Jul
26
Kids have a blast with scavenger hunts, crafts, museum quests and more! And, thanks to the support of the Ligonier Valley Education Trust, it's FREE! Every Wednesday in July and August...
Jul
28
5:30 - 7:30 PM - Happy hour with a historical twist! Kick off your weekend with a casual get-together at the Fort. Gather friends for light bites, spirits, live music...
Aug
01 - 03
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Jonathan Burns of Juniata College, archaeologist Caitlan Kingston and a team of British veterans as they continue work on an archaeological investigation. Visitors will be...
Aug
02
Kids have a blast with scavenger hunts, crafts, museum quests and more! And, thanks to the support of the Ligonier Valley Education Trust, it's FREE! Every Wednesday in July and August...
Aug
11 - 12
Both kids and adults will be immersed in a one-of-a-kind interactive history experience! You can attend the evening only portion from 7:00 - 9:00 PM @ $15 per person OR...
Aug
25
5:30 - 7:30 PM - Happy hour with a historical twist! Kick off your weekend with a casual get-together at the Fort. Gather friends for light bites, spirits, live music...
Aug
31
6:00 PM - Join us for a riveting conversation and book signing with John Avlon, author of "Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations." Copies of this book...
Sep
02 - 03
Fort Ligonier comes alive with costumed interpreters who will illustrate life during the French and Indian War with 18th century demonstrations, musket firings and more! Regular admission.
Oct
11
6:30 PM - A Fort Ligonier Days tradition! Contest is open to all students from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Event will be held in the Fort Ligonier Center for History Education....
Oct
13 - 15
Visit Ligonier for our annual three-day festival, commemorating the historic Battle of Fort Ligonier which occurred in 1758. At the Fort, you will hear the roar of the cannons, meet...
Museum enhancements continue with new galleries & exhibits slated to open in fall 2017. During this transition, visitors still enjoy "The World Ablaze," our stellar "Washington Collection," the St. Clair Parlor and new paintings in the Art Gallery.
Fort Ligonier is excited to welcome educators, students, re-enactors, and groups to the new Center for History Education.
Save the Date for the BIG BLAST! Friday, September 15, 2017.  Click here for more information.
Protect and preserve this 18th century landmark for generations to come. Explore the Fort, artillery park, and the historic site during your visit to Fort Ligonier!
The unique George Washington collection at Fort Ligonier features his original saddle pistols, his 11-page "Remarks" on the French and Indian War and a Rembrandt Peale portrait.
See the history of Fort Ligoner from its construction in 1758 and the arrival of Forbes Army to December of of 1758 when Washington departed.
The festival is held throughout the town of Ligonier featuring activities on the grounds of Fort Ligonier, a large community parade, free outdoor entertainment, food and craft booths.
Visit
Operating hours:
Mon - Sat: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 11 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursdays & Fridays in Summer: Open 'til 7 PM!
Open year round. Seasonal hours mid-November thru mid-March (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays - Museum only).
Learn
The history of Fort Ligonier began in September 1758 and was concluded in March 1766, embracing the period of the French and Indian War and Pontiac’s War. Today, the story of this time period is told through the remarkable Fort Ligonier museum exhibits and a fully reconstructed and restored fortification.
Support
The generous support of our donors and members enable us to continue our mission to enrich the lives of today’s citizens and future generations through education and preservation by sharing the powerful stories of Fort Ligonier that changed world history.
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