Calendar of Events

  • 11/11/20 to 12/31/20

    Virtual Greens Sale

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

    Moving to a virtual format, decorative, handmade greens such as topiaries, boxwood trees, kissing balls, door baskets, sprays, arrangements, decorative glass blocks and live plants may be ordered online.  Made by Friends of Fort Hunter members (socially distanced and masked), arrangements are decorated with berries, dried flowers, etc. and created in wet oasis to be long-lasting.

    Due to Covid -19 safety concerns all greens arrangements will be sold online and picked up in person at the Centennial Barn this year.  No greens will be available for sale on-site. Click here for selections and prices and to place your order.

    Orders due by December 1.

    Pick up days and times, at the Centennial Barn, will be selected at the time of order.
    Thursday, December 3 – 3:00 – 6:00 pm
    Friday, December 4 – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Saturday, December 5 – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

     

     

     

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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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  • 12/3/20

    Virtual Greens Sale

    Time:
    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Moving to a virtual format, all greens must be ordered online by December 1.

    Decorative, handmade greens such as topiaries, boxwood trees, kissing balls, door baskets, sprays, arrangements, decorative glass blocks and live plants may be ordered online.  Made by Friends of Fort Hunter members (socially distanced and masked), arrangements are decorated with berries, dried flowers, etc. and created in wet oasis to be long-lasting.

    Due to Covid -19 safety concerns all greens arrangements will be sold online and picked up in person at the Centennial Barn this year.  No greens will be available for sale on-site. Click here for selections and prices and to place your order.

    Orders due by December 1.

    Pick up days and times, at the Centennial Barn, will be selected at the time of order.
    Thursday, December 3 – 3:00 – 6:00 pm
    Friday, December 4 – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Saturday, December 5 – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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  • 12/4/20

    Virtual Greens Sale

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Moving to a virtual format, all greens must be ordered online by December 1.

    Decorative, handmade greens such as topiaries, boxwood trees, kissing balls, door baskets, sprays, arrangements, decorative glass blocks and live plants may be ordered online.  Made by Friends of Fort Hunter members (socially distanced and masked), arrangements are decorated with berries, dried flowers, etc. and created in wet oasis to be long-lasting.

    Due to Covid -19 safety concerns all greens arrangements will be sold online and picked up in person at the Centennial Barn this year.  No greens will be available for sale on-site. Click here for selections and prices and to place your order.

    Orders due by December 1.

    Pick up days and times, at the Centennial Barn, will be selected at the time of order.
    Thursday, December 3 – 3:00 – 6:00 pm
    Friday, December 4 – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Saturday, December 5 – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

     

     

     

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  • 12/4/20

    Virtual Craft Reunion

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

    Due to restrictions and safety concerns associated with Covid 19, Craft Reunion will be held virtually in 2020, look for this popular event to return in-person next year.

    Visit Craft Reunion virtually during November and December to find participating artists with examples of their work and contact information including personal websites, and social media links.  Purchases and pick up arrangements will be made directly with the artist.

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

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  • 12/5/20

    Virtual Kid's Only Holiday Shop

    Time:
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    For the safety of kids and volunteers, the Kids Only Holiday Shop will be held virtually this year.   But not to worry, kids can participate in a virtual holiday shopping experience from the safety of their home.

    Tasteful and unique items from the Museum Shop at Fort Hunter Mansion, priced under $10, with items for all ages, including grandparents, will be available from an online store.

    Once ordered, Santa’s elves will individually wrap and label the gifts with gift tags so that purchases remain a holiday secret.  Families may pick up orders at Fort Hunter Mansion during regular business hours.

    The link to the Virtual Kids Shop will be available in December.

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  • 12/5/20

    Virtual Greens Sale

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

    Moving to a virtual format, all greens must be ordered online by December 1.

    Decorative, handmade greens such as topiaries, boxwood trees, kissing balls, door baskets, sprays, arrangements, decorative glass blocks and live plants may be ordered online.  Made by Friends of Fort Hunter members (socially distanced and masked), arrangements are decorated with berries, dried flowers, etc. and created in wet oasis to be long-lasting.

    Due to Covid -19 safety concerns all greens arrangements will be sold online and picked up in person at the Centennial Barn this year.  No greens will be available for sale on-site. Click here for selections and prices and to place your order.

    Orders due by December 1.

    Pick up days and times, at the Centennial Barn, will be selected at the time of order.
    Thursday, December 3 – 3:00 – 6:00 pm
    Friday, December 4 – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Saturday, December 5 – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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  • 12/5/20

    Virtual Craft Reunion

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

    Due to restrictions and safety concerns associated with Covid 19, Craft Reunion has gone virtual for 2020, look for this popular event to return in-person next year.

    Visit Craft Reunion virtually during November and December to find participating artists with examples of their work and contact information including personal websites, and social media links.  Purchases and pick up arrangements will be made directly with the artist

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

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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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