Calendar of Events

  • 5/2/17 to 12/23/17

    Hanging by a Thread - Needlework Exhibit

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

    View a variety of handmade needle works such as samplers, clothing, quilts, table linens and textiles from the Fort Hunter collection.  Originally a necessity and later as a decorative art, needlework has a long history and was a staple in well bred Victorian homes.

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  • 9/6/17 to 9/29/17

    Archaeological Excavation

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

    See archaeologists unearth prehistory and history at Fort Hunter’s Mansion. State archaeologists continue to unearth evidence of 1700s military and settlement life as well as objects from prehistoric Indians.  For the eleventh season, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission staff will search for evidence of the 1750s French and Indian War fort.   Weekdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. […]

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  • 9/8/17

    Dauphin County Jazz Fest

    Time:
    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Featuring national recording artists and Central Pa’s elite jazz artists and sample some of Pennsylvania’s finest wineries. Bring blankets and lawn chairs.  $50 advance, $60 gate, one ticket three day pass.  The festival also runs Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10, 4 -9 p.m. , doors open one hour before start times.   Click here for performers, […]

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  • 9/9/17

    Dauphin County Jazz Fest

    Time:
    4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Featuring national recording artists and Central Pa’s elite jazz artists and sample some of Pennsylvania’s finest wineries. Bring blankets and lawn chairs.  $50 advance, $60gate, one ticket three day pass.  The festival begins Friday, September 8 from 6 – 10pm and continues on Saturday, September 9 from 4 -9 p.m.  Doors open one hour before start times.   Click here […]

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  • 9/10/17

    Dauphin County Jazz Fest

    Time:
    4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Featuring national recording artists and Central Pa’s elite jazz artists and sample some of Pennsylvania’s finest wineries. Bring blankets and lawn chairs.  $50 advance, $60gate, one ticket three day pass.  The festival begins Friday, September 8 from 6 – 10pm and continues on Saturday, September 9 from 4 -9 p.m.  Doors open one hour before start times.   Click here […]

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  • 9/17/17

    Fort Hunter Day

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    This free, family festival celebrates autumn and old-time ways 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. New this year, visit Heckton Church throughout the day to hear Friends member Mary Ann Guerrisi on the […]

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  • 9/30/17

    Centennial Barn Bash: Denim, Dinner & Dancing

    Time:
    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Annual Friends of Fort Hunter fundraiser featuring a relaxed evening of casual dining, music and dancing in the embrace of historic Fort Hunter. The Fort Hunter Family and Friends will enjoy Roots Music performed under the stars by local faves Hemlock Hollow, Barn Raising Fare by Stock’s Catering, a Gallery show and sale of images by photographer […]

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  • 10/29/17

    A Tea Party Express Bus Trip

    Time:
    9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    All aboard the Tea Party Express! Join the Friends of Fort Hunter on a bus trip from Fort Hunter Park to beautiful and historic Ellicott City, Maryland. We’ll depart the Centennial Barn parking lot at 9 am. Dr. Donald Koones will present an energetic talk celebrating a famous son of Pennsylvania, Andrew Wyeth.  This year marks the […]

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  • 11/1/17

    Homeschoolers’ Day

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    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 […]

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  • 11/2/17

    Homeschoolers’ Day

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    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 […]

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