For Kids

Category: For Kids

  • 7/30/21

    Sunset Series - Gamut Theatre featuring an Evening of TMI Improv

    Time:
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Enjoy a free Gamut Theatre presentation featuring an Evening of TMI Improv, outside, under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park. Rain Date: August 1 

    Teaming up with Capital BlueCross and Renewal by Andersen, the Sunset Music & Movie Series is expanding to 13-weeks, highlighting local performing arts organizations and including the family summer movie series.

     
    *pack a picnic basket or purchase from Grappling Crab Shack or Scoop O Dough food trucks opening at 5:00 pm
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    *no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park
     
    Admission: Free
     
    Get involved in your community by supporting “Dauphin County Gives Back!” with donations to the Gamut Theatre this evening. 
     
    Visit Dauphin County Parks and Recreation  for the complete listing of the summer’s free concerts and movies.

     
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  • 8/6/21

    Sunset Series - Movie Night - The NeverEnding Story

    Time:
    8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Enjoy a free viewing of The Neverending Story, outside, under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park. Rain Date:  Sunday, August 8.

    Teaming up with Capital BlueCross and Renewal by Andersen, the Sunset Music & Movie Series is expanding to 13-weeks, highlighting local performing arts organizations and including the family summer movie series.

     
    *pack a picnic basket or purchase from Blazing Swine BBQ food truck opening at 6:30 pm
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    *movie concession stand sponsored by the Friends of Fort Hunter
    *no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park
     
    Free
     
    Get involved in your community by supporting “Dauphin County Gives Back!” with donations to the American Literacy Corporation this evening. 
     
    Visit Dauphin County Parks and Recreation  for the complete listing of the summer’s free concerts and movies.

     

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  • 8/13/21

    Sunset Series - Open Stage of Harrisburg presents An Evening of  Broadway Cabaret 

    Time:
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Enjoy An Evening of Broadway Cabaret with Open Stage of Harrisburg, outside, under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park.  Rain Date:                                          Sunday, August 15

    Teaming up with Capital BlueCross and Renewal by Andersen, the Sunset Music & Movie Series is expanding to 13-weeks, highlighting local performing arts organizations and including the family summer movie series.

     
    *pack a picnic basket or purchase from Shreddrrz and Sarah’s Creamery serving Penn State Ice Cream opening at 5:00 pm
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    *no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park
     
    Free
     
    Get involved in your community by supporting “Dauphin County Gives Back!” with donations to the Open Stage of Harrisburg this evening. 
     
    Visit Dauphin County Parks and Recreation for the complete listing of the summer’s free concerts and movies.
     
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  • 8/20/21

    Sunset Series - Movie Night - The Bee Movie

    Time:
    8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Enjoy The Bee Movie, outside, under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park. Rain Date: Sunday, August 22

    Teaming up with Capital BlueCross and Renewal by Andersen, the Sunset Music & Movie Series is expanding to 13-weeks, highlighting local performing arts organizations and including the family summer movie series.

     
    *pack a picnic basket or purchase from Stocks on 2nd food truck opening at 6:30 pm
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    *movie concession stand on movie nights sponsored by the Friends of Fort Hunter
    *no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park
     

      Free

     
    Get involved in your community by supporting “Dauphin County Gives Back!” with donations to the Central PA  Beekeepers this evening. 
     
    Visit Dauphin County Parks and Recreation for the complete listing of the summer’s free concerts and movies.

     
     
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  • 8/27/21

    Sunset Series - Susquehanna Folk Music Society presents Colebrook Road

    Time:
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Enjoy a concert with Colebrook Road, outside, under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park.  Rain Date:  Sunday August 29

    Teaming up with Capital BlueCross and Renewal by Andersen, the Sunset Music & Movie Series is expanding to 13-weeks, highlighting local performing arts organizations and including the family summer movie series.

     
    *pack a picnic basket or purchase from Shreddrrz or Sarah’s Creamery  featuring Penn State Ice Cream food trucks 
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    *no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park
     

      Free

     
    Get involved in your community by supporting “Dauphin County Gives Back!” with donations to the Susquehanna Folk Music Society this evening. 
     

    Visit the Dauphin County Parks and Recreation website for the complete listing of the summer’s free concerts and movies.

     

     
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  • 9/22/21

    Virtual Lecture: The One Room Schoolhouse and American Society

    Time:
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Location:

    Join the Friends of Fort Hunter for an illustrated presentation examining the role that the rural school played in American education and  the daily life of the rural student of the period.  Retired educator William Murray, shares insights gained from over thirty interviews with students that attended a one room schoolhouse, numerous newspaper articles, and school board reports of the era.

    William Murray is a retired educator currently serving as the Archivist / Historian for the Mechanicsburg Area School District.

    The lecture is free but you must register to receive the link to view the virtual, illustrated talk. An email will be sent during the week prior to the lecture with instructions on how to join the virtual lecture.

    Click here to register.

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  • 11/27/21

    Annual Festival of Trees

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

    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.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30   November 27- December 19    Free

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  • 11/27/21

    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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  • 11/28/21

    Annual Festival of Trees

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

    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.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30  November 27 – December 19   Free

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  • 11/28/21

    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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  • 12/1/21 to 12/23/21

    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 – 4:30 p.m. on Sundays through December 23.  Closed Mondays.

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  • 12/4/21

    Annual Festival of Trees

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

    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.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30  November 27 – December 19   Free

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  • 12/4/21

    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 4 – 19
    Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30

     

     

     
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  • 12/4/21

    Kid's Only Holiday Shop

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

    Kids age 12 and under can shop for family and friends with the help of helper elves. All gifts are under $10 with items for all ages, including grandparents. The children will shop with the guidance of Santa’s helpers who will assist youngsters in picking out tasteful and unique items from the Museum Shop at Fort Hunter. Parents provide spending money and a gift list. The gifts will be wrapped and tagged by helper elves and children will emerge with smiles on their faces and secrets in their gift sacks. Don’t miss this special opportunity for parents and kids.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30  December 4 – December 19     Free, parents provide spending money

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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

    Annual Festival of Trees

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

    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.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30  November 27 – December 19   Free

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  • 12/5/21

    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 4 – 19
    Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30

     

     
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  • 12/5/21

    Kid's Only Holiday Shop

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

    Kids age 12 and under can shop for family and friends with the help of helper elves. All gifts are under $10 with items for all ages, including grandparents. The children will shop with the guidance of Santa’s helpers who will assist youngsters in picking out tasteful and unique items from the Museum Shop at Fort Hunter. Parents provide spending money and a gift list. The gifts will be wrapped and tagged by helper elves and children will emerge with smiles on their faces and secrets in their gift sacks. Don’t miss this special opportunity for parents and kids.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30  December 4 – December 19     Free, parents provide spending money

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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

    Annual Festival of Trees

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

    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.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30  November 27 – December 19   Free

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  • 12/11/21

    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 4 – 19
    Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30

     

     

     
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  • 12/11/21

    Kid's Only Holiday Shop

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

    Kids age 12 and under can shop for family and friends with the help of helper elves. All gifts are under $10 with items for all ages, including grandparents. The children will shop with the guidance of Santa’s helpers who will assist youngsters in picking out tasteful and unique items from the Museum Shop at Fort Hunter. Parents provide spending money and a gift list. The gifts will be wrapped and tagged by helper elves and children will emerge with smiles on their faces and secrets in their gift sacks. Don’t miss this special opportunity for parents and kids.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30  December 4 – December 19     Free, parents provide spending money

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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

    More »
  • 12/12/21

    Annual Festival of Trees

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

    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.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30  November 27 – December 19   Free

    More »
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  • 12/12/21

    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 4 – 19
    Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30

     

     

     
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  • 12/12/21

    Kid's Only Holiday Shop

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

    Kids age 12 and under can shop for family and friends with the help of helper elves. All gifts are under $10 with items for all ages, including grandparents. The children will shop with the guidance of Santa’s helpers who will assist youngsters in picking out tasteful and unique items from the Museum Shop at Fort Hunter. Parents provide spending money and a gift list. The gifts will be wrapped and tagged by helper elves and children will emerge with smiles on their faces and secrets in their gift sacks. Don’t miss this special opportunity for parents and kids.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30  December 4 – December 19     Free, parents provide spending money

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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

    More »
  • 12/18/21

    Annual Festival of Trees

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

    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.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30  November 27 – December 19   Free

    More »
    Categories:
  • 12/18/21

    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 4 – 19
    Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30

     

     

     
    More »
    Categories:
  • 12/18/21

    Kid's Only Holiday Shop

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

    Kids age 12 and under can shop for family and friends with the help of helper elves. All gifts are under $10 with items for all ages, including grandparents. The children will shop with the guidance of Santa’s helpers who will assist youngsters in picking out tasteful and unique items from the Museum Shop at Fort Hunter. Parents provide spending money and a gift list. The gifts will be wrapped and tagged by helper elves and children will emerge with smiles on their faces and secrets in their gift sacks. Don’t miss this special opportunity for parents and kids.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30  December 4 – December 19     Free, parents provide spending money

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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

    More »
  • 12/19/21

    Annual Festival of Trees

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

    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.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30  November 27 – December 19   Free

    More »
    Categories:
  • 12/19/21

    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 4 – 19
    Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30

     

     

     
    More »
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  • 12/19/21

    Kid's Only Holiday Shop

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

    Kids age 12 and under can shop for family and friends with the help of helper elves. All gifts are under $10 with items for all ages, including grandparents. The children will shop with the guidance of Santa’s helpers who will assist youngsters in picking out tasteful and unique items from the Museum Shop at Fort Hunter. Parents provide spending money and a gift list. The gifts will be wrapped and tagged by helper elves and children will emerge with smiles on their faces and secrets in their gift sacks. Don’t miss this special opportunity for parents and kids.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30  December 4 – December 19     Free, parents provide spending money

    More »
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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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