For Kids

Category: For Kids

  • 9/5/18 to 10/5/18

    Archaeological Excavation

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

    See state archaeologists unearth evidence of 1700s military and settlement life as well as objects from prehistoric Indians. For the twelfth 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. 9/16)  Free

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  • 9/16/18

    Fort Hunter Day

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

    Celebrate fall with a craft show, children’s crafts and games, hay rides, carriage rides and pony rides, pumpkin baking contest, exhibits, farm animals, music, demonstrations, food and surprises around every corner. Free

    Pumpkin Baking contest application click here.

    Click here  for the Vendor Application.

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  • 10/14/18

    Susquehanna Folk Music Jam Session

    Time:
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Note the change of date.  SFMS Jams are enjoyable afternoons of homemade acoustic music. Everyone who loves making music or listening to it, regardless of age,  performers or non-performers, beginners to experts are welcome. Folk music is at its best when made by hand and shared among friends — so drag that ukulele out of the closet and join in!  Bring instruments, ears, voices, and (if you wish) snacks to share. Copies of song words and/or guitar chords help others play and sing along.    Free

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  • 10/14/18

    Susquehanna Folk Music Jam Session

    Time:
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    SFMS Jams are enjoyable afternoons of homemade acoustic music. Everyone who loves making music or listening to it, regardless of age,  performers or non-performers, beginners to experts are welcome. Folk music is at its best when made by hand and shared among friends — so drag that ukulele out of the closet and join in!  Bring instruments, ears, voices, and (if you wish) snacks to share. Copies of song words and/or guitar chords help others play and sing along.    Free

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  • 10/28/18

    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 2:30p.m., small doggie races throughout the day, craft and pet product vendors, take your picture with the Reily monkey, parrot and Jim the pig, lots of fun, free activities for kids, caricature artist and face painting, Steppin’ Woofs dancing dogs demonstrations at 12:30 and 2 p.m., Humane Society pet adoptions, hot dogs and beverages for saleFree

     

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  • 11/3/18

    Susquehanna Folk Music Jam Session

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

    SFMS Jams are enjoyable afternoons of homemade acoustic music. Everyone who loves making music or listening to it, regardless of age,  performers or non-performers, beginners to experts are welcome. Folk music is at its best when made by hand and shared among friends — so drag that ukulele out of the closet and join in!  Bring instruments, ears, voices, and (if you wish) snacks to share. Copies of song words and/or guitar chords help others play and sing along.    Free

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  • 11/7/18

    Homeschoolers' Day

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

    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 focus on how Indians obtained food, shelter, clothing and equipment, including exploring a wigwam, hands on activities and games. Program is also offered on Thursday, April 19. Pre-registration is required, call 717-599-5751.  Admission $5 students, $3 adults

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  • 11/8/18

    Homeschoolers' Day

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

    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 focus on how Indians obtained food, shelter, clothing and equipment, including exploring a wigwam, hands on activities and games. Program is also offered on Thursday, April 19. Pre-registration is required, call 717-599-5751.  Admission $5 students, $3 adults

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  • 11/11/18

    Susquehanna Folk Music Jam Session

    Time:
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Note the change of date.  SFMS Jams are enjoyable afternoons of homemade acoustic music. Everyone who loves making music or listening to it, regardless of age,  performers or non-performers, beginners to experts are welcome. Folk music is at its best when made by hand and shared among friends — so drag that ukulele out of the closet and join in!  Bring instruments, ears, voices, and (if you wish) snacks to share. Copies of song words and/or guitar chords help others play and sing along.    Free

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  • 11/24/18

    Festival of Trees

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

    Annual Festival of Trees, sponsored by Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, Inc. View six beautifully decorated Christmas trees decorated by local garden clubs on display.  Raffle tickets are available for purchase to vote for your favorite tree, you might be the lucky winner to take home a fully decorated tree! Open Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30 through December 16. Free

     

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  • 11/24/18

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    HO gauge trains displayed by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society on a layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays through December 16.  Free

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  • 11/25/18

    Festival of Trees

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

    Annual Festival of Trees,. View six beautifully decorated Christmas trees decorated by local garden clubs on display.  Sponsored by Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, raffle tickets are available for purchase to vote for your favorite tree. You might be the lucky winner to take home a fully decorated tree!  Open Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30 through December 16.  Free

     

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  • 11/25/18

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    HO gauge trains displayed by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society on a layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays through December 16.  Free

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  • 12/1/18 to 12/23/18

    Christmas at Fort Hunter

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

    View the mansion decorated for the season by the Harrisburg Garden Club with natural trimmings of fresh evergreens, fruits and fresh and dried flowers on a guided tour.  The Mansion is open 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday and 12 noon – 4:30 p.m. on Sundays through December 23.  Closed Mondays.

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  • 12/1/18

    Festival of Trees

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

    Annual Festival of Trees,. View six beautifully decorated Christmas trees decorated by local garden clubs on display.  Sponsored by Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, raffle tickets are available for purchase to vote for your favorite tree. You might be the lucky winner to take home a fully decorated tree!  Open Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30 through December 16.  Free

     

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  • 12/1/18

    Fort Couture Christmas Tree Dresses

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

    Dress forms decorated like Christmas trees on exhibit. View 15 – 20 inspirational, creative, holiday dresses in the Stone Stable.  Saturdays and Sundays through December 16 12:30 – 4:30 pm.  Free.  To participate email jhair@dauphinc.org

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  • 12/1/18

    Kids Only Shop

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

    Holiday shopping for kids only, 12 years old and under.  Assisted by shopper elves from the Friends of Fort Hunter, children may purchase gifts from the Fort Hunter Museum Shop for family and friends.  All items priced $10 and under.  Children emerge from the winter wonderland with gifts wrapped and labeled.  All sales benefit Friends of Fort Hunter.  Saturdays and Sundays through December 16. Free entry, adults provide spending money.

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  • 12/1/18

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    HO gauge trains displayed by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society on a layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays through December 16.  Free

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  • 12/2/18

    Festival of Trees

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

    Annual Festival of Trees,. View six beautifully decorated Christmas trees decorated by local garden clubs on display.  Sponsored by Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, raffle tickets are available for purchase to vote for your favorite tree. You might be the lucky winner to take home a fully decorated tree!  Open Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30 through December 16.  Free

     

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  • 12/2/18

    Fort Couture Christmas Tree Dresses

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

    Dress forms decorated like Christmas trees on exhibit. View 15 – 20 inspirational, creative, holiday dresses in the Stone Stable.  Saturdays and Sundays through December 16 12:30 – 4:30 pm.  Free.  To participate email jhair@dauphinc.org

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  • 12/2/18

    Kids Only Shop

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

    Holiday shopping for kids only, 12 years old and under.  Assisted by shopper elves from the Friends of Fort Hunter, children may purchase gifts from the Fort Hunter Museum Shop for family and friends.  All items priced $10 and under.  Children emerge from the winter wonderland with gifts wrapped and labeled.  All sales benefit Friends of Fort Hunter.  Saturdays and Sundays through December 16. Free entry, adults provide spending money.

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  • 12/2/18

    Open Hearth Cooking

    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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  • 12/2/18

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    HO gauge trains displayed by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society on a layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays through December 16.  Free

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  • 12/8/18

    Festival of Trees

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

    Annual Festival of Trees,. View six beautifully decorated Christmas trees decorated by local garden clubs on display.  Sponsored by Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, raffle tickets are available for purchase to vote for your favorite tree. You might be the lucky winner to take home a fully decorated tree!  Open Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30 through December 16.  Free

     

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  • 12/8/18

    Fort Couture Christmas Tree Dresses

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

    Dress forms decorated like Christmas trees on exhibit. View 15 – 20 inspirational, creative, holiday dresses in the Stone Stable.  Saturdays and Sundays through December 16 12:30 – 4:30 pm.  Free.  To participate email jhair@dauphinc.org

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  • 12/8/18

    Kids Only Shop

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

    Holiday shopping for kids only, 12 years old and under.  Assisted by shopper elves from the Friends of Fort Hunter, children may purchase gifts from the Fort Hunter Museum Shop for family and friends.  All items priced $10 and under.  Children emerge from the winter wonderland with gifts wrapped and labeled.  All sales benefit Friends of Fort Hunter.  Saturdays and Sundays through December 16. Free entry, adults provide spending money.

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  • 12/8/18

    Santa's Reindeer and Mrs. Santa

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

    Visit and take pictures with Santa’s reindeer and Mrs. Santa. Refreshments available by donation.  The line for the reindeer closes at 2:15 to assure that everyone in the line gets to visit the reindeer.  Also visit the Kids Only Shop, the Toy Train Exhibit, the Festival of Trees and the Fort Couture display.  Free

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  • 12/8/18

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    HO gauge trains displayed by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society on a layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays through December 16.  Free

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  • 12/9/18

    Festival of Trees

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

    Annual Festival of Trees,. View six beautifully decorated Christmas trees decorated by local garden clubs on display.  Sponsored by Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, raffle tickets are available for purchase to vote for your favorite tree. You might be the lucky winner to take home a fully decorated tree!  Open Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30 through December 16.  Free

     

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  • 12/9/18

    Fort Couture Christmas Tree Dresses

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

    Dress forms decorated like Christmas trees on exhibit. View 15 – 20 inspirational, creative, holiday dresses in the Stone Stable.  Saturdays and Sundays through December 16 12:30 – 4:30 pm.  Free.  To participate email jhair@dauphinc.org

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  • 12/9/18

    Kids Only Shop

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

    Holiday shopping for kids only, 12 years old and under.  Assisted by shopper elves from the Friends of Fort Hunter, children may purchase gifts from the Fort Hunter Museum Shop for family and friends.  All items priced $10 and under.  Children emerge from the winter wonderland with gifts wrapped and labeled.  All sales benefit Friends of Fort Hunter.  Saturdays and Sundays through December 16. Free entry, adults provide spending money.

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  • 12/9/18

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    HO gauge trains displayed by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society on a layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays through December 16.  Free

    More »
  • 12/9/18

    Susquehanna Folk Music Jam Session

    Time:
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    SFMS Jams are enjoyable afternoons of homemade acoustic music. Everyone who loves making music or listening to it, regardless of age,  performers or non-performers, beginners to experts are welcome. Folk music is at its best when made by hand and shared among friends — so drag that ukulele out of the closet and join in!  Bring instruments, ears, voices, and (if you wish) snacks to share. Copies of song words and/or guitar chords help others play and sing along.    Free

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  • 12/15/18

    Festival of Trees

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

    Annual Festival of Trees,. View six beautifully decorated Christmas trees decorated by local garden clubs on display.  Sponsored by Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, raffle tickets are available for purchase to vote for your favorite tree. You might be the lucky winner to take home a fully decorated tree!  Open Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30 through December 16.  Free

     

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  • 12/15/18

    Fort Couture Christmas Tree Dresses

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

    Dress forms decorated like Christmas trees on exhibit. View 15 – 20 inspirational, creative, holiday dresses in the Stone Stable.  Saturdays and Sundays through December 16 12:30 – 4:30 pm.  Free.  To participate email jhair@dauphinc.org

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  • 12/15/18

    Kids Only Shop

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

    Holiday shopping for kids only, 12 years old and under.  Assisted by shopper elves from the Friends of Fort Hunter, children may purchase gifts from the Fort Hunter Museum Shop for family and friends.  All items priced $10 and under.  Children emerge from the winter wonderland with gifts wrapped and labeled.  All sales benefit Friends of Fort Hunter.  Saturdays and Sundays through December 16. Free entry, adults provide spending money.

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  • 12/15/18

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    HO gauge trains displayed by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society on a layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays through December 16.  Free

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  • 12/16/18

    Festival of Trees

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

    Annual Festival of Trees. View six beautifully decorated Christmas trees decorated by local garden clubs on display.  Sponsored by Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, raffle tickets are available for purchase to vote for your favorite tree. You might be the lucky winner to take home a fully decorated tree!  Open Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30 through December 16.  Free

     

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  • 12/16/18

    Fort Couture Christmas Tree Dresses

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

    Dress forms decorated like Christmas trees on exhibit. View 15 – 20 inspirational, creative, holiday dresses in the Stone Stable.  Saturdays and Sundays through December 16 12:30 – 4:30 pm.  Free.  To participate email jhair@dauphinc.org

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  • 12/16/18

    Kids Only Shop

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

    Holiday shopping for kids only, 12 years old and under.  Assisted by shopper elves from the Friends of Fort Hunter, children may purchase gifts from the Fort Hunter Museum Shop for family and friends.  All items priced $10 and under.  Children emerge from the winter wonderland with gifts wrapped and labeled.  All sales benefit Friends of Fort Hunter.  Saturdays and Sundays through December 16. Free entry, adults provide spending money.

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  • 12/16/18

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    HO gauge trains displayed by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society on a layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays through December 16.  Free

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  • 12/16/18

    Brass Triumphant Concert

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

     

    Enjoy sounds of the season with an 8 piece brass ensemble.  Free

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