Calendar of Events

  • 6/12/20

    Movies in the Park

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

    Every Friday night in June Dauphin County Parks and Recreation shows a free movie outside under the stars. Movie TBA this Friday evening.  Bring blankets and chairs; no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park. Light refreshments are available for purchase to benefit the Friends of Fort Hunter. In case of rain, the movie will be shown in the Centennial Barn.   Free

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  • 6/13/20

    Proudly PA

    Time:
    12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    New for 2020, celebrate the best that Pennsylvania has to offer.  Overlooking the Susquehanna River at scenic Fort Hunter Park, guests will savor locally sourced food while enjoying the sweet sounds of Pennsylvania based musicians.  Agricultural industries including wineries, breweries and distilleries will be highlighted.  $25 in advance | $35 at the door   

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  • 6/22/20 to 6/23/20

    Take Me Out To The Ballgame Bus Trip

    Time:
    1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    Summer has arrived! Celebrate with the Friends of Fort Hunter Hit the Road Educational Tours for a trip to Yankee Stadium to watch the New York Yankees take on the Baltimore Orioles. *Hint* – This makes a great Father’s Day gift!

     

    Trip Includes:

    • Transportation and ticket to game on Monday, June 22nd in section 214 B (near first base)
    • Dr. Donald Koones will give an exciting lecture on Yankee Stadium’s rich history as well as historic memories of baseball greats Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe Dimaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra and more!
    • Comfort stops
    • Bus departs at 1:00 p.m. from Fort Hunter Park for New York  and returns to Fort Hunter Park by 2:00 a.m.

    Non-members $175; Members – $160  Click here for tickets.

    Not a member of the Friends of Fort Hunter?  Join now and save!

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  • 6/26/20

    Movies in the Park

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

    Every Friday night in June Dauphin County Parks and Recreation shows a free movie outside under the stars. Movie TBA this Friday evening.  Bring blankets and chairs; no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park. Light refreshments are available for purchase to benefit the Friends of Fort Hunter. In case of rain, the movie will be shown in the Centennial Barn.   Free

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  • 7/18/20

    Dauphin County Brewfest

    Time:
    3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    Sample over 50 craft brews at the 9th Annual BrewFest! Sip on different styles of beer while tasting foods from area food trucks. Interact with brewers and listen to great music. Set along the Susquehanna River in front of the Fort Hunter Mansion, this event is not to be missed.   Get your tickets now, this popular event always sells out, designated driver tickets are available. $40 in advance, $50 at the door, $15 designated driver

     

     

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  • 8/16/20

    Farm to River

    Time:
    4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    Farm to River – a farm to table experience, returns by popular demand. Don’t miss this unique experience.

    On the front lawn of Fort Hunter Mansion overlooking the river, as the warm summer day winds down, attendees will enjoy creatively made and locally sourced dinner offerings by Healthy You Café.  A cash bar (free to Patrons) with local brews from a local brewery and winery. Guests at the dinner will enjoy acoustic music by RiverRat Jenkins.  Sleight-of-hand tricks by Daniel Clemente will entertain.

    The dinner begins at 6 p.m. but Patrons will be hosted prior to the meal, at 4:30 p.m., enjoying hors d’oeuvres and signature drinks on the west lawn overlooking the river. Tickets Patrons $150 and up, $60 dinner only guests.

    Would you like to be a Sponsor of this event? Sponsors levels and benefits differ, learn more here.

    Patrons are recognized in the invitation and at the event and may attend the exclusive reception hosted on the West Lawn overlooking the river, prior to the dinner.  Consider supporting the Fort by becoming a patron.

     

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  • 8/22/20

    For Families - Native Americans Along the Susquehanna

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Experience what life was like for Native American Woodlands people living along the Susquehanna River hundreds of years ago. Throughout this two hour program you and your children will hear stories, make crafts, visit a wigwam, handle artifacts and play Native American children’s games. This special workshop is designed for adults and young children (ages 5-10) to participate together as they work, learn and play.

    This program is ideal for young families, grandparents and grandchildren and aunts and uncles with their nieces and nephews who want to have fun and enjoy time together in a planned learning experience.  If younger children need to come with the family, there is no charge for under 4 years old but adults must provide additional activities for them.

    Preregistration is required.  $5 per person.

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  • 9/9/20 to 10/2/20

    Archaeology Excavation

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

    Will this be the year that we find evidence of the original Fort? The search continues. Since 2006 the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission archaeologists have been looking for the remains of the 1750’s French and Indian War fort. Based on historical accounts and archaeological findings, the British supply fort is in the vicinity of the Fort Hunter Mansion.

    Work in 2020 will focus on the areas behind and to the west of the rear Mansion where an earlier excavation revealed plentiful artifacts. Past discoveries have included a French and Indian War bake oven, a cannon ball, Reily pet dog skeletons and many artifacts from the Reily era. Although the Native American occupation of Fort Hunter dates as early as 9000 years ago, the most intensive occupation dates to between 2000 and 4000 years ago and findings include cooking hearths, early clay pottery, stone axes and stone spear points.

    Open on weekdays only, except Fort Hunter Day, Sunday, September 20.  Work is cancelled for rain.    Free

     

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  • 9/11/20

    Dauphin County Jazz and Wine Festival

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

    Join Dauphin County Parks and Recreation at beautiful Fort Hunter Park as we welcome national, regional and local recording artists. The Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz will host Friday night’s entertainment! Browse among some of Central Pennsylvania’s top wineries and a fine gathering of wine, craft and food vendors. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Outside alcohol is not allowed.  Gate opens one hour prior to start time.

    $60 in advance, $75 at the door, tickets on sale after March 1.  Click here for entertainment line-up, participating wineries, information and tickets.

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  • 9/12/20

    Dauphin County Jazz and Wine Festival

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

    Join Dauphin County Parks and Recreation at beautiful Fort Hunter Park as we welcome national, regional and local recording artists.  Browse among some of Central Pennsylvania’s top wineries and a fine gathering of wine, craft and food vendors. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Outside alcohol is not allowed.  Gate opens one hour prior to start time.

    $60 in advance, $75 at the door, tickets on sale after March 1.  Click here for entertainment line-up, participating wineries, information and tickets.

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