Bushy Run Battlefield

Bushy Run Battlefield Bushy Run Battlefield preserves and interprets for citizens and visitors the site of this pivotal battle fought between British and Native Americans during the conflict known as Pontiac's War (1763-64).
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Colonel Henry Bouquet and a force of approximately 400 British soldiers left Carlisle in July to relieve the besieged Fort Pitt and end a series of unchecked attacks against frontier outposts. The opening of western Pennsylvania to settlement was the result of a decisive victory over the Native Americans at the Battle of Bushy Run, August 5th and 6th, 1763. Highlights of the site include the interpretive exhibit, “The March to Bushy Run” at the site’s visitor center, as well as guided and self-guided tours, special events and educational programs. Note: Any promotional or inappropriate posts will be deleted. Twitter: @bushyrun Instagram: @bushyrunbattlefield Google+: google.com/+BushyRunBattlefieldJeannette

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It’s official, six more weeks of winter ❄️ it was prognosticated this morning by our neighbor to the northeast Punxsutaw...
02/02/2021

It’s official, six more weeks of winter ❄️ it was prognosticated this morning by our neighbor to the northeast Punxsutawney Phil. #groundhogday #punxsutawneyphil #bushyrunbattlefield

Anxiously waiting for Bushy Run to *finally* reopen like...#berniememes #bushyrunbattlefield #canwereopenyet
01/23/2021

Anxiously waiting for Bushy Run to *finally* reopen like...

#berniememes #bushyrunbattlefield #canwereopenyet

Can't wait for the premiere of "Out of the Woods: Battlefields of Western Pennsylvania" tomorrow on WQED! Tune in at 8pm...
01/13/2021
WQED Pittsburgh

Can't wait for the premiere of "Out of the Woods: Battlefields of Western Pennsylvania" tomorrow on WQED! Tune in at 8pm to learn more about the history of Bushy Run Battlefield and other local historic sites!

With fascinating photography and interviews, OUT OF THE WOODS: BATTLEFIELDS OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA takes viewers to historic sites including Fort Ligonier, Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Fort Pitt Museum, Bushy Run Battlefield, Braddock's Battlefield History Center, and historic Westmoreland Historical Society & Historic Hanna's Town. THIS NEW DOCUMENTARY PREMIERES THURSDAY NIGHT AT 8PM ON WQED.

01/07/2021
WQED Pittsburgh

https://www.facebook.com/48986196149/posts/10157477119831150/

***YOUR FIRST LOOK***
Southwestern Pennsylvania played a key role in a war that led to the American Revolution in the 18th Century. And many of the key sites of the conflict are preserved and restored for future generations. A new WQED documentary provides insight to these historic battlefield sites.

In the mid-1700s, the world's two greatest military powers, France and Great Britain, focused their attention on western Pennsylvania. The French were seeking Native American trade partners in a land of abundant natural resources, while the British were looking to colonize. This set the stage for a world war with key battlefields in the Pittsburgh region. With stunning photography and fascinating interviews, the 30-minute documentary takes viewers to historic sites including Fort Ligonier, Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Fort Pitt Museum, Bushy Run Battlefield, Braddock's Battlefield History Center, and historic Westmoreland Historical Society & Historic Hanna's Town.

"Out of the Woods: Battlefields of Western Pennsylvania" was produced, filmed & edited by multiple Emmy® Award winner Paul Ruggieri. The documentary was made possible with support from the Allegheny Regional Asset District and the members of WQED.

Premieres January 14th at 8pm on WQED!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Still looking for the perfect, unique Christmas gifts for your friends and family? Check out our NEW colonial box sets! ...
12/19/2020
Colonial Box Sets – Bushy Run Battlefield

Still looking for the perfect, unique Christmas gifts for your friends and family? Check out our NEW colonial box sets! And don’t miss out on our Holiday sale and your chance to receive 15% off on EVERYTHING in our shop through the end of December.

https://bushyrunbattlefield.com/product-category/colonial-box-sets/

VISITOR CENTER HOURS Wed. through Sat. 9am to 5pm Sunday, noon to 5pm The Visitor Center and park facilities are temporarily closed.

Thank you for your incredible generosity and support on this #GivingTuesday! Your gift will have a lasting impact on Bus...
12/02/2020

Thank you for your incredible generosity and support on this #GivingTuesday! Your gift will have a lasting impact on Bushy Run for years to come.

Give back on #GivingTuesday with your time and skills! We would love to have you join our Bushy Run family and help make...
12/01/2020

Give back on #GivingTuesday with your time and skills! We would love to have you join our Bushy Run family and help make the site the best it can be! Learn more about becoming a volunteer at https://bushyrunbattlefield.com/volunteer/.

Make a gift today to support the operations and educational programming of Bushy Run Battlefield's Museum and Visitor Ce...
12/01/2020

Make a gift today to support the operations and educational programming of Bushy Run Battlefield's Museum and Visitor Center, and give countless children, families, and community members the opportunity to experience 18th century history and learn about the pivotal Battle of Bushy Run! #GiveBack #GivingTuesday

Did you know there is more than one way to support Bushy Run on #GivingTuesday? Learn how below!
12/01/2020

Did you know there is more than one way to support Bushy Run on #GivingTuesday? Learn how below!

Support Bushy Run Battlefield by making a gift today on #GivingTuesday!Become an advocate for historical education and a...
12/01/2020

Support Bushy Run Battlefield by making a gift today on #GivingTuesday!

Become an advocate for historical education and a part of the global community that is supporting organizations impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Help Bushy Run Battlefield prepare to reopen its doors by making a gift at https://bushyrunbattlefield.com/donate/ or directly to our site through Facebook. Your contribution will ensure that we can continue to educate audiences of all ages and provide a green space for recreation in the community. Supporters like you can and will make a difference. Thank you for standing with us and making a gift today as we look forward to embracing a brighter future together.

11/26/2020
Looking for a unique date night activity or just something fun to do from the comfort of home? Join us THIS FRIDAY at 7:...
11/18/2020
Bushy Run Colonial Cocktail Hour

Looking for a unique date night activity or just something fun to do from the comfort of home? Join us THIS FRIDAY at 7:30 pm for our first virtual colonial cocktail hour, and learn to make a selection of classic, colonial favorites!

Register with a donation using the eventbrite link, or email [email protected] for FREE participation! All participants will receive mixing instructions and recipes upon registering.

Join Bushy Run Battlefield, and learn how to make a selection of classic, colonial cocktails from the comfort of home!

11/11/2020
Pick up for the tea has started. It is a wonderful afternoon for a tea party with friends and family. We would like to g...
11/07/2020

Pick up for the tea has started. It is a wonderful afternoon for a tea party with friends and family. We would like to give a huge thank you to all of the volunteers that helped make this possible.

Our volunteers are hard at work packing up the Take Home Tea. Pick up starts at 9am!
11/07/2020

Our volunteers are hard at work packing up the Take Home Tea. Pick up starts at 9am!

Congratulations to Edward Rock Machen for taking the winning photo in our Fall 2020 #bushyrunbeautiful Photo Contest!  W...
11/07/2020

Congratulations to Edward Rock Machen for taking the winning photo in our Fall 2020 #bushyrunbeautiful Photo Contest!

With over 2 dozen gorgeous fall photos to choose from, all of you wonderful Battlefield photographer friends made it a challenge to choose. Thanks to everyone for participating!

Today, as we celebrate #IndigenousPeoplesDay, we recognize the many Native American tribes and nations who fought for th...
10/12/2020
Pontiac's Rebellion

Today, as we celebrate #IndigenousPeoplesDay, we recognize the many Native American tribes and nations who fought for their land and the preservation of their heritage and culture at the Battle of Bushy Run.

Visit the sites below to learn more about these remarkable indigenous peoples!

http://www.wyandotte-nation.org/

https://www.delawarenation-nsn.gov/

https://sni.org/

https://www.shawnee-tribe.org/

https://www.miamination.com/

http://www.ottawatribe.org/

https://bushyrunbattlefield.com/pontiacs-rebellion/

Pontiac's Rebellion THE CAUSES OF THE WAR WHY NATIVE AMERICANS ATTACKED THE BRITISH Native Americans fought the war known as Pontiac’s Rebellion for their own survival and independence. They fought against British settlement practices; trade, gift, and

Bushy Run Battlefield is gorgeous in the Fall and we know you love to capture memories as you're hiking the trails! This...
10/10/2020

Bushy Run Battlefield is gorgeous in the Fall and we know you love to capture memories as you're hiking the trails! This is your chance to share those beautiful photos, and win our Fall #BushyRunBeautiful photo contest! To participate, post your favorite photo taken at Bushy Run Battlefield for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from our fabulous museum store! https://bushyrunbattlefield.com/gift-shop/

To be eligible to win:
1. Post your favorite recent photo taken at Bushy Run (not taken earlier than September 2020)
2. Tag Bushy Run Battlefield in your post and include #BushyRunBeautiful
3. Like and Follow us on Facebook!

The contest begins TODAY and will run for just 2 weeks! The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to the museum store. And we will also make the winning photo our Facebook cover photo for everyone to enjoy!

We can't wait to see how you've experienced #BushyRunBeautiful this Fall!

Bushy Run Battlefield's cover photo
10/07/2020

Bushy Run Battlefield's cover photo

Although we are a little late, we’d like to say THANK YOU on today’s #WorldTeachersDay2020 to all of the incredible teac...
10/06/2020

Although we are a little late, we’d like to say THANK YOU on today’s #WorldTeachersDay2020 to all of the incredible teachers out there! You are loved and appreciated, and we wish you all the best of luck with your school year ahead. We are very much looking forward to reopening so that we can host you and your students here at the battlefield for a field trip once again! Until then!

On #internationalcoffeeday, our museum facilitator and members of our marketing and special events committees are fuelin...
10/01/2020

On #internationalcoffeeday, our museum facilitator and members of our marketing and special events committees are fueling up to bring you all sorts of exciting, Fall programs! Stay tuned for more info. on what’s coming!

09/12/2020
THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who donated and purchased tickets for our Baskets for Bushy Run virtual fundraiser and sup...
09/12/2020

THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who donated and purchased tickets for our Baskets for Bushy Run virtual fundraiser and supported our site during this difficult time!Your contributions and support have been incredible and will help our site’s operations immensely while we continue to await state permission to reopen our facilities.

Be sure to tune in to see who our winners are this afternoon at 2:00 on our page! And if you purchased tickets, we wish you the best of luck!

Just a few more hours until our Baskets for Bushy Run virtual fundraiser comes to an end! Purchase your tickets now at b...
09/12/2020
Chance2Win

Just a few more hours until our Baskets for Bushy Run virtual fundraiser comes to an end!

Purchase your tickets now at bushyrunbattlefield.ourraffle.org for your chance to win!

Chance2Win Virtual Charity Raffles Made Easy!

Today is the LAST DAY to purchase tickets for your chance to win one or more baskets or specialty items through our Bask...
09/11/2020

Today is the LAST DAY to purchase tickets for your chance to win one or more baskets or specialty items through our Baskets for Bushy Run virtual fundraiser!!!

Go to bushyrunbattlefield.ourraffle.org to view the baskets and purchase your tickets today!!

09/11/2020
Only two more days to purchase tickets for your chance to win one or more of over 30 baskets and specialty items through...
09/10/2020
Chance2Win

Only two more days to purchase tickets for your chance to win one or more of over 30 baskets and specialty items through our Baskets for Bushy Run virtual fundraiser!

Visit bushyrunbattlefield.ourraffle.org, and purchase your tickets today!

Chance2Win Virtual Charity Raffles Made Easy!

One week left to purchase tickets for the Baskets for Bushy Run virtual fundraiser! Don’t miss the chance to win one of ...
09/07/2020

One week left to purchase tickets for the Baskets for Bushy Run virtual fundraiser! Don’t miss the chance to win one of these sweet baskets and specialty items!

bushyrunbattlefield.ourraffle.org

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1253 Bushy Run Rd
Jeannette, PA
15644

General information

Bushy Run Battlefield Park is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Visitor's Center operates Wed-Sun - 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Apr. 17 - Oct. 27. General admission (12 years and older) - $5.00 Reduced admission (65+ years and AAA members) - $4.50 Children (3-11 years) - $3.00 Dogs are allowed in the park but must be on leashes at all times.

Opening Hours

Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

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(724) 527-5584

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Pennsylvania’s Only Recognized Native American Battlefield

Bushy Run Battlefield is the site of a decisive battle during the war known as Pontiac’s War, when Native Americans joined together to fight against European encroachment on their land. Colonel Henry Bouquet and a force of approximately 400 British soldiers left Carlisle in July to relieve a besieged Fort Pitt (in present-day Pittsburgh) and end a series of unchecked attacks against frontier outposts. The British won a decisive victory over the Native Americans at the Battle of Bushy Run, August 5th and 6th, 1763, using tactics still studied by the U.S. military today. Highlights of the site include the interpretive exhibit, “The March to Bushy Run” at the site’s visitor center, as well as guided and self-guided tours, special events, and educational programs.

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Great job tonight sharing the history of Colonial Cocktails! Another dimension to Bushy Run Battlefield, and a new slate of recipes in our collection!
I take it there’s no reenactment this year :(
Found our bandanas from last year Paws in the Park! Fun memories😊! They probably won't be doing it again this year with Covid but we walk at Bushy Run with our pups about 5 days a week and they love it!
Hi! Will the August reinactment take place this year? I know asking is a shot in the dark lol.
When will we know if the Aug event is going to be held or cancelled.....
I see the sign saying biking is allowed in designated areas only, but never see any signs saying saying where. Is there a specific trail I can or can’t go on? Thank you
Spring is coming on the trails!
Winter at the Battlefield is beautiful! Lots of people, pets and sleds were taking advantage of the park today!
Thank you to our vendors and guests! Our third annual Christmas Sale was the BEST EVER! Happy Holidays to you and your families. We'll see you in the Spring. The Edge Hill Gift Shop Staff.
It was a very nice event. Lovely display and variety of vendors. Well done!
Tonight's hayride was awesome! Thank you to everyone for putting this together.
Where are the pics from paws in the park ?