Thank You for Visiting Fort Halifax Park Online!
This website will provide you an historical overview of the frontier fort Fort Halifax, the 1800's farmstead, the nature park, as well as information about current and upcoming activities. Additionally, there is information about the Non-Profit Organization, The Friends of Fort Halifax Park, that serves as the support group for Halifax Township assisting with maintenance, development, management, and the educational, historical, and nature programing of Fort Halifax Park.
Discover Fort Halifax
Fort Halifax was built in 1756 with the purpose of providing safe shelter for pack trains passing from Fort Hunter (Harrisburg) to Fort Augusta (Sunbury.) Due to the French and Indian War, settlers in the area regularly encountered deadly conflicts with Native Americans. Fort Halifax was built as a solution to the problem.
Meetings, Events, and News
Friends of Fort Halifax Park Inc. - Board Meetings
Upcoming Friends of Fort Halifax Park, Inc. (FoFHP) Board Meeting*:
Until further notice, due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, FoFHP is conducting board meetings via a conference call service. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of the board members. Thank you.
*Board Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6:00pm. Meetings may be held at the Halifax Area Historical Society Building at 3rd and Market St., Fort Halifax Park, or via phone conference. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Due to Covid-19 uncertainties FoFHP will make decisions regarding events, programs, and fundraisers as soon as possible to keep you informed. Please check back here often!
Current Schedule of Events:
Current and Important News
National Register of Historic Places - FoFHP received official notification in December 2020 that the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) has designated Fort Halifax Park and Farmstead eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. This designation will assist the "Friends" in the process of qualifying for additional grants for the stabilization, restoration, and preservation of the 1800's Schweitzer Bank Barn, companion Farmhouse, and all outbuildings. The Sycamore Allee, part of Route 147 that bisects Fort Halifax is already on the National Register.