For Kids

Category: For Kids

  • 11/28/20

    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.

    For the safety of all guests and volunteers, everyone is required to wear a mask and social distance while visiting the trains.  Room capacity is limited to 15 people at a time.  If you don’t feel well, please visit another time. Thank you for your participation in keeping everyone safe!

    Open weekends only, November 28 – December 20, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 11/29/20

    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.

    For the safety of all guests and volunteers, everyone is required to wear a mask and social distance while visiting the trains.  Room capacity is limited to 15 people at a time.  If you don’t feel well, please visit another time. Thank you for your participation in keeping everyone safe!

    Open weekends only, November 28 – December 20, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/1/20 to 12/23/20

    Christmas at Fort Hunter

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

    View the Mansion adorned for the holidays with traditional decorations of fresh greens and fruits, dried materials and fresh flowers.  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.

    For the safety of guests and staff, new precautions and practices have been established. Tours are limited to 6 visitors per tour, are by pre-paid reservation and last only 30 minutes. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are required. In between tour times, high touch areas will be sanitized.

     
    Open through December 23.
    Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am; 11:30am; 1:00pm; 2:30pm; 3:30pm
    Sunday 12:00 pm; 1:30 pm; 3:00 pm; 4:00 pm 
    Closed Mondays.  
    Covid – 19 Discount Admission – $5 per person.
    Click here for tour reservations.
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  • 12/5/20

    Virtual Kid's Only Holiday Shop

    Time:
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    For the safety of kids and volunteers, the Kids Only Holiday Shop will be held virtually this year.   But not to worry, kids can participate in a virtual holiday shopping experience from the safety of their home.

    Tasteful and unique items from the Museum Shop at Fort Hunter Mansion, priced under $10, with items for all ages, including grandparents, will be available from an online store.

    Once ordered, Santa’s elves will individually wrap and label the gifts with gift tags so that purchases remain a holiday secret.  Families may pick up orders at Fort Hunter Mansion during regular business hours.

    The link to the Virtual Kids Shop will be available in December.

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  • 12/5/20

    Annual Festival of Trees

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

    Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Civic 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.

    Masks and social distancing will be required, limit of 15 people in the room at one time.  Please note the change in location.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30

    December 5 – 20    Free

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  • 12/5/20

    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.

    To ensure the safety of visitors and volunteers, visitors will enter and exit through different doors, a room capacity of 15 people will be observed, hand sanitizer will be available and guests are asked to social distance.

    Free

    Open weekends only, December 5- 20
    Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30
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  • 12/5/20

    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.

    For the safety of all guests and volunteers, everyone is required to wear a mask and social distance while visiting the trains.  Room capacity is limited to 15 people at a time.  If you don’t feel well, please visit another time. Thank you for your participation in keeping everyone safe!

    Open weekends only, November 28 – December 20, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/6/20

    Virtual Kid's Only Holiday Shop

    Time:
    8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    For the safety of kids and volunteers, the Kids Only Holiday Shop will be held virtually this year.   But not to worry, kids can participate in a virtual holiday shopping experience from the safety of their home.

    Tasteful and unique items from the Museum Shop at Fort Hunter Mansion, priced under $10, with items for all ages, including grandparents, will be available from an online store.

    Once ordered, Santa’s elves will individually wrap and label the gifts with gift tags so that purchases remain a holiday secret.  Families may pick up orders at Fort Hunter Mansion during regular business hours.

    The link to the Virtual Kids Shop will be available in December.

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  • 12/6/20

    Annual Festival of Trees

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

    Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Civic 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.

    Masks and social distancing will be required, limit of 15 people in the room at one time.  Please note the change in location.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30

    December 5 -20    Free

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  • 12/6/20

    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.

    To ensure the safety of visitors and volunteers, visitors will enter and exit through different doors, a room capacity of 15 people will be observed, hand sanitizer will be available and guests are asked to social distance.

    Free

    Open weekends only, December 5- 20
    Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30
     
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  • 12/6/20

    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.

    For the safety of all guests and volunteers, everyone is required to wear a mask and social distance while visiting the trains.  Room capacity is limited to 15 people at a time.  If you don’t feel well, please visit another time. Thank you for your participation in keeping everyone safe!

    Open weekends only, November 28 – December 20, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/6/20

    Clear Toy Candy Making Demonstration - Canceled

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

    Due to restrictions and safety concerns associated with Covid 19, the candy making demonstration is canceled for 2020, look for this popular event to return next year.

    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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  • 12/9/20

    St. Thomas Dulcimer Society in Concert - Canceled

    Time:
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Due to restrictions and safety concerns associated with Covid 19, the dulcimer concert is canceled for 2020, look for this popular event to return next year.

    Enjoy a collection of holiday and seasonal tunes played on mountain dulcimers,  Baritone dulcimers, a Bass dulcimer, banjammer (plays like a Dulcimer sounds like a banjo), harps, and hammer dulcimer.

    A holiday sing-along will conclude the concert and the Toy Train Exhibit will be open for a visit at the conclusion of the concert. Seating is limited.   FREE

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  • 12/12/20

    Virtual Kid's Only Holiday Shop

    Time:
    8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    For the safety of kids and volunteers, the Kids Only Holiday Shop will be held virtually this year.   But not to worry, kids can participate in a virtual holiday shopping experience from the safety of their home!

    Tasteful and unique items from the Museum Shop at Fort Hunter Mansion, priced under $10, with items for all ages, including grandparents, will be available from an online store.

    Once ordered, Santa’s elves will individually wrap and label the gifts with gift tags so that purchases remain a holiday secret.  Families may pick up orders at Fort Hunter Mansion during regular business hours.

    The link to the Virtual Kids Shop will be available in December.

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  • 12/12/20

    Annual Festival of Trees

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

    Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Civic 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.

    Masks and social distancing will be required, limit of 15 people in the room at one timePlease note the change in location.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30

    December 5 – 20    Free

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  • 12/12/20

    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.

    To ensure the safety of visitors and volunteers, visitors will enter and exit through different doors, a room capacity of 15 people will be observed, hand sanitizer will be available and guests are asked to social distance.

    Free
    Open weekends only, December 5- 20
    Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30
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  • 12/12/20

    Santa's Reindeer In-person and Virtual Mrs. Santa

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

    Visit with Santa’s reindeer in-person and virtually visit with Mrs. Santa, as she reads a Christmas story, from the comfort of home. Refreshments will be individually wrapped and available by donation. Many thanks to Marilyn and Don Koones for underwriting this event

    Attendance is by timed, pre-registration only, space is limited.

    Click here to register for free, timed tickets.

    Free

     

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  • 12/12/20

    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.

    For the safety of all guests and volunteers, everyone is required to wear a mask and social distance while visiting the trains.  Room capacity is limited to 15 people at a time.  If you don’t feel well, please visit another time. Thank you for your participation in keeping everyone safe!

    Open weekends only, November 28 – December 20, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/13/20

    Virtual Kid's Only Holiday Shop

    Time:
    8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    For the safety of kids and volunteers, the Kids Only Holiday Shop will be held virtually this year.   But not to worry, kids can participate in a virtual holiday shopping experience from the safety of their home!

    Tasteful and unique items from the Museum Shop at Fort Hunter Mansion, priced under $10, with items for all ages, including grandparents, will be available from an online store.

    Once ordered, Santa’s elves will individually wrap and label the gifts with gift tags so that purchases remain a holiday secret.  Families may pick up orders at Fort Hunter Mansion during regular business hours.

    The link to the Virtual Kids Shop will be available in December.

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  • 12/13/20

    Annual Festival of Trees

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

    Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Civic 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.

    Masks and social distancing will be required, limit of 15 people in the room at one timePlease note the change in location.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30

    December 5 – 20    Free

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  • 12/13/20

    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.

    To ensure the safety of visitors and volunteers, visitors will enter and exit through different doors, a room capacity of 15 people will be observed, hand sanitizer will be available and guests are asked to social distance.

    Free

    Open weekends only, December 5- 20
    Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30
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  • 12/13/20

    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.

    For the safety of all guests and volunteers, everyone is required to wear a mask and social distance while visiting the trains.  Room capacity is limited to 15 people at a time.  If you don’t feel well, please visit another time. Thank you for your participation in keeping everyone safe!

    Open weekends only, November 28 – December 20, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/19/20

    Virtual Kid's Only Holiday Shop

    Time:
    8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    For the safety of kids and volunteers, the Kids Only Holiday Shop will be held virtually this year.   But not to worry, kids can participate in a virtual holiday shopping experience from the safety of their home!

    Tasteful and unique items from the Museum Shop at Fort Hunter Mansion, priced under $10, with items for all ages, including grandparents, will be available from an online store.

    Once ordered, Santa’s elves will individually wrap and label the gifts with gift tags so that purchases remain a holiday secret.  Families may pick up orders at Fort Hunter Mansion during regular business hours.

    The link to the Virtual Kids Shop will be available in December.

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  • 12/19/20

    Annual Festival of Trees

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

    Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Civic 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.

    Masks and social distancing will be required, limit of 15 people in the room at one time.  Please note the change in location.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30

    December 5 -20    Free

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  • 12/19/20

    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.

    To ensure the safety of visitors and volunteers, visitors will enter and exit through different doors, a room capacity of 15 people will be observed, hand sanitizer will be available and guests are asked to social distance.

    Free

    Open weekends only, December 5- 20
    Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30
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  • 12/19/20

    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.

    For the safety of all guests and volunteers, everyone is required to wear a mask and social distance while visiting the trains.  Room capacity is limited to 15 people at a time.  If you don’t feel well, please visit another time. Thank you for your participation in keeping everyone safe!

    Open weekends only, November 28 – December 20, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/20/20

    Virtual Kid's Only Holiday Shop

    Time:
    8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    For the safety of kids and volunteers, the Kids Only Holiday Shop will be held virtually this year.   But not to worry, kids can participate in a virtual holiday shopping experience from the safety of their home!

    Tasteful and unique items from the Museum Shop at Fort Hunter Mansion, priced under $10, with items for all ages, including grandparents, will be available from an online store.

    Once ordered, Santa’s elves will individually wrap and label the gifts with gift tags so that purchases remain a holiday secret.  Families may pick up orders at Fort Hunter Mansion during regular business hours.

    The link to the Virtual Kids Shop will be available in December.

    More »
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  • 12/20/20

    Annual Festival of Trees

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

    Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Civic 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.

    Masks and social distancing will be required, limit of 15 people in the room at one timePlease note the change in location.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30

    December 5 -20    Free

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  • 12/20/20

    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.

    To ensure the safety of visitors and volunteers, visitors will enter and exit through different doors, a room capacity of 15 people will be observed, hand sanitizer will be available and guests are asked to social distance.

    Free

    Open weekends only, December 5- 20
    Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30
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  • 12/20/20

    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.

    For the safety of all guests and volunteers, everyone is required to wear a mask and social distance while visiting the trains.  Room capacity is limited to 15 people at a time.  If you don’t feel well, please visit another time. Thank you for your participation in keeping everyone safe!

    Open weekends only, November 28 – December 20, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/20/20

    Brass Triumphant in Concert - Canceled

    Time:
    2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Due to restrictions and safety concerns associated with Covid 19, the Brass Triumphant is canceled for 2020, look for this popular event to return next year.

    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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