Located at 5300 N. Front Street, visitors will find an incredible Victorian mansion called the Fort Hunter Mansion.  It is surrounded by 40 acres high on a bluff running along the banks of the Susquehanna River.  More about Harrisburg, PA can be seen here.

The Mansion

Built-in 1725, this house shows us how wealthy people lived in the Victorian age.  The Federalist-style building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  There are ten buildings in all on the estate, including grist mills and sawmills.  Because of that, it was originally known as Hunter’s Mill. Click here to read about More Parks in Hendersonville, TN.

Why is it Called a Fort?

If anyone in your group is interested in history, there is so much to learn here.  When the French and Indian War heated up in the 1750s, the British built a line of small forts.  Since Hunter’s Mill was an excellent military location on a bend in the river, it became Fort Hunter.  The original fort was a blockhouse only 10′ x 14′, which has since decayed.    

Through the years, various families have owned this estate. It flourished as a dairy farm at one time and as a frontier village complete with a tavern for river travelers, a blacksmith shop, a school, and a successful distillery.