Calendar of Events

  • 11/11/20

    Homeschoolers’ Day - Canceled

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Due to precautions for Covid 19, Homeschooler’s Day has been canceled for 2020, check back for this event next year!

    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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  • 11/18/20

    Virtual Friends of Fort Hunter Annual Meeting

    Time:
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    All members of the Friends of Fort Hunter are invited to the 2020 Annual Meeting, virtually. The purpose of the gathering is the election of nominees to the Board of Directors and approval of by-law changes (see link to by-laws below).  A short business meeting will follow the conclusion of the annual meeting. Join in from the comfort of your own home! To register for the meeting, click here.  Tickets are free but required to receive an email with the meeting link.

    Click hereto read the existing by-laws and the proposed changes.

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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.

    For the safety of all guests and volunteers, everyone is required to wear a mask and social distance while visiting the trains.  Room capacity is limited to 15 people at a time.  If you don’t feel well, please visit another time. Thank you for your participation in keeping everyone safe!

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

    For the safety of all guests and volunteers, everyone is required to wear a mask and social distance while visiting the trains.  Room capacity is limited to 15 people at a time.  If you don’t feel well, please visit another time. Thank you for your participation in keeping everyone safe!

    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.

    For the safety of guests and staff, new precautions and practices have been established. Tours are limited to 6 visitors per tour, are by pre-paid reservation and last only 30 minutes. Social distancing will be practiced and masks are required. In between tour times, high touch areas will be sanitized.

     
    Open through December 23.
    Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am; 11:30am; 1:00pm; 2:30pm; 3:30pm
    Sunday 12:00 pm; 1:30 pm; 3:00 pm; 4:00 pm 
    Closed Mondays.  
    Covid – 19 Discount Admission – $5 per person.
    Click here for tour reservations.
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  • 12/4/20

    Craft Reunion - Canceled

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

    Due to restrictions and safety concerns associated with Covid 19, Craft Reunion is canceled for 2020, look for this popular event to return next year.

    A cherished holiday tradition, this festive event features the finest selection of handmade works, with roots in the traditional crafts of Central Pennsylvania.

    Originally located at Third Street Pottery, the boutique-style open house continues today, known to local fans as “the greatest little craft show in town”.  Functional pottery is a cornerstone of the show, joined by jewelry, paintings, sculpture, wearables, wooden toys, photography, glass, soap, candles, and holiday ornaments of every hue.    Free admission

     

    Friday, December 4       12 – 9PM
    Saturday, December 5  10AM – 7PM
    Sunday, December 6    11AM- 4PM
     

     

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  • 12/5/20

    Craft Reunion - Canceled

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

    Due to restrictions and safety concerns associated with Covid 19, Craft Reunion is canceled for 2020, look for this popular event to return next year.

    A cherished holiday tradition, this festive event features the finest selection of handmade works, with roots in the traditional crafts of Central Pennsylvania.

    Originally located at Third Street Pottery, the boutique-style open house continues today, known to local fans as “the greatest little craft show in town”.  Functional pottery is a cornerstone of the show, joined by jewelry, paintings, sculpture, wearables, wooden toys, photography, glass, soap, candles, and holiday ornaments of every hue.    Free admission

     

    Friday, December 4       12 – 9PM
    Saturday, December 5  10AM – 7PM
    Sunday, December 6    11AM- 4PM
     

     

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  • 12/5/20

    Greens Sale

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Featuring decorative, handmade greens such as topiaries, boxwood trees, centerpieces, swags, plus magnolia and holly branches and more for sale.  Arrangements made by Friends of Fort Hunter members are decorated with berries, dried flowers, etc. and created in wet oasis to be long-lasting.

     

    Saturday, December 5  10am – 2pm    
    Sunday, December 6  11AM until sold out

     

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  • 12/5/20

    Annual Festival of Trees

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

    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. Masks and social distancing will be required, limit of 15 people in the room at one time.  Please note the change in location.

    Open weekends only, Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30   December 5 – 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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