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  • 5/5/19 to 6/16/19

    Needle Art Exhibit

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

    View the handiwork of local needle artists from  Susquehanna, York White Rose and  Nittany Valley chapters of the Embroiderers Guild of America.  The needle works will be on display from May 5 through June 16 and can be viewed on a tour of the Mansion, during museum hours, regular admission charged.  Discounted group tours are available and can be arranged by calling 717-599-5751. For information on other local needle works opportunities visit halfmoonhandwerks.com.

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  • 6/7/19

    Movies in the Park: Mary Poppins Returns

    Time:
    8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Every Friday night in June Dauphin County Parks and Recreation shows a free movie outside under the stars. Enjoy the popular and current, Mary Poppins Returns  this Friday evening.  Bring blankets and chairs; no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park. Light refreshments are available for purchase to benefit the Friends of Fort Hunter. In case of rain, the movie will be shown in the Centennial Barn.  Also view Trolls, Disney’s Christopher Robin and A Dog’s Way Home on following Friday evenings.  Free

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  • 6/8/19

    Dauphin County Music & Wine Festival

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

    Enjoy great country music all weekend long and try free wine samples from among some of Central Pennsylvania’s top wineries. View a fine gathering of craft and food vendors. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Outside alcohol is not permitted. Wine is available for purchase at the event.  Gates open at 3PM.           Weekend Passes: $35 in advance | $45 at the door    Click here for entertainment line-up, participating wineries and tickets.

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  • 6/9/19

    Dauphin County Music & Wine Festival

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

    Enjoy great country music all weekend long and try free wine samples from among some of Central Pennsylvania’s top wineries. View a fine gathering of craft and food vendors. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Outside alcohol is not permitted. Wine is available for purchase at the event.  Gates open at 3PM.           Weekend Passes: $35 in advance | $45 at the door    Click here for entertainment, participating wineries and tickets.

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  • 6/14/19

    Movies in the Park: Trolls

    Time:
    8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Every Friday night in June Dauphin County Parks and Recreation shows a free movie outside under the stars. Enjoy the popular and current, Trolls  this Friday evening.  Bring blankets and chairs; no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park. Light refreshments are available for purchase to benefit the Friends of Fort Hunter. In case of rain, the movie will be shown in the Centennial Barn.  Also view Disney’s Christopher Robin and A Dog’s Way Home on following Friday evenings.  Free

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  • 6/19/19

    Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

    Time:
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Current Friends of Fort Hunter volunteers will be honored by invitation at the annual picnic hosted by the Board of Directors. The event is to show appreciation for their loyal services throughout the year. Volunteers are essential to the success of “Friends” activities. They donate time, energy and talent.

    A picnic feast will be served by the Perry Valley Grange at the West Pavilion, note the change in location!  In case of rain or extreme heat, the picnic will be held in the Centennial Barn.

    A highlight of the evening will be the Juditz-Rubendall award to the outstanding volunteer.  Following the award, David Morrison, Director of Historic Harrisburg Association, will share with activities and successes of the influential organization.  Look for an email invitation, if you think you have been missed email jhair@dauphinc.org or call 717 599-5188, ext. 2116. Note the change in location.

    There is no fee to attend the picnic but seats must be reserved.  Click here to reserve a seat.

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  • 6/21/19

    Movies in the Park: Disney's Christopher Robin

    Time:
    8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Every Friday night in June Dauphin County Parks and Recreation shows a free movie outside under the stars. Enjoy the popular and current, Disney’s Christopher Robin  this Friday evening.  Bring blankets and chairs; no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park. Light refreshments are available for purchase to benefit the Friends of Fort Hunter. In case of rain, the movie will be shown in the Centennial Barn.  Also view  A Dog’s Way Home on June 28.  Free

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  • 6/28/19

    Movies in the Park: A Dog's Way Home

    Time:
    8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Every Friday night in June Dauphin County Parks and Recreation shows a free movie outside under the stars. Enjoy the popular and current, A Dog’s Way Home  this Friday evening.  Bring blankets and chairs; no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park. Light refreshments are available for purchase to benefit the Friends of Fort Hunter. In case of rain, the movie will be shown in the Centennial Barn.  Free

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  • 6/29/19

    For Families - Native Americans Along the Susquehanna

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Experience what life was like for Native American Woodlands people living along the Susquehanna River hundreds of years ago. Throughout this two hour program you and your children will hear stories, make crafts, visit a wigwam, handle artifacts and play Native American children’s games. This special workshop is designed for adults and young children (ages 5-10) to participate together as they work, learn and play.

    This program is ideal for young families, grandparents and grandchildren and aunts and uncles with their nieces and nephews who want to have fun and enjoy time together in a planned learning experience.  If younger children need to come with the family, there is no charge for under 4 years old but adults must provide additional activities for them.

    Preregistration is required.  $5-child; 3-adult. Click here to register.

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  • 7/20/19

    Dauphin County Brewfest

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

    Sample over 50 craft brews at the 8th Annual BrewFest! Sip on different styles of beer while tasting foods from area food trucks. Interact with brewers and listen to great music. Set along the Susquehanna River in front of the Fort Hunter Mansion, this event is not to be missed. Click here  for advance tickets, purchase early, we always sell out!  $35 advance, $50 at the door, $15 designated driver

     

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  • 8/18/19

    Farm to River

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

    Farm to River – a farm to table experience, returns by popular demand. Don’t miss this unique experience.

    On the front lawn of Fort Hunter Mansion overlooking the river, as the warm summer day winds down, attendees will enjoy locally-sourced, homemade dinner offerings, along with local brews and wines and acoustic music and sleight-of-hand tricks.

    Patrons will be hosted prior to the dinner, at 5 p.m. Dinner-only begins at 6pm.  Tickets Patrons $150 and up, $60 dinner only guests. Invitations will be mailed in July, to receive an invitation email jhair@dauphinc.org.

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  • 9/4/19 to 9/27/19

    Archaeology Excavation

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

    Will this be the year that we find evidence of the original Fort? The search continues. Since 2006 the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission archaeologists have been looking for the remains of the 1750’s French and Indian War fort. Based on historical accounts and archaeological findings, the British supply fort is in the vicinity of the Fort Hunter Mansion.

    Work in 2019 will focus on the areas behind the Mansion where an earlier excavation revealed plentiful artifacts. Past discoveries have included a French and Indian War bake oven, a cannon ball, Reily pet dog skeletons and many artifacts from the Reily era. Although the Native American occupation of Fort Hunter dates as early as 9000 years ago, the most intensive occupation dates to between 2000 and 4000 years ago and findings include cooking hearths, early clay pottery, stone axes and stone spear points.

    Open on weekdays only, except Fort Hunter Day, Sunday, September 15.  Work is cancelled for rain.    Free

     

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  • 9/6/19

    Dauphin County Jazz and Wine Festival

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

    Join us 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.  Gate opens one hour prior to start time.

    $50 in advance, $60 at the door.  Click here for entertainment line-up, participating wineries, information and tickets.

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  • 9/7/19

    Dauphin County Jazz and Wine Festival

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

    Join us 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. Gate opens one hour prior to start time.

    $50 in advance, $60 at the door.  Click here for entertainment line-up, participating wineries, information and tickets.

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  • 9/8/19

    Dauphin County Jazz and Wine Festival

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

    Join us 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.  Gate opens one hour prior to start time.

    $50 in advance, $60 at the door.  Click here for entertainment line-up, participating wineries, information and tickets.

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  • 10/4/19 to 10/5/19

    "Hit the Road Educational Tours" Presidents Homes Bus Trip

    Time:
    5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Join the Friends of Fort Hunter’s “Hit the Road Educational Tours” for a two day bus trip of four president’s homes in the scenic countryside of Virginia.  A highlight of the trip is the energetic narration throughout the trip provided by Dr. Donald Koones.

    Board the bus in the Centennial Barn parking lot on Friday, October 4 where Dr. Koones will inform and amuse with background historical information on the four featured presidents. Learn about and enjoy guided tours at the homes of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, James Madison’s Montpelier, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, and James Monroe’s Highland. A tour and lunch at Michie Tavern and overnight lodging at the Best Western Inn and Restaurant in Culpeper complete the trip.
     
    Two-day itinerary:                                                                                           October 4                                                                                                      Mount Vernon – Mansion & historic area, Ford Orientation Center, Donald Reynold’s Museum, distillery, gristmill, lunch on your own
    Montpelier – recently renovated, Mansion and Signature Tour
    Lodging Best Western Inn and Restaurant Culpeper, dinner on your own
     
    October 5
    Complimentary Breakfast
    Monticello – House & Grounds Tour
    Lunch and tour at Michie Tavern – buffet
    James Monroe’s Highland Guided Tour Main House, Guest House and Exhibits
    Dinner on your own on the trip home
     
    Non-member single occupancy – $4o4
    Non-member double occupancy – $316
    Member single occupancy –             $372
    Member double occupancy  –          $292
    Save money!  Become a member of the Friends of Fort Hunter to enjoy the discount
     

    Ticket price includes: transportation by Cross Country Coach, admission to Mount Vernon, Montpelier, Monticello, Highland, lunch and tour at Michie Tavern, overnight lodging and complimentary breakfast at Best Western Inn Culpeper and talks by Dr. Donald Koones. Gratuity for the bus driver and additional meals at are not included.  All sales are final, no refunds will be issued.

    Click here to purchase tickets.

     

     

     

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  • 10/27/19

    Howl-O'Ween: Pets at Fort Hunter

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

    Celebrate the household pet with pet and owner costume parade at 2:30 p.m., pet agility demonstrations throughout the day, craft and pet product vendors, dress up your pet in the photo booth, visit the goats and rabbits, pumpkin painting, fun, free activities for kids, caricature artist and face painting, local animal rescues and pet themed snacks, hot dogs and beverages for sale. Free

    Would you like to be a vendor? Click here for vendor application, click here for pet rescue application.  Spaces are still available, contact Julia at jhair@dauphinc.org or 717-599-5188.

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  • 11/23/19

    Annual Festival of Trees

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

    Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Garden Center, six themed Christmas trees are exhibited for viewing. Beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs the trees are available for raffle. A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30  November 22 – December 15    Free

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  • 11/24/19

    Annual Festival of Trees

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

    Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Garden Center, six themed Christmas trees are exhibited for viewing. Beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs the trees are available for raffle. A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30  November 22 – December 15   Free

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  • 11/30/19

    "Hit the Road Educational Tours" Ford's Theatre & Dickens "A Christmas Carol"

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

    Kick off the holiday season with a trip to Ford’s Theatre for Dickens ” A Christmas Carol” and Christmas lights and dinner in Georgetown.

    Board the bus in the Centennial Barn Parking lot for a narrated trip to historic Ford’s theatre.  Learn about the historical significance of the theatre and some background on Charles Dickens and his famous holiday book on the trip to Washington D.C.  Enjoy a matinee show of “A Christmas Carol” with a fine cast of characters and music at Ford’s Theatre.

    At the conclusion of the play, journey through Washington D.C. to festive Georgetown to Tony and Joe’s restaurant where the holiday lights of the city will be viewed from the dining room.  A delicious, 3 course, all inclusive meal with bread service, coffee, tea and sodas will round out the day. Departure and arrival times for this trip will be determined.

    Tickets include: transportation, lecture, theatre ticket and dinner.  Bus driver tip is not included. The cost of this trip to be determined but save the date for this fun prelude to your holiday celebrations!

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  • 11/30/19

    Annual Festival of Trees

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

    Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Garden Center, six themed Christmas trees are exhibited for viewing. Beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs the trees are available for raffle. A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30   November 22 – December 15    Free

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  • 11/30/19

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    Toy trains and Christmas are the stuff of memories. View passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. Presented and operated by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society, a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains unfolds on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.

    Check it out from every angle. There is something for everyone as lights flash, burning buildings glow, sirens sound, cattle moo and Ferris wheels turn. Old and new trains will be displayed each week and for the annual visitor, exciting new additions are made each year. Thanks to the Friends of Fort Hunter for underwriting this popular attraction.

    Open weekends only, November 30 – December 22, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/1/19 to 12/22/19

    Christmas at Fort Hunter

    Time:
    10:15 AM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    Classic, traditional decorations of fresh greens and fruits, dried materials and fresh flowers adorn the Mansion for the holidays. Guided tours highlight the seasonal trimmings and holiday customs of the Reily’s. Many thanks to the Civic Committee of the Garden Club of Harrisburg for their inspired decorating creations. Open Tuesday – Saturday 10 AM- 4:30PM; Sunday 12 – 4:30 PM.  Closed Mondays.  Admission charged – $7 Adults; $6 Senior Citizens; $4 Students and Children

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  • 12/1/19

    Annual Festival of Trees

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

    Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Garden Center, six themed Christmas trees are exhibited for viewing. Beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs the trees are available for raffle. A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30  November 22 – December 15    Free

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  • 12/1/19

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    Toy trains and Christmas are the stuff of memories. View passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. Presented and operated by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society, a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains unfolds on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.

    Check it out from every angle. There is something for everyone as lights flash, burning buildings glow, sirens sound, cattle moo and Ferris wheels turn. Old and new trains will be displayed each week and for the annual visitor, exciting new additions are made each year. Thanks to the Friends of Fort Hunter for underwriting this popular attraction.

    Open weekends only, November 30 – December 22, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/6/19

    Craft Reunion

    Time:
    12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Handcrafted, affordable pottery, jewelry, metal sculpture, rustic woodcraft, glass, fine art, photography, wood toys, soaps, ornaments and more are offered for sale by members of the former Third Street Pottery.  This annual open house is eagerly anticipated by visitors who value the opportunity to meet the makers of the fine crafts on offer. Buy Local from the best of central Pennsylvania’s artisans.  Free admission

     

    Friday, December 6  12 – 9PM
    Saturday December 7  10AM – 7PM
    Sunday, December 8 11AM- 4PM
     

     

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  • 12/7/19

    Craft Reunion

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Handcrafted, affordable pottery, jewelry, metal sculpture, rustic woodcraft, glass, fine art, photography, wood toys, soaps, ornaments and more are offered for sale by members of the former Third Street Pottery.  This annual open house is eagerly anticipated by visitors who value the opportunity to meet the makers of the fine crafts on offer. Buy Local from the best of central Pennsylvania’s artisans.  Free admission

     

    Friday, December 6  12 – 9PM
    Saturday December 7  10AM – 7PM
    Sunday, December 8 11AM- 4PM
     

     

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  • 12/7/19

    Greens Sale

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

    Featuring decorative, handmade greens such as topiaries, boxwood trees, centerpieces, swags, plus magnolia and holly branches and more for sale.  Arrangements made by Friends of Fort Hunter members are decorated with berries, dried flowers, etc. and created in wet oasis to be long-lasting.

     

    Saturday, December 7  10am – 2pm    
    Sunday, December 8  11AM until sold out

     

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  • 12/7/19

    Annual Festival of Trees

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

    Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Garden Center, six themed Christmas trees are exhibited for viewing. Beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs the trees are available for raffle. A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30  November 22 – December 15    Free

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  • 12/7/19

    Fort Couture

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Adorned in holiday spirit, these Christmas dress forms are a twist on holiday decoration. Displayed in the Stone Stable, these festive wonders are created by volunteers, Friends of Fort Hunter and local businesses. Using fresh and imitation greens and other imaginative materials, Fort Couture will amaze and inspire your holiday season.  Free

     

    Open weekends only, December 7 – 22
    Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30
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  • 12/7/19

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    Toy trains and Christmas are the stuff of memories. View passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. Presented and operated by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society, a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains unfolds on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.

    Check it out from every angle. There is something for everyone as lights flash, burning buildings glow, sirens sound, cattle moo and Ferris wheels turn. Old and new trains will be displayed each week and for the annual visitor, exciting new additions are made each year. Thanks to the Friends of Fort Hunter for underwriting this popular attraction.

    Open weekends only, November 30 – December 22, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/8/19

    Craft Reunion

    Time:
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Handcrafted, affordable pottery, jewelry, metal sculpture, rustic woodcraft, glass, fine art, photography, wood toys, soaps, ornaments and more are offered for sale by members of the former Third Street Pottery.  This annual open house is eagerly anticipated by visitors who value the opportunity to meet the makers of the fine crafts on offer. Buy Local from the best of central Pennsylvania’s artisans.  Free admission

     

    Friday, December 6  12 – 9PM
    Saturday December 7  10AM – 7PM
    Sunday, December 8 11AM- 4PM
     

     

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  • 12/8/19

    Greens Sale

    Time:
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Featuring decorative, handmade greens such as topiaries, boxwood trees, centerpieces, swags, plus magnolia and holly branches and more for sale.  Arrangements made by Friends of Fort Hunter members are decorated with berries, dried flowers, etc. and created in wet oasis to be long-lasting.

     

    Saturday, December 7  10am – 2pm    
    Sunday, December 8  11AM until sold out

     

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  • 12/8/19

    Annual Festival of Trees

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

    Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Garden Center, six themed Christmas trees are exhibited for viewing. Beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs the trees are available for raffle. A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30 November 22 – December 15    Free

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  • 12/8/19

    Fort Couture

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Adorned in holiday spirit, these Christmas dress forms are a twist on holiday decoration. Displayed in the Stone Stable, these festive wonders are created by volunteers, Friends of Fort Hunter and local businesses. Using fresh and imitation greens and other imaginative materials, Fort Couture will amaze and inspire your holiday season.  Free

     

    Open weekends only, December 7 – 22
    Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30
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  • 12/8/19

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    Toy trains and Christmas are the stuff of memories. View passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. Presented and operated by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society, a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains unfolds on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.

    Check it out from every angle. There is something for everyone as lights flash, burning buildings glow, sirens sound, cattle moo and Ferris wheels turn. Old and new trains will be displayed each week and for the annual visitor, exciting new additions are made each year. Thanks to the Friends of Fort Hunter for underwriting this popular attraction.

    Open weekends only, November 30 – December 22, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/8/19

    Victorian Tea

    Time:
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    Sample sweet and savory treats as you sip cups of spiced tea and enjoy the Mansion adorned for the holidays with fresh greens and natural trimmings. Members of the Civil War Dance and Arts Society greet guests and pour the tea in 1860’s era costume. No reservations necessary.  Admission $10 at the door.

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  • 12/14/19

    Annual Festival of Trees

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

    Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Garden Center, six themed Christmas trees are exhibited for viewing. Beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs the trees are available for raffle. A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30,  November 22 – December 15    Free

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  • 12/14/19

    Fort Couture

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Adorned in holiday spirit, these Christmas dress forms are a twist on holiday decoration. Displayed in the Stone Stable, these festive wonders are created by volunteers, Friends of Fort Hunter and local businesses. Using fresh and imitation greens and other imaginative materials, Fort Couture will amaze and inspire your holiday season.  Free

     

    Open weekends only, December 7 – 22
    Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30
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  • 12/14/19

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    Toy trains and Christmas are the stuff of memories. View passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. Presented and operated by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society, a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains unfolds on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.

    Check it out from every angle. There is something for everyone as lights flash, burning buildings glow, sirens sound, cattle moo and Ferris wheels turn. Old and new trains will be displayed each week and for the annual visitor, exciting new additions are made each year. Thanks to the Friends of Fort Hunter for underwriting this popular attraction.

    Open weekends only, November 30 – December 22, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/15/19

    Annual Festival of Trees

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

    Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Garden Center, six themed Christmas trees are exhibited for viewing. Beautifully decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs the trees are available for raffle. A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30         November 22-December 15   Free

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  • 12/15/19

    Fort Couture

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Adorned in holiday spirit, these Christmas dress forms are a twist on holiday decoration. Displayed in the Stone Stable, these festive wonders are created by volunteers, Friends of Fort Hunter and local businesses. Using fresh and imitation greens and other imaginative materials, Fort Couture will amaze and inspire your holiday season.  Free

     

    Open weekends only, December 7 – 22
    Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30
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  • 12/15/19

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    Toy trains and Christmas are the stuff of memories. View passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. Presented and operated by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society, a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains unfolds on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.

    Check it out from every angle. There is something for everyone as lights flash, burning buildings glow, sirens sound, cattle moo and Ferris wheels turn. Old and new trains will be displayed each week and for the annual visitor, exciting new additions are made each year. Thanks to the Friends of Fort Hunter for underwriting this popular attraction.

    Open weekends only, November 30 – December 22, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/15/19

    Triumphant Brass in Concert

    Time:
    2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Enjoy a free concert of Christmas music.  Join the 11 member, Mechanicsburg area brass group as they play familiar holiday tunes and Christmas songs in an informal concert setting. Many thanks to Polly Rubendall for underwriting this concert.  Free

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  • 12/21/19

    Fort Couture

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Adorned in holiday spirit, these Christmas dress forms are a twist on holiday decoration. Displayed in the Stone Stable, these festive wonders are created by volunteers, Friends of Fort Hunter and local businesses. Using fresh and imitation greens and other imaginative materials, Fort Couture will amaze and inspire your holiday season.  Free

     

    Open weekends only, December 7 – 22
    Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30
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  • 12/21/19

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    Toy trains and Christmas are the stuff of memories. View passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. Presented and operated by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society, a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains unfolds on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.

    Check it out from every angle. There is something for everyone as lights flash, burning buildings glow, sirens sound, cattle moo and Ferris wheels turn. Old and new trains will be displayed each week and for the annual visitor, exciting new additions are made each year. Thanks to the Friends of Fort Hunter for underwriting this popular attraction.

    Open weekends only, November 30 – December 22, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/22/19

    Fort Couture

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Adorned in holiday spirit, these Christmas dress forms are a twist on holiday decoration. Displayed in the Stone Stable, these festive wonders are created by volunteers, Friends of Fort Hunter and local businesses. Using fresh and imitation greens and other imaginative materials, Fort Couture will amaze and inspire your holiday season.  Free

     

    Open weekends only, December 7 – 22
    Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30
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  • 12/22/19

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    Toy trains and Christmas are the stuff of memories. View passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. Presented and operated by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society, a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains unfolds on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.

    Check it out from every angle. There is something for everyone as lights flash, burning buildings glow, sirens sound, cattle moo and Ferris wheels turn. Old and new trains will be displayed each week and for the annual visitor, exciting new additions are made each year. Thanks to the Friends of Fort Hunter for underwriting this popular attraction.

    Open weekends only, November 30 – December 22, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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