Due to our construction, renovation and restoration project, Fort Ligonier will close for the season earlier than usual this year. Crews will be busy throughout the winter as we update...
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.
Fort Ligonier is excited to welcome educators, students, re-enactors, and visitors to the new Center for History Education in the Spring of 2017.
Fort Ligonier will close for the season Oct 25, 2016 to embark on a major renovation of the fort's world-class French and Indian War Museum, coming in 2017.
Protect and preserve this 18th century landmark for generations to come.
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 Juniata archaeological Field School did excavations at Fort Ligonier!
Find inspiration for your trip to the Laurel Highlands, just a short drive from Pittsburgh!
Watch the new Fort Ligonier TV spot!
Save the Date! Friday, September 15, 2017.  Click here for more information.
Operating hours:
Mon - Sat: 10 AM - 4:30 PM
Sun: 11 AM - 4:30 PM
Open April 1 - October 25, 2016
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.
The generous support of our donors and members enable us to continue our mission.
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