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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 also required.

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.