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1834 Historic Home

State College, Pennsylvania 16801

The Harpster Manor

The Harpster Manor
The Harpster Manor
A grand stone manor on 40 acres
This historic 28 room stone home is situated on 40 acres near Penn State University and includes a 5 acre pond and apprx. a mile of Spruce Creek, a world class limestone trout stream.
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5 acre pond
5 acre pond
Picnic Pavillion
Picnic Pavillion
World class limestone trout stream
World class limestone trout stream
Bedrooms 13
Stories 3
Acres 40


  • Dining room
  • Entry Hall
  • Finished Basement
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Living room
  • Music Room
  • Circular driveway
  • Driveway - Paved
  • Patio
  • Pond
  • Restored exterior
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Fireplaces
  • Grand staircase
  • Oil Heating
  • Water Heater - Electric
  • Cast Iron Radiators
  • Wrap-Around Porch
  • 5 acre pond
  • Limestone trout stream
  • Picnic pavillion
  • Waterfall

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A piece of History

In 1834 John Lyon built this large limestone mansion near a good spring in the heart of Central Pennsylvania. Three generations of the Lyon's family lived here until 1910. For a period after that it was operated as a country club, a boarding house and later used for private parties and dances.

The 28 room mansion has gracious fireplaces of black marble, open stairways, huge bedrooms and baths. Flower gardens, shrubs and trees surround the property and a picnic pavillion now stands where the old grist mill once stood. Water from a 5 acre pond winds down the spillway and through the estate on its curving journey to the Juniata River at Spruce Creek Village. This is also the place former President Jimmy Carter has come to fool some trophy sized trout.

Archived in February, 2019

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