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*:
FoFHP will hold its next Board Meeting at 6pm on Thursday, October 14. The meeting will be held at Yeager House. During our October meeting we will be accepting nominations for the Board. Everyone is welcome. Elections will be held at the annual November membership meeting.
Remaining 2021 meeting dates are:
*Board Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6:00pm. Meetings may be held at:
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:
May 7, 2022 - Colonial Fort Halifax Festival - This enjoyable historical and educational event will be back! For information regarding prior events visit our Events page.
Current and Important News
Friends of Fort Halifax Park, Inc. is also thrilled to announce the following: