October 14, 15, 16, 2016
Come to Fort Ligonier and experience why there is a Fort Ligonier Days each year. View the impressive commemoration of the Battle of Fort Ligonier, a key engagement of the French and Indian War, fought on October 12, 1758. See the dramatic artillery demonstrations, watch the battle re-enactments and listen to the riveting narration.
Visitors will enjoy a multi-sensory experience throughout the fort. See the colorful flags and uniforms, and daily camp life. Hear the musket fire, cannon fire, and military music. Smell the wood smoke from the re-enactors campfires and gunpowder from the artillery demonstrations and battle re-enactments. Interact with costumed interpreters who represent the different perspectives of the French and Indian War (1754-1763) – British, French, and American Indians. All activities at the Fort Ligonier are weather permitting.
Fort Ligonier’s 2016 Schedule
|Friday, October 14|
|9:00 AM||Fort Ligonier and Museum Store Open|
|Meet General Forbes|
|2:00 PM||Troops begin arriving to set up camp for living history demonstrations and prepare for the weekend’s artillery demonstrations and battle re-enactments|
|4:30 PM||Fort Ligonier closes|
|Saturday, October 15|
|9:00 AM||Fort Ligonier and Museum Store Opens|
|Encampment and living history demonstrations throughtout the day including Etinoweh, Clan Mother of the Senecas|
|1:30 & 3:30 PM||Artillery demonstration|
|2:00 & 4:00 PM||Battle re-enactment of the 1758 Battle of Fort Ligonier|
|5:00 PM||Fort Ligonier closes|
|Sunday, October 16|
|9:30 AM||Fort Ligonier and Museum Store Opens|
|Encampment and living history demonstrations throughout the day including Etinoweh, Clan Mother of the Senecas|
|10:00 AM||Divine Services in the Upper Fort|
|1:00 & 3:00 PM||Artillery demonstration|
|1:00 & 3:30 PM||Battle re-enactment of the 1785 Battle of Fort Ligonier|
|4:30 PM||Fort Ligonier closes|
Living history participation is by invitation only and advance registration is required. For more information, please contact Fort Ligonier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you go:
Regular admission fees at Fort Ligonier apply throughout Fort Ligonier Days. Admission tickets are adults; $10; Sr. (62 and up) $8; youth (6-17) $8; free for children under 5; law enforcement, active and retired military.
Parking is not available at Fort Ligonier during Fort Ligonier Days. Please follow signs to the official parking areas ($7.00 parking fee per vehicle per day). Shuttle buses are available from the parking lots to town. Fort Ligonier is located within one block of the Diamond and adjacent to the Loyalhanna Craft Lot.
Frequently asked Fort Ligonier Days questions
How do I set up a craft booth at Fort Ligonier Days?
Crafters and artisans interested in participating in one of Fort Ligonier Days Official Craft Lots should contact the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce email@example.com. or 724-238-4200.
When is the Fort Ligonier Days Parade?
The Fort Ligonier Days Parade is a must-see experience of the three-day event. The parade steps off Saturday morning at 11:00 AM sharp and winds down Main Street (East to West). The two-hour parade features historic units, horses, college and high school bands, floats, Shrine units, and more. The Fort Ligonier Days Parade is beloved by residents and vistors alike for its quality, nostalgia, and entertainment.
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