For Kids

Category: For Kids

  • 8/22/20

    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 per person.

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  • 9/9/20 to 10/2/20

    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 2020 will focus on the areas behind and to the west of the rear 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 20.  Work is cancelled for rain.    Free

     

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  • 9/20/20

    Fort Hunter Day

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

    Fort Hunter Day ushers in fall with a free celebration of the old-time way of life. Sponsored by M&T Bank, visitors will find arts and crafts, children’s games and activities, historic demonstrations and exhibits, entertainment, a bake sale, festival food and more.

    View a butterfly habitat, visit with the PA Honey Queen, see old farm implements and hear a street organ played.  Learn about native foods – pawpaws, persimmons, hickory and shagbark hickory nuts and sassafras.

    Visit Heckton Church throughout the day to enjoy casual musical offerings, Saint Thomas Dulcimer Society 12 – 2p.m.. View antique tractors, a 1947 Mac fire engine and an antique hammermill from private collections.

    Archaeologists from the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission will be excavating in the side yard of the Mansion to find the 1750s Fort at Hunter’s Mill.

    Throughout the day enjoy musical entertainment on the corncrib stage in partnership with the Susquehanna Folk Music Society.

    Click here for craft vendor application.

    Sincere thanks to event sponsor M&T Bank for their support of this fun, family day.  Free

    Highlights

           Butterfly Habitat Demonstration
           Arts and Crafts Show
           Honey Bee Queen
           Dairy Cow
           Chalk Art Demonstration
           Antique Tractors, Fire Engines, Old Time Wagon and Tools
         Children’s Hands-on Activities
         Heckton Church Concerts –  Saint Thomas Dulcimer Society
         McAllister Cemetery Walking Tour, 1 pm
          Hay rides
         Children’s Games and Play Area
         Archaeology Excavation and Interpretation
          Pretzel Purveyors
         Strolling Musicians – Gents Night Out” barbershop
         Craft Demonstrations – native foods demonstrationapple butter making, spinning and weaving,
         quilting, needlepoint, soap making, woodworking, bee keeping, chair caning, home canning
          Mansion Tours – $3.00
          Quilt Exhibit – African-American Quilters Gathering of Harrisburg
         Children’s Crafts
         Exhibits – Old Time Native Foods
         Corncrib Stage Entertainment –Susquehanna Folk Music Jam Session
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  • 10/17/20

    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.  $5per person.

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  • 10/25/20

    Howl-O'Ween: Pets at Fort Hunter

    Time:
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Dogs, people and costumes celebrate the household pet!  Participate in a pet and owner costume contest at 2:30 p.m., view pet agility training and obedience training throughout the afternoon. Enjoy Steppin’ Woofs dog dancing, shop for craft and pet products, dress up your pet in the photo booth, free activities for kids, face painting, and pet themed snacks, hot dogs and beverages for sale. Visit with local pet rescues – find that forever companion!  Not only for pets, enjoy the afternoon with or without a dog or costume!  Thanks to Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc., for joining us.   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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  • 11/11/20

    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 furnish a wigwam, practice with a throwing stick, participate in hands on activities and more. Then they’ll tour the Mansion to see how people lived at Fort Hunter in the early 1900s.  Because of space limitations, only students in the 2 – 6 grades will participate in the program. If younger children attend, families must provide other activities for those children.

    $5 students, $3 adults, pre-register at 717-599-5751.

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  • 11/12/20

    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 furnish a wigwam, practice with a throwing stick, participate in hands on activities and more. Then they’ll tour the Mansion to see how people lived at Fort Hunter in the early 1900s.  Because of space limitations, only students in the 2 – 6 grades will participate in the program. If younger children attend, families must provide other activities for those children.

    $5 students, $3 adults, pre-register at 717-599-5751.

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  • 11/28/20

    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 28- December 20    Free

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  • 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.

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

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  • 11/29/20

    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 28- December 20    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.

    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. Open through December 22, 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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  • 12/5/20

    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 28- December 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.  Free

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

    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 5 – 20      Free, parents provide spending money

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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.

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

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  • 12/6/20

    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 28- December 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.  Free

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

    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 5 – 20      Free, parents provide spending money

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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.

    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

    Time:
    1:00 PM - 4:00 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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  • 12/9/20

    St. Thomas Dulcimer Society in Concert

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

    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

    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 28- December 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.  Free

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

    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 5 – 20      Free, parents provide spending money

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  • 12/12/20

    Santa's Reindeer and Mrs. Santa

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

    Visit with Santa’s reindeer and take photographs with Mrs. Santa and the reindeer. Refreshments will be available by donation. The line to see the reindeer will close at 2:15pm. Many thanks to Marilyn and Don Koones for underwriting this event.  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.

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

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  • 12/13/20

    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 28- December 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.  Free

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

    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 5 – 20      Free, parents provide spending money

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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.

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

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  • 12/19/20

    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 28- December 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.  Free

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

    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 5 – 20      Free, parents provide spending money

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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.

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

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  • 12/20/20

    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 28- December 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.  Free

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

    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 5 – 20      Free, parents provide spending money

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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.

    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

    Time:
    2:30 PM - 3:15 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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