Fort Ligonier

Fort Ligonier At Fort Ligonier, you will discover amazing new exhibits in the museum galleries and explore the reconstructed British Fort from the French & Indian War.
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02/16/2020

Don't miss today's Lecture and book signing by Jason Cherry on "Pittsburgh's Lost Outpost: Captain Trent's Fort" starting at 2 o'clock! Tickets available at the door.

In 1954 the headlines read "The Old Fort Lives Again". It is 2020 and the Fort is alive with historic events and fun pro...
02/14/2020
Donate | FortLigonier.org

In 1954 the headlines read "The Old Fort Lives Again". It is 2020 and the Fort is alive with historic events and fun programs. Make a donation today and be a part of history!

Learn how your tax-deductible gift or EITC can help us preserve, research, exhibit, interpret and advocate the history and material culture of Fort Ligonier.

This Sunday Jason Cherry will be speaking about the Forks of the Ohio before it was ever Pittsburgh! There will be copie...
02/14/2020
‘Pittsburgh’s Lost Outpost’ author to speak at Fort Ligonier

This Sunday Jason Cherry will be speaking about the Forks of the Ohio before it was ever Pittsburgh! There will be copies of his book "Pittsburgh's Lost Outpost: Captain Trent's Fort" available and a book signing will follow. Reserve your spot today on Eventbrite.

As part of Fort Ligonier’s six-part Speaker Series, author Jason Cherry will discuss his book, “Pittsburgh’s Lost Outpost: Captain Trent’s Fort,” in the fort’s history education center at 2 p.m. Feb. 16. In 1754, before a young George Washington sets the world on fire in the glen, Ohio C...

Fort Ligonier always has something historic happening! Don't miss out by becoming a member today! For as low as 35 dolla...
02/12/2020
Membership | FortLigonier.org

Fort Ligonier always has something historic happening! Don't miss out by becoming a member today! For as low as 35 dollars you get discounted rates to historic programming, a discount in the museum shop, and FREE admission for a year. Siege the day by joining on our website!!!

Become a member of the Fort Ligonier Association. Choose from a range of membership levels that support the operation and preservation of Fort Ligonier.

Through the years Fort Ligonier has relied on YOU to make history. In 1950s the community "built themselves into the for...
02/07/2020
Donate | FortLigonier.org

Through the years Fort Ligonier has relied on YOU to make history. In 1950s the community "built themselves into the fort" to establish this site focusing on the French and Indian War! Build yourself into the Fort by making a donation today!

Learn how your tax-deductible gift or EITC can help us preserve, research, exhibit, interpret and advocate the history and material culture of Fort Ligonier.

Fort Ligonier depends on YOU to keep history alive! Your donation helps generate fun and historical programming for all ...
01/31/2020
Donate | FortLigonier.org

Fort Ligonier depends on YOU to keep history alive! Your donation helps generate fun and historical programming for all ages. Help make history today!

Learn how your tax-deductible gift or EITC can help us preserve, research, exhibit, interpret and advocate the history and material culture of Fort Ligonier.

Fort Ligonier always has something historic happening! Don't miss out by becoming a member today! For as low as 35 dolla...
01/29/2020
Membership | FortLigonier.org

Fort Ligonier always has something historic happening! Don't miss out by becoming a member today! For as low as 35 dollars you get discounted rates to historic programming, a discount in the museum shop, and FREE admission for a year. Siege the day by joining on our website!!!

Become a member of the Fort Ligonier Association. Choose from a range of membership levels that support the operation and preservation of Fort Ligonier.

Thank you to everyone who made the trip out this Sunday to History and Hollywood: Last of the Mohicans. It is a full hou...
01/19/2020

Thank you to everyone who made the trip out this Sunday to History and Hollywood: Last of the Mohicans. It is a full house! Let’s talk the history of this Hollywood film!

01/07/2020
Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers

The Twelfth Night Ball was luckiest way to ring in 2020! Thank you to all who joined and for those who could not attend, we will change your luck next year!

Thank you to Tom and Lesley Mack for being our brilliant callers and The Wayward Companions for the beautiful music!

English country dancing is a main attraction of the annual Twelfth Night Celebration at Fort Ligonier. For the gala, country-dance callers Tom and Lesley Mack traveled from Luray, Va., to teach revelers the twirls and turns and promenades of the various forms.

01/01/2020

On behalf of everyone at Fort Ligonier, we would like to wish all of you a safe and happy new year! We look forward to seeing you all in 2020!

We are open this weekend! Don’t forget to stop by to explore the museum and do some last minute Christmas shopping. The ...
12/21/2019

We are open this weekend! Don’t forget to stop by to explore the museum and do some last minute Christmas shopping.

The Friendly Fire Whiskey has sold out in minutes!!! Keep an eye out for more to come in the future!

Have a very Happy Holiday! #historyfortheholidays

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12/16/2019

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12/08/2019
George Is Confused

George gets caught up in the holiday excitement of town wide open house in Ligonier. There is so much going on in Ligonier! The museum is open till 4 today and is free for all visitors. #historyfortheholidays

12/07/2019
Colonial Christmas Cannonball Club

Children participating in our free Colonial Christmas Cannonball Club to learn about holidays in the 1700’s! They are creating luminaries for the town!

12/05/2019

Kick off the holidays in Ligonier this weekend! This Saturday is Colonial Christmas Cannonball Club from 1:30 to 3:00 (free for children)! Kids can enjoy fun activities and learn about the holidays in the 1700’s. Sunday is Ligonier’s Town Wide Open House, and Fort Ligonier has free admission to the museum! Join in the merriment and good cheer!

Check out our sister site and discover how both of our sites are tied together through the history of the French and Ind...
12/03/2019

Check out our sister site and discover how both of our sites are tied together through the history of the French and Indian War!

Don't forget Braddock's Battlefield History Center will be open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday's throughout the Holiday Season (closed Dec. 23)! Stop by and discover the history of The Battle of the Monongahela, and pick up a gift for that special someone! #historyfortheholidays

12/02/2019

Even though Fort Ligonier is entering winter quarters you can still visit the museum on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the winter months! Stay tuned to this page and our website for future events like our Twelfth Night Celebration on January 4th! HUZZAH!

This weekend Fort Ligonier is OPEN! The Holiday Season has begun and that means it’s time to get that special someone th...
11/30/2019

This weekend Fort Ligonier is OPEN! The Holiday Season has begun and that means it’s time to get that special someone the perfect gift. SALE in the Museum Store Saturday, and Sunday! 10 % off of ALL items in the store! Shop Small Business Saturday and Museum Store Sunday all throughout the Ligonier Valley!

This weekend Fort Ligonier is OPEN! The Holiday Season has begun and that means it’s time to get that special someone th...
11/26/2019

This weekend Fort Ligonier is OPEN! The Holiday Season has begun and that means it’s time to get that special someone the perfect gift. SALE in the Museum Store Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! 10 % off of ALL items in the store! Shop Small Business Saturday and Museum Store Sunday all throughout the Ligonier Valley!

11/14/2019
George Washington is on his way to Brews and Bites on the Battlefield!

Check out this great event that our sister site, Braddock's Battlefield History Center, is having this weekend! Even George Washington is on his way.
This Saturday from 1 to 4 pm the BBHC will be having Brews and Bites on the Battlefield. The BBHC is teaming up with Superior Motors and Brew Gentlemen for this historical experience! Admission is 5 dollars.

You can RSVP by calling 412-271-0800 or register on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brews-and-bites-on-the-battlefield-tickets-73339015971?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

SEE YOU THERE!

George Washington is on his way to Braddock's Battlefield History Center or what he knows as Braddock's Field of Battle. On Saturday November 16th from 1 to ...

11/11/2019

Thank you to all those in active service, those who have served, and those who have passed. Happy Veterans Day.

11/07/2019
What are Mr. Mooney and Eric up to today?

There is always something historic happening at Fort Ligonier! Let's see what Eric and Mr. Mooney are working on today. Visit us today and take a step back in time!

There is always something historic happening at Fort Ligonier! As you walk the grounds of the historic site you can feel yourself transported into the 1700s....

Don't miss Jason Cherry, author of Pittsburgh's Lost Outpost: Captain Trent's Fort! He will be signing his book at Fort ...
10/13/2019

Don't miss Jason Cherry, author of Pittsburgh's Lost Outpost: Captain Trent's Fort! He will be signing his book at Fort Ligonier from 9 to 12 today. Copies are available for sale in our Museum Store. #puttingtheFORTinFortLigonierDays

There is SO much going on this weekend at the Fort! Make sure to stop by and see Justin Cherry of Half Crown Bakehouse! ...
10/11/2019

There is SO much going on this weekend at the Fort! Make sure to stop by and see Justin Cherry of Half Crown Bakehouse! His colonial bread and goodies are on sale to all! Justin will be here Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on our front lawn. #PuttingtheFortinFortLigonierDays

Fort Ligonier Days has begun! The Colonial Kids Costume Contest on Wednesday had children research and create their own ...
10/11/2019

Fort Ligonier Days has begun! The Colonial Kids Costume Contest on Wednesday had children research and create their own persona from the times of Fort Ligonier and the French and Indian War. Aren't they a good looking group? Congratulations to our winners and everyone who participated! Make sure to see them in the parade on Saturday of Fort Ligonier Days! #History #PuttingtheFORTinFortLigonierDays

10/03/2019
Colonial Kids Costume Contest

We sent Colonel Washington a letter about the Colonial Kids Costume Contest! He is excited and so are we! There is still time to sign up for the contest! Check out our website to get your registration packet.

Fort Ligonier Days is right around the corner and that means the Colonial Kids Costume Contest! Create your own colonial costume and help us commemorate the ...

Fort Ligonier Days is right around the corner! The Colonial Kids Costume Contest will be held again this year on Wednesd...
10/01/2019
Fort Ligonier Days Kids Colonial Costume Contest | FortLigonier.org

Fort Ligonier Days is right around the corner! The Colonial Kids Costume Contest will be held again this year on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Create your own colonial costume to help us commemorate the Battle of Fort Ligonier! Visit our website for more information and to download the registration packet! CASH PRIZES for first, second, and third place. Registrations are due Monday October 7, 2019 by 4:30. See you then!

A fun and educational way for kids to understand why Fort Ligonier Days is held each year! Contestants research the type of clothing worn during the 18th century and participate in creating their costume. Contest open to all students in grades K-8. Cash prizes are awarded and all participants are in...

Travel date change for Casa Berti raffle tickets (see post below)! Get your chance at a fabulous stay in Tuscany by call...
09/12/2019

Travel date change for Casa Berti raffle tickets (see post below)! Get your chance at a fabulous stay in Tuscany by calling (724) 238-9701.

The Cannon Ball is right around the corner!
Back by popular demand, we are raffling off an 8 day, 7 night stay at the fabulous Casa Berti in the province of Lucca, Italy (NOTE DATE CHANGE: May 9-16 or June 6-13, 2020). $500 per ticket, only 50 tickets will be sold. Winner will be randomly selected at the Cannon Ball on September 20, 2019. To purchase your raffle ticket or for more information, please call (724) 238-9701. Support Fort Ligonier and get a chance to stay in Tuscany! https://www.fortligonier.org/event/the-cannon-ball-2/

Only 2 weeks until the Cannon Ball!  Don’t miss out on your chance to bid on this cool end table custom designed and cre...
09/06/2019

Only 2 weeks until the Cannon Ball! Don’t miss out on your chance to bid on this cool end table custom designed and created by award-winning master woodworker and architect Paul Sirofchuck from the trees repurposed from our very own Ligonier Diamond. To join us for this exciting fundraiser - featuring raffles, special merchandise, and both live and silent auctions - please call (724) 238-9701.

It’s Friendly Fire Friday at Fort Ligonier today! See and hear the firing demonstrations and learn about Washington’s Fr...
09/06/2019

It’s Friendly Fire Friday at Fort Ligonier today! See and hear the firing demonstrations and learn about Washington’s Friendly Fire incident that occurred near the Fort in 1758, at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. FREE admission thanks to the Jack Buncher Foundation! Open 9:30 am to 5 pm. #visitligonier #welovehistory #siegeyourday

The Cannon Ball is coming up on September 20th!  ❤️⚫️❤️⚫️This year's live auction includes an authentic dinner for 4 wit...
08/30/2019

The Cannon Ball is coming up on September 20th! ❤️⚫️❤️⚫️
This year's live auction includes an authentic dinner for 4 with Captain Kennedy in his officer's tent during our annual Military History Encampment over Memorial Day weekend in 2020. To join us for this exciting fundraiser - featuring raffles, special merchandise, and both live and silent auctions - please call (724) 238-9701.

The Cannon Ball is right around the corner!  Back by popular demand, we are raffling off an 8 day, 7 night stay at the f...
08/23/2019

The Cannon Ball is right around the corner!
Back by popular demand, we are raffling off an 8 day, 7 night stay at the fabulous Casa Berti in the province of Lucca, Italy (NOTE DATE CHANGE: May 9-16 or June 6-13, 2020). $500 per ticket, only 50 tickets will be sold. Winner will be randomly selected at the Cannon Ball on September 20, 2019. To purchase your raffle ticket or for more information, please call (724) 238-9701. Support Fort Ligonier and get a chance to stay in Tuscany! https://www.fortligonier.org/event/the-cannon-ball-2/

Before heading to Steelers Training Camp this week, visit the beautiful Ligonier Valley and explore Fort Ligonier (Georg...
08/11/2019

Before heading to Steelers Training Camp this week, visit the beautiful Ligonier Valley and explore Fort Ligonier (George Washington’s “training camp”)! Located just 10 miles east of Saint Vincent College, we are open every day (Thursdays and Fridays til 7:00 PM!). #visitligonier #herewegosteelers #welovehistory #fortligonier #siegeyourday

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08/11/2019

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Visit Ligonier on Tuesday and see these amazing vehicles! #fortligonier #historyinmotion #visitligonierhttps://triblive....
08/10/2019
‘History in motion’: Restored military vehicles to parade in Ligonier, marking centennial convoy

Visit Ligonier on Tuesday and see these amazing vehicles! #fortligonier #historyinmotion #visitligonier

https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/history-in-motion-restored-military-vehicles-to-parade-in-ligonier-marking-centennial-convoy/

Downtown Ligonier next week will witness a parade that is long on horsepower — mostly of the mechanical kind. Around noon Tuesday, Aug. 13, 60 some restored military vehicles will proceed on East Main Street and circle part of Diamond Park before parking at Fort Ligonier and other nearby lots.

Join us this weekend for special programs involving veterans!  On Saturday and Sunday, experience Archaeology in Action ...
08/02/2019

Join us this weekend for special programs involving veterans! On Saturday and Sunday, experience Archaeology in Action with volunteer veterans and first responders from Team Rubicon - AND - on Sunday at 2:00PM Iraq veteran and Artist-in-Residence Elise Wigle-Wells will present a talk about "HER," an installation inspired by Fort Ligonier. Both programs included with regular admission - veterans and active military are free every day at Fort Ligonier! https://www.fortligonier.org/event/archaeology-in-action/ https://www.fortligonier.org/event/her-an-art-installation-by-veteran-elise-wigle-wells/

Join us for Elise's presentation on Sunday, August 4th at 2 pm, and meet the artist!https://triblive.com/local/westmorel...
07/30/2019
Army veteran is Fort Ligonier’s first artist in residence

Join us for Elise's presentation on Sunday, August 4th at 2 pm, and meet the artist!
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/army-veteran-is-fort-ligoniers-first-artist-in-residence/

Throughout the grounds of Fort Ligonier, there are images of women in roles — comforting, nurturing, hunting — they have assumed in times of war past and present. They are the creation of the fort’s first artist-in-residence, Elise Wigle-Wells, Army veteran and lecturer in Saint Vincent Colleg...

Don't let the rain keep you away! History Happy Hour has been moved inside the Center for History Education!  See you at...
07/26/2019

Don't let the rain keep you away! History Happy Hour has been moved inside the Center for History Education! See you at the Fort at 5:30 PM! #funatthefort #visitligonier #welovehistory

07/26/2019
History Happy Hour

History Happy Hour at the Fort tonight, 5:30 - 7:30 PM! Live music, spirits and light bites. Thanks to our sponsors, Covington Investment Advisors and Carol & Dave's Roadhouse. $15|Fort Members, $20|Non-members
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKw14wQCWYQ

Join us for History Happy Hour Tonight!

It’s been a fun and frenzied week of Fort Camp with these amazing kids! #fortcampisfun #welovehistory #visitligonier
07/19/2019

It’s been a fun and frenzied week of Fort Camp with these amazing kids! #fortcampisfun #welovehistory #visitligonier

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07/19/2019

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We are still accepting reservations for our "Sunset Tour" this Friday, July 19th @ 7 PM! Enjoy a guided museum tour, win...
07/17/2019

We are still accepting reservations for our "Sunset Tour" this Friday, July 19th @ 7 PM! Enjoy a guided museum tour, wine and cheese on the patio and a lantern-lit tour of the fort as the sun sets over the mountain. A perfect "date night!" Call us at 724-238-9701 or register online. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunset-tour-tickets-64173024243

It was a special day for the grand re-opening of our sister site, Braddock’s Battlefield History Center, as we commemora...
07/10/2019

It was a special day for the grand re-opening of our sister site, Braddock’s Battlefield History Center, as we commemorated the 264th anniversary of the Battle of the Monongahela, July 9, 1755! We are grateful to Dr. David Preston for providing an amazing tour, to our reenactors for sharing their incredible historical knowledge, to the BBHC Board of Directors and our friends at Braddock Carnegie Library and North Braddock Borough Council, the Messner family and members of the community for helping to make it a memorable day. #welovehistory

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200 S Market St
Ligonier, PA
15658

General information

Fort Ligonier is a reconstructed 18th Century British Fort where you can explore the historic site and artillery batteries, tour the remarkable museum where you will step into history through the reverse timeline, walk along the Forbes Road, see the acclaimed exhibit, "The World Ablaze: An Introduction to the Seven Years' War," explore the new history gallery and see George Washington's original saddle pistols and memoirs in the Washington Gallery. Open 7 days from April 1 through November 19; Museum open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through the winter months. (Fort area closed from mid-November through March 31 for winter maintenance.) Admission: Adults/$10; Senior Citizens and Students ages 17-21/$8; Youth ages 6-16, $6.00. Children 5 and under, members of the Fort Ligonier Association, and all veterans and active military are free.

Opening Hours

Friday 09:30 - 16:00
Saturday 09:30 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(724) 238-9701

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Sorry I missed last weekend. For God and Pennsylvania.
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Is it handicap accessible, I use a rollaider or a walker?
Excellent, construction, artillery train, the new exhibits, docents
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Hey folks! Thanks for a great weekend at the symposium (and the Yeungling). Will there be some way to access the videos of the speaker's presentations?
I do not see more info on the F&I War symposium.
Only a week till the Twelfth Night Celebration. Put on your dancing shoes and join us.
A beautiful evening for a Fort Ligonier history happy hour.
My kids, my husband, and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our 8 yo is contemplating the lives of the soldiers in this photo.
Laurel Highlands Historical Village is partnering with Cambria County to host a 2 day Arts and Heritage Festival at Duman's Dam Park on Saturday Sept 15, 2018 and Sunday September 16, 2018. We are inviting all Non Profit groups and any and all reenactors to attend our event. This event is a first of its kind, one that is well over due. . The cost to you is free. You will be allowed to set up camp on Friday night . We are also in need of artisans to help us out. Any craft at all!! We are in need of crafting and food vendors. We need musical groups, ethnic groups, Dance groups, schools, etc. Our goal is to show case our past present and future. But at one time there was no cambria or somerset counties it was all bedford. Please call patti at 814 288 7017 if you can help out. www.laurelhighlandshistoricalvillage.com for more details and applications