FREE admission for all visitors (thanks to the Jack Buncher Foundation!) on FRIENDLY FIRE FRIDAY, September 2. Musket firing demonstration at 11 AM and cannons fire at 2 PM. Following...
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Activities and demonstrations including 18th century cooking and musket firing. Meet the people of the 18th century including a British officer, a laundress and regimental tailor. 10 AM - 4...
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Step into history as Ligonier commemorates the 1758 Battle of Fort Ligonier during this amazing annual town-wide three-day festival!
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.
General John Forbes gave his name in 1758 to a challenging British military expedition and to a remarkable new road he opened. Follow the Forbes Trail through Pennsylvania history.
Drawn from the Fort Ligonier permanent collection is a world-class exhibition telling the story of the decisive 18th century Seven Years' War, known as the French and Indian War in America.
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 19, 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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