Harrisburg Military Post
Harrisburg Military Post
14th and Calder Streets
Harrisburg, PA 17103
The Harrisburg Military Post (HMP)
is owned and operated by the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. HMP is available for rental for unofficial uses subject to
availability. HMP is ideal for many unofficial uses; such past rentals include wedding receptions,
baby showers, birthday parties, boxing events, reunions, dodge ball, etc. HMP sits on 32 acres of
land in which such rentals as flag football, Frisbee and circuses have taken place.
The drill hall was built in 1962 and offers approximately 9,700 square feet of rental space that can
easily accommodate a variety of social functions. Capacity ranges from 500 to 600 people. HMP
does provide chairs and tables for events and can accommodate approximately 350 people. The
facility also includes:
- Parking- paved parking for 128 vehicles, including 8 handicapped, are available.
- Accessibility- HMP has handicapped accessible entrance ramps outside the facility.
- Kitchen- Renters may not use the kitchen for cooking however they may use refrigerator or
freezer for storage. The facility does offer a food warmer display. Food service and
catering is permitted.
- Use of 3 acres of baseball field.
- Use of nearly 5 acres of land adjacent to Drill Hall.
ALOCHOLIC BEVERAGES. The use of beer and alcohol is permitted in connection with such
functions as long as such use complies with all applicable state and local laws and regulations.
RESERVING AND SCHEDULING USE OF
FACILITY. ALL events must be scheduled in
advance. To check on availabilities and/or
schedule the HMP drill hall contact the
Harrisburg Military Post at 717-497-6806.
Rental Fees and Information
All rentals require signature of a standard rental agreement in advance. The senior onsite military
administrative officer or their formally delegated military representative is the point of contact for
the scheduling of all official or unofficial armory rentals.
All unofficial events require liability insurance; and, if alcohol is served, liquor liability insurance is
Rental fee to use the facility is $149 per hour or $741 per day. Certain specific organizations
are authorized reduced or no-cost rentals (military, veterans, scouting, Red Cross).
Custodial fee for HMP is not included in the rental fee. Although general clean up is included in
the rental price someone from the facility must be present during all rentals that take place in the
Drill Hall. A $60 per hour fee is charged to the renter.
A fee for consumable supplies (paper towels, toilet paper, toilet soap, cleaning materials, etc.) equal
to twenty (20) percent of the appropriate rental rate (hourly/daily) will be assessed for all rentals
involving the use of the inside areas of the armory. This fee will apply even though the rental fee
itself is waived or reduced, and will be applied against the normal rental rates.
The DMVA Office of Facilities and Engineering approves the use of the Readiness Center Drill Hall
and processes all rental agreements. Use of this facility for any purpose must be approved in
advance by the Office of Facilities and Engineering. For additional information or questions about
the HMP Drill Hall, please contact the Harrisburg Military Post at 717-496-6806 or the DMVA
Office of Facilities and Engineering at 717-861-8581.