The Mansion

Welcome to Fort Hunter Mansion, a Federal-style building with a rich history dating back to the French and Indian War. Built in three sections, the mansion boasts a grand front house erected in 1814, a middle section built in 1786, and a rear wooden portion constructed in 1870.

Guided tours are available, allowing you to fully appreciate the history and beauty of this unique building and life in a bygone era.

Fort Hunter Mansion

Rich in history, bathed in beauty.

The Federal style Mansion, on the site of the 1750s French and Indian War Fort Hunter, was built in three sections. The two front sections were built for Archibald McAllister with locally quarried stones. The grand front mansion was erected in 1814 while the middle “cabin” section, built-in 1786, was the first McAllister house. The rear wooden portion was built by Daniel Dick Boas in 1870. Etched by the lives of prominent Harrisburg families, Fort Hunter Mansion remains very much a home. With its handsome entrance hall, elliptical staircase, and furnishings of the Reily family, the mansion offers a rich portrayal of 19th-century life.

Exciting Events and Programs

In addition to its rich history and beautiful architecture, Fort Hunter Mansion also offers a variety of events and programs for visitors to experience. Enjoy educational workshops, seasonal festivals and special exhibitions.

Experience the mansion’s picturesque location, seasonal gardens and grand views of the Susquehanna River.


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Fort Hunter Mansion will reopen for tours May 2024!

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