Education

Fort Ligonier is a reconstructed/restored French and Indian War fort, in use, 1758-1766, with a separate modern museum facility. The Education Department has designed special programs for groups of ten or more to enhance the existing school curriculum in Pennsylvania history for the time period of the French and Indian War. Programs can be adapted to meet the needs of individual grades and classes. Details of current programs can be found in the Fort Ligonier newsletter.

Fort Ligonier is open every day for school tours from April 15 through November 15. Please consult the following resources to prepare for your trip to Fort Ligonier. Advance reservations are required.

Visit Information

Reserve your group experience by calling:  724-238-9701 or emailing the Education Department at:  education@fortligonier.org.   A group is defined as 10 paying visitors who have arranged their visit through the Education Department.  With every 10 paying student visitors, 1 complimentary adult ticket will be issued.

Accessibility:  We are a handicapped accessible site.  To arrange for any special needs that your group may have, or to discuss any concerns with the terrain of our site, please contact the Education Department prior to your visit.

Please dress for the weather.  Part of the visit is inside the museum, but tours of the fort area are conducted outside so be prepared for rain and inclement temperatures.

When You Arrive

Education Department staff members will greet you upon arrival.  Students and adults will be ticketed with a Fort Ligonier sticker and brought into the museum area for an overview of our site.  Guided groups will be provided with a schedule for the day’s activities upon arrival.  Our desire is to make your visit educational and enjoyable.  Please let us know of your objectives or goals for your visit so that we may accommodate to the best of our ability.

Lunch space is available at our picnic tables.  During inclement weather we will do our best to provide an indoor space to eat your bagged lunches.  Please let us know of your lunch plans when you reserve your tour so that we can be prepared for your needs.

A visit to our Museum Store can be scheduled into your tour.  Please let us know of your wishes.  We have souvenirs starting at $.33 and up, books and resources for adults and children, Fort Ligonier attire, and a lovely collection of 18th century toys for children.

April, May, September, and October are high-demand months for group tours so please book early to ensure the date you desire.

Payment

Groups may pay upon arrival by check, cash, or credit card (we do not accept American Express).  We can also invoice school groups providing you make arrangements for this service when booking your visit.

If your group will be delayed more than 20 minutes please contact us at:  724-238-9701.  This will help us stay on schedule during high-demand months.

Reserve your visit today by calling 724-238-9701 or emailing at: education@fortligonier.org

Mon - Sat: 10am - 4:30pm
Sun: 12pm - 4:30pm
Open April 12 - November 8, 2014
The Museum is Handicap Accessible