The History of Allenberry

The magic all began back in the 1700s. Relatives of Davy Crockett found the land, and original constructions from the Crockett ownership remain on the property today to carry on the legacy of Allenberry’s origins. 

Fast forward to the 1800s, George Beltzhoover purchased the property and further developed the land to prosper agriculturally. In 1928, both Fairfield Hall and the Mansion were repurposed. Today, both the Mansion and Fairfield Hall continue to serve as timeless landmarks and remind us of Allenberry’s pastoral heritage. 

Since then, the property has changed hands a number of times. In 1944, Charles A. B. Heinze purchased the property and expanded upon the entertainment amenities when he built our beloved Playhouse in 1949. 

“When I saw this gem, it was too good to keep from the public.”


Allenberry Today

The Kennedy Family most recently purchased Allenberry in 2015 with plans to elevate the property and take this Central Pennsylvania gem to new heights. 

Owner Mike Kennedy first experienced Allenberry at a very young age during memorable swimming trips with his family. Even at an early age, Allenberry made a lasting impression on Kennedy. Mike and his wife Katie understand the significance of this historic landmark as well as the uniqueness it brings to the surrounding Cumberland County.  

Since 2015, the Kennedys have continued to reinvigorate and strengthen this historic landmark to truly become a place – or home – that people can fall in love with. We are at a pivotal moment in the story of Allenberry, and we invite you to come discover what you didn’t know you have been waiting for.