History Gallery

The History Gallery relates the story of Fort Ligonier and the 1758 Forbes expedition through the unique collection of archeology excavated from the site over the past 60 years. See hundreds of original artifacts of real history: an apple from 1758, fragments of shoes worn by the troops, a toothbrush, cufflinks, bayonets, flints and Conestoga wagon parts, to name only a few. The “Map Wall” displays large color reproductions of all the known maps of Fort Ligonier from the period.

Enjoy George Washington Remembers, an 8-minute video telling the exciting life of Washington during the French and Indian War, including his “Friendly Fire” incident at Fort Ligonier. It is based on the original “Remarks,” by Washington, an 11-page document in his own hand, the only autobiography he ever wrote. The “Remarks” are exhibited in the History Gallery.

Monday - Saturday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 11 AM - 5:00 PM
Sections of the Fort Historic Site are undergoing restoration work and unavailable to the public as we rebuild the East Bastion.
Open Winter Weekends! Museum|Museum Store open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, Nov. 24, 2017 - Mar. 31, 2018.
The Museum is Handicap Accessible