Fort Halifax Park
570 N. River Road, SR 147
Halifax, Pa 17032

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Fort Halifax

Friends of Fort Halifax Park, Inc
P.O. Box 565
Halifax, PA 17032

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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.

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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.

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Board Meetings

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.
Everyone is welcome!

Community Events

14th Annual Banquet & Basket Raffle
Hosted by Friends of Fort Halifax Park, Inc.

Banquet Flyer
Tickets: Advance sale Adult - $15.00
Children 6-12 years of age - $8.00
Children under 6 - Free

At-the-door - $17.00 (adults)

Ticket Sales Contact: Bob Swope 717-903-7979 or

Guest Speaker: "Captain Jack" Dillman
Presenting: History of the Wiconisco Canal

Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019

Time: 5:00pm - Doors open
6:00pm - Turkey Dinner and Homemade Desserts

Location: Halifax Ambulance Social Hall
31 Bunker Hill Road, Route 225
Halifax, PA 17032

Park Events

No Park Events scheduled at this time. Check back soon!

Links to Park Brochures, Maps, and Information

Park Brochure and Map

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