Calendar of Events

  • 11/30/19

    "Hit the Road Educational Tours" Ford's Theatre & Dickens "A Christmas Carol"

    Time:
    9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    The bus trip is SOLD OUT for this year.  Thanks for your interest!

    Kick off the holiday season with a trip to Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. for Dickens ” A Christmas Carol” and holiday decorations and dinner in Georgetown.

    Board the bus at 9:30 a.m. in the Centennial Barn Parking lot for a narrated trip to historic Ford’s theatre.  Join Dr. Donald Koones for enthusiastic narration about the historical significance of the theatre and some background on Charles Dickens and his famous holiday book on the trip to Washington D.C.  A fast food and restroom stop will be included in the trip to Washington.  Enjoy a matinee show of “A Christmas Carol” with music and a fine cast of characters and a visit to the theatre museum.

    At the conclusion of the play, journey through Washington D.C. to festive Georgetown where participants will enjoy visiting the shops and restaurants all decked out for the holidays, dinner will be on your own. Board the bus for the return trip to Harrisburg arriving around 9:30p.m.

    Tickets include: transportation, Dr. Koones lecture, museum and theatre ticket. Fast food lunch and dinner is on your own, bus driver tip is not included.  $135 members, $150 non-members. Click here for tickets.

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  • 11/30/19

    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 30- December 22    Free

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  • 11/30/19

    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  November 30 – December 15      Free, parents provide spending money

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  • 11/30/19

    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 30 – December 22, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/1/19 to 12/22/19

    Christmas at Fort Hunter

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

    Classic, traditional decorations of fresh greens and fruits, dried materials and fresh flowers adorn the Mansion for the holidays. 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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  • 12/1/19

    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 30 – December 22   Free

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  • 12/1/19

    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  November 30- December 15        Free, parents provide spending money

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  • 12/1/19

    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 30 – December 22, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 – 4:30    Free

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  • 12/6/19

    Craft Reunion

    Time:
    12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Handcrafted, affordable pottery, jewelry, metal sculpture, rustic woodcraft, glass, fine art, photography, wood toys, soaps, ornaments and more are offered for sale by members of the former Third Street Pottery.  This annual open house is eagerly anticipated by visitors who value the opportunity to meet the makers of the fine crafts on offer. Buy Local from the best of central Pennsylvania’s artisans.  Free admission

     

    Friday, December 6  12 – 9PM
    Saturday December 7  10AM – 7PM
    Sunday, December 8 11AM- 4PM
     

     

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  • 12/7/19

    Craft Reunion

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Handcrafted, affordable pottery, jewelry, metal sculpture, rustic woodcraft, glass, fine art, photography, wood toys, soaps, ornaments and more are offered for sale by members of the former Third Street Pottery.  This annual open house is eagerly anticipated by visitors who value the opportunity to meet the makers of the fine crafts on offer. Buy Local from the best of central Pennsylvania’s artisans.  Free admission

     

    Friday, December 6  12 – 9PM
    Saturday December 7  10AM – 7PM
    Sunday, December 8 11AM- 4PM
     

     

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