This website will provide you a historical overview of the Fort, as well as information about current and upcoming activities at the park. Additionally, there is information about the Non-Profit Organization, The Friends of Fort Halifax Park, that serves as a support group for Halifax Township to assist with the purchase, development, programs and management of the park.
Discover Fort Halifax
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Fort Halifax was built in 1756 with the purpose of providing safe shelter for pack trains passing from Fort hunter (now in Harrisburg) to Fort Augusta (now in Sunbury.) Due to the French and Indian War conflict, settlers in the area regularly encountered deadly conflicts with Indians. Fort Halifax was built as a solution to the problem.
Upcoming Friends of Fort Halifax Park, Inc. Board Meeting*:
No upcoming board meetings are posted yet! Check back soon!
*Board Meetings are the 2nd Thursday of every month.
Halifax 225th Anniversary Celebration
16th Annual Colonial Fort Halifax Festival
So many talented, hard working, and caring organizations and individuals made May 3rd (Education Day) and May 4th (Colonial Festival) a success! THANK YOU historians, reenactors, vendors, exhibitors, demonstrators, and visitors! You came from near and far to share your incredible knowledge, talents, experiences, stories, and local history in a unique and important way. FoFHP is thankful to EVERYONE who helped, volunteered, and made it possible!
Links to Park Brochures, Maps, and Information
The First Flag of the American Colonies