Events Calendar

2017 events and programs

Wednesday, Jul 26
Cannonball Club for Kids! - Kids have a blast with scavenger hunts, crafts, museum quests and more! And, thanks to the support of the Ligonier Valley Education Trust, it's FREE! Every Wednesday in July and August from 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon. (Recommended for ages 5-12.) Kids can be registered at the door.
Friday, Jul 28
History Happy Hour - 5:30 - 7:30 PM - Happy hour with a historical twist! Kick off your weekend with a casual get-together at the Fort. Gather friends for light bites, spirits, live music and living history demonstrations. (Ages 21 and older.) $12 per person for members of the Fort Ligonier Association; $15 for non-members.
Tuesday, Aug 01 - Thursday, Aug 03
Can you dig it? - We are pleased to welcome Dr. Jonathan Burns of Juniata College, archaeologist Caitlan Kingston and a team of British veterans as they continue work on an archaeological investigation. Visitors will be able to interact with the team as they use metal detectors to discover period artifacts and attempt to locate parts of the original Fort.
Wednesday, Aug 02
Cannonball Club for Kids! - Kids have a blast with scavenger hunts, crafts, museum quests and more! And, thanks to the support of the Ligonier Valley Education Trust, it's FREE! Every Wednesday in July and August from 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon. (Recommended for ages 5-12.) Kids can be registered at the door.
Friday, Aug 11 - Saturday, Aug 12
Night at the Fort Museum - 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 enjoy a rare opportunity to sleepover at the Fort (7:00 PM Friday to 8:30 AM Saturday) @ $50 per person. A fun night for families! Reservations required.
Friday, Aug 25
History Happy Hour - 5:30 - 7:30 PM - Happy hour with a historical twist! Kick off your weekend with a casual get-together at the Fort. Gather friends for light bites, spirits, live music and living history demonstrations. (Ages 21 and older.) $12 per person for members of the Fort Ligonier Association; $15 for non-members.
Thursday, Aug 31
Meet the Author - John Avlon - 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 are available at the Fort Ligonier Museum Store. $15 for members of the Fort Ligonier Association|$20 for non-members.
Saturday, Sep 02 - Sunday, Sep 03
Living History Weekend - 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.
Wednesday, Oct 11
Kids Colonial Costume Contest - 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. Cash prizes are awarded and all contestants are invited to participate in the Fort Ligonier Days Parade. Call 724-238-9701 for criteria, guidelines and registration information.
Friday, Oct 13 - Sunday, Oct 15
FORT LIGONIER DAYS - October 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 British and French troops, and enjoy living history demonstrations throughout the weekend! (Regular admission fees.)
Mon - Sat: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 11 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursdays & Fridays in Summer: Open 'til 7 PM!
Open year round. Seasonal hours mid-November thru mid-March (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays - Museum only).
The Museum is Handicap Accessible