreation.

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