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  • 5/18/21 to 5/18/21

    Historical Tree Walk

    Time:
    2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    Join a Naturalist for a leisurely walk around Fort Hunter Park & Mansion. Learn one method for aging a live tree and some historical facts about these large giants. Masks & social distancing required. Meet in front of the Mansion, rain or shine.  Pre-registration required.  Free

    Click here to register online .

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  • 6/4/21 to 6/4/21

    Sunset Series - Susquehanna Chorale in Concert “Through Love to Light”

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

    Enjoy an evening of free choral music with the Susquehanna Chorale, the premier choral group in the Harrisburg area. Rain Date: Sunday, June 6

    Every Friday night between June and August, Dauphin County Parks and Recreation is teaming up with Capital BlueCross and Renewal by Andersen, to present free musical performances or a free movie, outside, under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park.

     
    *pack a picnic basket or visit the Grappling Crab Shack and Sarah’s Creamery with Penn State Ice Cream food trucks
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    *no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park
    *check Dauphin County Parks and Recreation Facebook for rain plans
     
    Admission- Free
     
    Get involved in your community by supporting “Dauphin County Gives Back!” with donations to the Susquehanna Chorale 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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  • 6/11/21 to 6/11/21

    Sunset Series - Movie Night: Trolls World Tour

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

    Enjoy a free showing of the Trolls World Tour movie. Ran Date: Sunday, June 13

    Every Friday night between June and August, Dauphin County Parks and Recreation is teaming up with Capital BlueCross and Renewal by Andersen, to present free musical performances or a free movie, outside, under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park.

     
    *pack a picnic basket or visit the Shalom House Food Service food truck
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    *movie concession stand sponsored by the Friends of Fort Hunter
    *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 State Street Academy 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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  • 6/18/21 to 6/18/21

    Sunset Series - Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra Presents: Hot House Jazz Trio

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

    Enjoy a free evening of jazz with the Harrisburg Symphony Hot House Jazz Trio, outside under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park.                                      Rain Date: Sunday, June 20

    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 visit the Blazing Swine BBQ and Scoop O Dough  food trucks
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    *no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park
     
    Get involved in your community by supporting “Dauphin County Gives Back!” with donations to the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra this evening. 
     
    Admission:  Free
     
    Visit Dauphin County Parks and Recreation  for a complete list of free concerts and movies.
     
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  • 6/25/21 to 6/25/21

    Sunset Series - Movie Night: Hotel for Dogs

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

    Enjoy the free movie, Hotel for Dogs, outside under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park.  Rain Date: Sunday, June 27

    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 717 Tacos food truck
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    *movie concession stand sponsored by the Friends of Fort Hunter
    *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 Speranza Animal Rescue this evening. 
     

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

     

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  • 7/2/21 to 7/2/21

    Sunset Series -Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame presents Dandy

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

    Enjoy an evening of free music with the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame’s Dandy, outside under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park. Rain Date: TBD

    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 Food Shack and Sarah’s Creamery with Penn State Ice Cream food trucks
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    *no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park
    *check Dauphin County Parks & Recreation Facebook for rain plans
     
    Admission:  Free
     
    Get involved in your community by supporting “Dauphin County Gives Back!” with donations to the Central PA Music Hall of Fame this evening. 
     

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

     

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  • 7/9/21 to 7/9/21

    Sunset Series - Movie Night: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

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

    Enjoy A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, outside, under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park. Rain Date: Sunday, July 11

    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 Shalom House food truck
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    *movie concession stand  sponsored by the Friends of Fort Hunter
    *no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park
     
    Admission: Free
     
    Get involved in your community by supporting “Dauphin County Gives Back!” with donations to Shalom House this evening. 
     

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

     

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  • 7/16/21 to 7/16/21

    Sunset Series - Central PA Friends of Jazz presents Harrisburg Jazz Orchestra

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

    Enjoy a free concert with the Central PA Friends of Jazz Harrisburg Jazz Orchestra, outside, under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park.

    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 with Penn State ice cream food trucks
    *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 Central PA Friends of Jazz this evening. 
     

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

     

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  • 7/23/21 to 7/23/21

    Sunset Series - Movie Night - Christmas in July: Polar Express

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

    Enjoy the free Polar Express movie, outside, under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park. Rain Date: Sunday, July 25

    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 717 Taco food truck
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    *movie concession stand sponsored by the Friends of Fort Hunter
    *no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park
     
    Admission: Free
     
    Get involved in your community by supporting “Dauphin County Gives Back!”  this evening.
     
    Visit Dauphin County Parks and Recreation  for the complete listing of the summer’s free concerts and movies.

     

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  • 7/28/21 to 7/28/21

    Virtual Illustrated Talk: A Discussion of the French and Indian War in America, Pennsylvania, and in the Lives of Soldiers

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

    The Friends of Fort Hunter Lecture Series virtually presents Lynn Otto and Don Cramer offering a reflection on the origins, events, and impact of the French and Indian War, as well as a discussion of the uniforms, weapons, and life of a soldier in this conflict.  England and France have a long history of military conflict in their respective quests for global influence. In the middle of the 18th century, their rivalry spilled into North America in a conflict that is known as the Seven Year’s war, or French and Indian War. Fort Hunter was part of a line of defense and a supply depot at this time.

    Lynn Otto has been involved in reenacting and Living History since 1984. He is currently the commander of the 1st and 3rd Battalions of the Pennsylvania Regiment, a Pennsylvania Provincial reenactment group of the French and Indian War and sister group to Regiment De La Reine. His interest is focused on the 1730 to 1760 time period of the 18th century in Pennsylvania.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Don Cramer has been a living history reenactor for over 35 years. Much of his focus has been on the period around the French and Indian War, and he currently serves as the unit commander of the Regiment de La Reine, a reenacting club headquartered in Southeast Pennsylvania.

    The virtual lecture is free but registration is required.  A link to view the presentation will be emailed in the week prior to the talk.  Click here to register.

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  • 7/30/21 to 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
    *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 to 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
    *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 to 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
    *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 to 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
    *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 to 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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  • 11/27/21 to 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 to 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 to 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 to 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 to 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 to 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 to 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 to 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 to 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 to 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 to 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 to 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

    More »
  • 12/11/21 to 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 to 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 to 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 to 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 to 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

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  • 12/12/21 to 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 to 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 to 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 to 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

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  • 12/18/21 to 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

     

     

     
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  • 12/18/21 to 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 to 12/18/21

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    Toy trains and Christmas are the stuff of memories. View passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. Presented and operated by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society, a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains unfolds on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.

    Check it out from every angle. There is something for everyone as lights flash, burning buildings glow, sirens sound, cattle moo and Ferris wheels turn. Old and new trains will be displayed each week and for the annual visitor, exciting new additions are made each year. Thanks to the Friends of Fort Hunter for underwriting this popular attraction.

    Open weekends only, November 27 – December 19, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/19/21 to 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

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  • 12/19/21 to 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

     

     

     
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  • 12/19/21 to 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

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  • 12/19/21 to 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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