Historical

Category: Historical

  • 12/1/21 to 12/23/21

    Christmas at Fort Hunter

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

    Catch the holiday spirit as you enjoy a guided tour of Fort Hunter Mansion decorated with fresh greens and fruits, dried materials and fresh flowers.  Many thanks to the Civic Committee of the Garden Club of Harrisburg for their inspired decorating creations.  The lives of the families that lived at Fort Hunter are highlighted on guided tours of the elegant rooms. Tour size is limited to 8 people.  Reservations are encouraged, walk-in tours are accommodated as available. Masks and social distancing are encouraged.

    Many thanks to Nature’s Way Nursery for providing the pine roping and parlor Christmas tree used in holidays decorations.

    Visit the Virtual Museum Shop, place an order online and pick up at the Mansion.

    Tuesday -Saturday, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
    Sunday, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
    Closed Mondays

    Click here to reserve your tour.

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  • 12/4/21

    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 27 – December 19, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/5/21

    Victorian Tea - Hybrid Version - Sold Out

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

    Thanks for your support, the Victorian Tea -hybrid has sold out for 2021!

     

     

    Contactless entry –  tickets are by online pre-registration only.

    By timed entry, view the mansion adorned, by the Civic Committee of the Harrisburg Garden Club, for the holidays with fresh greens and natural trimmings. View a demonstration of making clear toy candy, an old-time favorite. Enjoy familiar holiday tunes by Mary Ann Guerrisi on violin.

    As you exit the Museum Shop, pick up your pre-purchased tea package “to go” and enjoy the tea treats in the comfort of your own home. “To Go” tea boxes will include a copy of Fort Hunter Mansion and Park Guide Book, a bag of the Fort Hunter spice tea mix, cookies, scones and jam.

    Masks and social distancing are encouraged.  Guided tours will not be offered today.

    $20 non-members,  $15 members 

    There will be no ticket sales at the door.

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  • 12/5/21

    Clear Toy Candy Demonstration

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

    A sweet reminder of the past; clear toy candy making will be demonstrated in the summer kitchen of the Mansion during the Victorian Tea. This Pennsylvania-German tradition that dates back to the 1700s involves molding sugar into a hard-candy sculptures. This candy was, and still is, a traditional holiday gift among local Pennsylvanians; one-part play-thing, and one-part edible treat. Candy makers George Kopp and Gina Napoli will demonstrate in the Mansion summer kitchen during the Victorian Tea and have candies for sale.  Free

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  • 12/5/21

    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 27 – December 19, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/11/21

    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 27 – December 19, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/12/21

    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 27 – December 19, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/18/21

    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 27 – December 19, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/19/21

    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 27 – December 19, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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