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Current Hours: Open Dawn to Dusk

To maintain a safe environment for everyone who visits Fort Halifax, the following Rules and Regulations have been posted

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • We need you! Click Here to see exciting ways to volunteer with the Friends of Fort Halifax Park!

ONGOING PROJECTS

  • Trail Maintenance, Park Mowing, Building Repairs, Park Improvements –
    Fort Halifax is among a unique group of forts (Hunter and Augusta) that were built along the scenic Susquehanna River. Each site provides opportunities for historical reflection. Fort Halifax Park is sandwiched between the Susquehanna River and pristine areas of Armstrong Creek. These scenic areas are irreplaceable environments for nature and a variety of wildlife. Maintaining Fort Halifax Park is key to preserving this historic and natural area! “Work Party” sessions are scheduled periodically. You can volunteer to help!

     

    Brick House Porch Roof

    Trail Maintenance

    Granary Side Wall and Door Repairs

  • Fort Halifax Archeology Digs –
    In keeping with the “Friends” Mission and assisting Halifax Township, Fort Halifax Park is the site of an ongoing archeological dig to find the original site of Fort Halifax. As we fulfill our educational and historical mission to locate the Fort, we will update this area with pictures and information regarding the progress of this exciting and optimistic endeavor.

    Spear Head 10/28/17

    Current Dig Area

    Dig News: Check this page periodically for updates on Dig information, finds, and scheduled dates for excavation of the area.

    Dig Schedule: Most recent digs were October 21 and 28, 2017

  • PROJECT PLANS, GOALS AND WISHES

  • Colonial Herb Gardens, Entrance Gardens, Bluebird Trail, Picnic Grills –
    Two period gardens require regular tending and are in need of special caretakers. Also, other gardens and trail areas need some tender loving care. We would like to have a bluebird trail, picnic grills, and various other improvements to enhance the Park for our visitors. If any of these things interest you or you would like to give us your suggestions, please become a member and/or contact the Friends!

    Colonial Herb Gardens

     

    Blue Bird and Babies

    Blue Bird and Babies

  • COMMUNITY OUTREACH

  • 2017 Community Outreach

    Belsnickel Parade – FoFHP members and their families participated in the Halifax Area Historical Society’s Annual Belsnickel Parade on Saturday, December 2, 2017!

     

     

     


    Ned Smith Festival – FoFHP members, dressed in their French and Indian and Revolutionary War period attire, spoke to visitors about Fort Halifax history and the Park. Many visitors left with brochures, information, and smiles. We had a very busy booth!

     

     

     


    An evening with Simon Girty -
    FoFHP Board member Frank Wilmarth as Simon Girty spoke to the community at the Mahanoy and Mahantongo Historical Society in Dalmatia in July.
    The Halifax Fire Department hosted its 4th Annual Fireworks Display at Fort Halifax Park on July 15, 2017 -
    FoFHP members set up their booth, dressed in their period attire, and welcomed visitors to the Park. They spoke with many interested visitors and handed out Park information. It was a beautiful summer evening and the fireworks get better every year!
    Annual Fort Halifax Banquet - February 11, 2017, 6:00pm at the Halifax Ambulance Ass'n Social Hall –
    The guest speaker for the evening was Richard Fox in the persona of Benjamin Franklin.

2016

2015

  • Chow Down Dinner - March 28, 2015, 6:00pm at the Halifax Ambulance Building
  • Fort Halifax Festival - May 2, 2015 at Fort Halifax Park - Click Here
  • Education Day at Fort Halifax Park for Halifax Elementary School Students - May 1, 2015
  • Member Recognition Reception - May 1, 2015, 6 - 8 pm

2014

  • Fort Halifax Festival date - May 3, 2014, 10 am - 6 pm
  • Education Day for Halifax Elementary School Students - May 2, 2014, 9 - 11:45 am
  • Member Recognition Reception - May 2, 2014, 6 - 8 pm
  • Chow Down Dinner - March 29, 2014, 6:00pm at the Halifax Ambulance Building Click Here
  • Members' Special Meeting - March 20, 2014, 7:00pm at the Historical Society Building Click Here

2013

  • Annual Membership Meeting                                                                  November 5, 2013, 7:00pm at the Halifax Area Historical Society, 3rd & Market Sts, Halifax, PA
  • Gardeners Open House & Bonfire                                                           November 2, 2013, 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Fort Halifax Park, 570 N. River Rd (SR #147), Halifax, PA
  • Thanks to Businesses for Donations to Park Beautification Project                            Click here for more information
  • WWI Sycamore Allee' Replanting Ceremony                                                                  Click here for more information
  • Fort Halifax Park Festival                                                                                              Click here for more information
    2013 Festival Vendor Cover Letter Click here
    2013 Vendor Registration Form Click here

2012

  • Chow Down Dinner and Entertainment                                                                        Click here for more information
  • Fort Halifax: A Step Back to 1756                                                                                  Click here for the 2012 Chow Down Video
  • Annual Membership Meeting - November 6, 2012 at 7:00pm - Halifax Area Historical Society

2011

  • Fort Halifax - The Search Begins        The First Archaeological Dig                                  Click here for the Article
  • Master Site Plan for Fort Halifax Park - Completed & Approved 12/19/2011                   Click here to view the Plan