6:30 - 9:00 PM: Gather your family and friends for an entertaining evening of trivia. This fun event kicks off with an engaging tour where you will pick up facts...
27 - 28
Step into history as the detachment of the 8th PA Regiment and troops from "Seven Years War, Inc." encamp at Fort Ligonier throughout the weekend! Experience the 18th century, meet...
June 1 and June 5 - 10 AM - 2 PM: Hands-on history activities and interactive learning experiences created especially for home school and cyber school students. $8/person (early bird...
12 - 16
June 12-16 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM - Fun, interactive day camp for kids who have completed grades 1-6. Campers will experience 18th century frontier life while exploring the Fort, playing...
10 - 14
July 10-14 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM: Fun, interactive day camp for kids who have completed grades 1-6. Campers will experience 18th century frontier life while exploring the Fort, playing games,...
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...
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...
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.
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....
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...
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 groups to the new Center for History Education.
Museum renovations continue with a new History Gallery, Forbes Road and Reverse Timeline exhibits slated to open late summer 2017. While under construction, visitors will still enjoy "The World Ablaze: An Introduction to the Seven Years' War," our stellar "Washington Collection," the St. Clair Parlor and new landscape paintings in the Art Gallery.
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 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 for the BIG BLAST! Friday, September 15, 2017.  Click here for more information.
Operating hours:
Mon - Sat: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 11 AM - 5:00 PM
Opening April 29, 2017
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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