The holidays are a beautiful time to visit Fort Hunter Mansion!
Appreciate the many details of Fort Hunter Mansion decked out with holiday décor while you tour! Traditional seasonal adornments are done by the Civic Committee of the Harrisburg Garden Club. Learn about the lives of the families that lived there and explore the current featured exhibit “The Gilded Age of Fashion” featuring period dresses from the Fort Hunter collection. Thanks to Ashley Leitzel-Reichenbach, the Fort Hunter exhibit has professional wigs that truly reflect the hairstyles of the late 1800s high society and bring the exhibit to life. Ashley just finished the season as Head Hair Design for the TV show “Bull” and currently works on the HBO show “The Gilded Age.”
An added feature of interest – a prominent figure in the HBO show is Ward McAllister, played by Nathan Lane. Ward was a real-life person who was the arbiter of good taste in New York society and advisor to Lady Astor. In real life, Ward McAllister was a great, great nephew of Fort Hunter’s builder, Archibald McAllister.
The Fort Hunter Mansion is open for tours Tuesday-Sunday with reservations preferred and prioritized. Save some time for the Mansion Shop it's a great place to pick out some unique holiday gifts!
Admission is just $7.00 per person. Learn more & get your tickets: https://forthunter.org/
Weekends include a popular toy train exhibit in the Centennial Barn, decorated Christmas trees exhibited in the Tavern House, Fort Couture where dress forms are transformed into imaginative holiday decorations, and the kids-only holiday shop. Consider joining the fun at one of the special events such as a visit with Santa's Reindeer or the Victorian Tea!