Compass Inn Museum & Ligonier Valley Historical Society

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*IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT*Unfortunately, due to a potential COVID-19 exposure within the LVHS staff, THE ARMOR FAMILY COUN...
12/02/2020

*IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT*

Unfortunately, due to a potential COVID-19 exposure within the LVHS staff, THE ARMOR FAMILY COUNTRY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION event has been CANCELED. Ligonier Valley Historical Society is committed to upholding the highest standards of safety and public health. Therefore, we believe it is in the best interest of staff, volunteers, and the general public to cancel this event.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Stay posted for other changes made to our event schedule.

Compass Inn Museum & Ligonier Valley Historical Society's cover photo
11/30/2020

Compass Inn Museum & Ligonier Valley Historical Society's cover photo

Celebrate the joy of the holiday season with Ligonier Valley Historical Society and Compass Inn Museum, this Saturday an...
11/30/2020
Armor Family Country Holiday Celebration

Celebrate the joy of the holiday season with Ligonier Valley Historical Society and Compass Inn Museum, this Saturday and Sunday! We will be kicking off the winter festivities with our first-annual Armor Family Country Holiday Celebration!

Sample tastings from Tattiebogle CiderWorks & Crooked Creek Distillery. Pick up any last-minute libations for the holidays or stroll through the Compass Inn Museum store.

Enjoy an exhilarating carriage ride around the picturesque old Compass Meadow.

Come in out of the cold and warm yourself by a fire as you tour the artfully decorated, candlelit Compass Inn Museum.

Click the link below to purchase your ticket for this holiday extravaganza!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/armor-family-country-holiday-celebration-tickets-128766380711

Celebrate the season at an outdoor Christmas market on the historic grounds of Compass Inn Museum.

On behalf of Ligonier Valley Historical Society and Compass Inn Museum, we hope you have a safe and splendid Thanksgivin...
11/26/2020

On behalf of Ligonier Valley Historical Society and Compass Inn Museum, we hope you have a safe and splendid Thanksgiving!

In addition to our Holiday Candlelight Tours, Ligonier Valley Historical Society is excited to host its newest event, th...
11/24/2020

In addition to our Holiday Candlelight Tours, Ligonier Valley Historical Society is excited to host its newest event, the Armor Family Country Holiday Celebration!

The grounds of Compass Inn Museum will transform into a country-style Christmas market! Enjoy tastings from Tattiebogle CiderWorks & Crooked Creek Distillery, carriage rides, children's activities, hot apple cider and cookies, and tours all included in the ticket price!

November 28th officially kicks off the Holiday Candlelight Tours at Compass Inn Museum! The inn will be adorned with bea...
11/23/2020

November 28th officially kicks off the Holiday Candlelight Tours at Compass Inn Museum! The inn will be adorned with beautiful, hand-made wreaths, garland, and period-correct decoration! Bask in the glow and warmth of the lit candles and fireplaces. Imagine the excitement and sentiment of these early-American travelers, stopping at this beautifully decorated stop during the holiday season.

Click the link below to reserve your tour!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-candlelight-tours-tickets-128172981839

Today is our last day for Harvest Tours at Compass Inn Museum! We have availability to accommodate tours between 2:00 pm...
11/21/2020

Today is our last day for Harvest Tours at Compass Inn Museum! We have availability to accommodate tours between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm! Click the link below to schedule your tour!

Can't make it this weekend? Compass Inn Museum's Holiday Candlelight Tours return next weekend! The inn will be adorned with beautiful, hand-made wreaths, garland, and period-correct decoration! Bask in the glow and warmth of the lit candles and fireplaces and stroll through the masterfully decorated Compass Inn Museum.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvest-tours-tickets-128162927767

This week concludes our Harvest Tours! Stop by Friday and Saturday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, to peer into our autumnally-ador...
11/18/2020

This week concludes our Harvest Tours! Stop by Friday and Saturday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, to peer into our autumnally-adorned stagecoach stop. Experience life through the eyes of the Armor family and their guests, and give thanks for another bountiful harvest.

Purchase your ticket now! Click the link below to reserve your time!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvest-tours-tickets-128162927767

**Advanced ticketing is required since space is limited. Timed-entry tickets will help ensure paced arrivals and moderated attendance numbers. For the safety of visitors and staff, groups for each time slot will be limited to 8 people. Tours will start every half hour. Face masks are required, and we will be practicing social distancing.**

We will be hosting our Harvest Tours this Friday & Saturday, from 11 am to 4 pm! Experience life as a traveler of the ea...
11/11/2020
Harvest Tours

We will be hosting our Harvest Tours this Friday & Saturday, from 11 am to 4 pm! Experience life as a traveler of the early 19th-century. Peer into the daily routine of the Armor family, understanding the bustling business of a stagecoach stop!

For the safety of visitors, advanced ticketing is required. Purchase your tickets at the link below!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvest-tours-tickets-128162927767

Self-guided tour of an early 19th-century stagecoach stop in Pennsylvania's beautiful Laurel Highlands.

Our Harvest Tours are officially underway! Stop by Compass Inn Museum today, for a fun, fall-filled tour around our 18th...
11/06/2020

Our Harvest Tours are officially underway! Stop by Compass Inn Museum today, for a fun, fall-filled tour around our 18th-century stagecoach stop. Can't make it today? Tours today through Saturday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Reserve your spot by clicking the link below:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvest-tours-tickets-128162927767

Planning a weekend of fall-filled activities? Stop by Compass Inn Museum, Friday & Saturday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm! Enjoy a...
11/05/2020

Planning a weekend of fall-filled activities? Stop by Compass Inn Museum, Friday & Saturday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm! Enjoy a tour of our autumnally adorned 18th-century stagecoach stop.

Looking for a spooky adventure this weekend? Our Halloween Haunting Candlelight Tours return from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, th...
10/30/2020
Halloween Hauntings Storytelling Tours

Looking for a spooky adventure this weekend? Our Halloween Haunting Candlelight Tours return from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, this evening! Listen to legends, lore, and supernatural stories from period-dressed docents in the eerie setting of an early 19th-century stagecoach stop. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see the museum after dark.

Reserve your tour by clicking the link below!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/halloween-hauntings-storytelling-tours-tickets-123898915993

Enjoy a family-friendly evening of spooky storytelling as you tour the ghostly, historic grounds and candlelit Compass Inn Museum.

Your votes have been tallied, and winners have been chosen! Thank you to all of those that participated in this year's P...
10/27/2020

Your votes have been tallied, and winners have been chosen!
Thank you to all of those that participated in this year's Pumpkin Carving Contest. Here are the 2020 results!

Adult Category:
First Place - April Kinzler - "Star Wars"
Second Place - Sara Hillen - "Stagecoach"

Junior Category:
First Place - Michael Hillen - "Hungry Pumpkin"
Second Place - Ian Hillen - "Goosebumps Movie Pumpkin"

Family Category:
First Place - Hailey Hillen and Grandma - "Smiley Pumpkin"

Our submissions for the 5th-annual Pumpkin Carving Contest are in! Leave a comment and vote on your favorite pumpkin fro...
10/25/2020

Our submissions for the 5th-annual Pumpkin Carving Contest are in! Leave a comment and vote on your favorite pumpkin from the adult and junior categories!

Tonight begins our Halloween Haunting Candlelight Tours! We have one 8:30 pm time slot remaining! To reserve this slot, ...
10/24/2020
Halloween Hauntings Storytelling Tours

Tonight begins our Halloween Haunting Candlelight Tours! We have one 8:30 pm time slot remaining! To reserve this slot, click the link below!

Can’t make it tonight? Several spots are still available for next weekend’s Candlelight tours🎃👻

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/halloween-hauntings-storytelling-tours-tickets-123898915993

Enjoy a family-friendly evening of spooky storytelling as you tour the ghostly, historic grounds and candlelit Compass Inn Museum.

10/20/2020
Westmoreland Heritage

Mark your calendars! Submit your best-carved pumpkin, October 24, between 11 am and 2:30 pm, at Compass Inn Museum. Don't forget to join us for our Halloween Haunting Candlelight Tours, starting October 24, from 6 pm to 8:30 pm!

In this month's podcast, we're joined by Compass Inn Museum & Ligonier Valley Historical Society for Halloween fun, including candlelight tours and a pumpkin carving contest.

Then, Stage Right takes center stage as they premiere their circus-themed Rocky Horror Picture Show performance, happening under a giant circus tent!

Plus, an exclusive look at The Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery's new virtual voting exhibit.

Thanks as always to Saint Vincent College for their generous sponsorship and making this podcast possible.

Compass Inn Museum will be bustling with activity next weekend! Submit your carved pumpkin on Saturday, October 24, for ...
10/16/2020

Compass Inn Museum will be bustling with activity next weekend! Submit your carved pumpkin on Saturday, October 24, for a chance to win $75 and two tickets to our Halloween Haunting Candlelight tours! These tours will run October 24, 30, & 31, from 6 pm - 8:30 pm, and feature spooky tales & lore surrounding our 18th-century stagecoach stop! Children are encouraged to dress up in costumes, and will receive a goodie bag at the tour! For more information, check out our event calendar: https://www.compassinn.org/eventcalendar

Ship’s Company Inc. has dropped its anchor at Compass Inn Museum! Don’t miss the cannon firing demonstration at 2pm!
09/26/2020

Ship’s Company Inc. has dropped its anchor at Compass Inn Museum! Don’t miss the cannon firing demonstration at 2pm!

On Saturday, September 26th, the 1812 contingent will be sailing into Compass Inn Museum, portraying sailors taking supp...
09/21/2020

On Saturday, September 26th, the 1812 contingent will be sailing into Compass Inn Museum, portraying sailors taking supplies to the Naval Station at Erie PA, and celebrating the joyous news of Perry's great victory on Lake Erie on September 10th.

Ship's Company will be set up outside and socially distanced to demonstrate marlinespike seamanship by working on small projects for the new cutter, including sewing oar leathers and working on blocks. The company will also discuss the movement of supplies for the navy, and maybe sing a song or two about the victory.

Do not miss this extremely unique opportunity to experience life in the 19th-century Navy. Set your sails and set a course to Compass Inn Museum, Saturday, September 26th!

08/29/2020

Cannon and Musket demonstrations at 2:00 pm!

Don’t forget, Proctor’s Militia has arrived at Compass Inn Museum! Stop in anytime between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm, and see...
08/29/2020

Don’t forget, Proctor’s Militia has arrived at Compass Inn Museum! Stop in anytime between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm, and see life as an 18th-century military unit! Enjoy a tour of Compass Inn Museum at any point in your visit!

Compass Inn Museum reopens tomorrow at 11 am! This weekend, Proctor's Militia will finally set up camp at Compass Inn Mu...
08/27/2020

Compass Inn Museum reopens tomorrow at 11 am! This weekend, Proctor's Militia will finally set up camp at Compass Inn Museum. Do not miss this opportunity to watch living history happen before your eyes.

Proctor's Militia Demonstrations: August 29th and 30th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Ligonier Valley Historical Society and Compass Inn Museum are proud to announce the launch of our brand new website! Aft...
08/21/2020

Ligonier Valley Historical Society and Compass Inn Museum are proud to announce the launch of our brand new website! After dedicating much time and hard work, we are excited to present you with a new, cross-platform, user-friendly site! Visit us www.compassinn.org today!

Some good news! Our staff member with the potential exposure has tested NEGATIVE for COVID-19. Although she has tested n...
08/17/2020

Some good news! Our staff member with the potential exposure has tested NEGATIVE for COVID-19. Although she has tested negative, we will still plan to reopen Friday, August 28th. Everyone stay safe and have a great day.

We at Compass Inn Museum are extremely concerned about our visitors’ health and safety. Unfortunately, a staff member ha...
08/14/2020

We at Compass Inn Museum are extremely concerned about our visitors’ health and safety. Unfortunately, a staff member has been exposed to an individual that has tested positive for COVID-19. Therefore, to mitigate risk to visitors and staff alike, we will be rescheduling our Proctor’s Militia Living History Weekend. A new date will soon be announced. Furthermore, Compass Inn Museum will be closing effective immediately for two weeks to follow state and CDC guidelines. We apologize for the inconvenience for those who had planned on visiting this weekend. Thank you for your understanding.

Happy 4th of July! Stop by the Compass Inn Museum from 11 am to 4 pm for a tour!
07/04/2020

Happy 4th of July!
Stop by the Compass Inn Museum from 11 am to 4 pm for a tour!

Handmade home decor, available for purchase. Crafted by our very own blacksmiths! Stop in for a tour and a smithing demo...
06/20/2020

Handmade home decor, available for purchase. Crafted by our very own blacksmiths! Stop in for a tour and a smithing demonstration!

06/20/2020

Opening day at Compass Inn! Blacksmith demonstrations start at 10:30 AM!

Our Hammer Inn event kicks off the reopening of Compass Inn Museum! Bob Perkins of Country Fabrications will demonstrate...
06/14/2020

Our Hammer Inn event kicks off the reopening of Compass Inn Museum!
Bob Perkins of Country Fabrications will demonstrate a foundry pour using molten metal in a mold. Hammering and molten metal demonstrations will begin at 10:30 AM on Saturday, June 20.

This Saturday, Compass Inn Museum reopens its doors to the public! Kicking off the reopening, is our Hammer Inn blacksmith event!

Local blacksmiths will demonstrate the ancient art of smithing! Watch as metal takes new form under the blacksmith's hammer.

In addition to Compass Inn Museum's blacksmith and several other local smiths, Bob Perkins of Country Fabrications will demonstrate a foundry pour using molten metal in a mold. Hammering and molten metal demonstrations will begin at 10:30 AM on Saturday, June 20th.

Address

PO Box 167 1382 Route 30 East
Laughlintown, PA
15655

Opening Hours

Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(724) 238-4983

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Is there a reason why the website is down?
Stephie….looks like a neat place to visit when (if ever) we get to go to P.A. again all together.
I want to thank the staff of the Compass Inn for inviting me to bring Mrs. Lincoln to life on Sunday July 21 and for being so gracious in accomodating my needs. I look forward to visiting the Inn in the future.
Had a wonderful tour of the museum today provided by super-docent Karla. Her knowledge is encyclopedic and her passion is contagious. Keep up the excellent work!
Had a nice time today. It was nice the people were dressed in period clothes. Very knowledgeable Thanks
Annual Work Week at the Brandt/Brant Cemetery 18-24 June 2018. For more information call Mark Brant at 615-681-0216, text me there or email me at Mark [email protected]. Come visit, we'd love to meet you and show you around the Cemetery.
As the president of Pittsburgh's Old Stone Tavern Friends Trust, Inc. in Pittsburgh I hope that some day we can restore our old tavern circa 1782 the oldest commercial building in Pittsburgh to its rightful place in Western Pennsylvania History. The tavern sits at the foot of Greentree Road in the West End of Pittsburgh. I invite those interested to visit our website postfriendstrust.org
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Philip freeman is my six great grandfather maker and previous owner of your structure