Fort Ligonier Days

October 13, 14, 15, 2017

Visit Fort Ligonier during Fort Ligonier Days! 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 2017 Schedule

Friday, October 13
9:00 AM Fort Ligonier and Museum Store Open
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
5:00 PM Fort Ligonier closes
Saturday, October 14
9:00 AM Fort Ligonier and Museum Store Open
Encampment and living history demonstrations throughout the day. Meet officers and soldiers and learn about 18th century life in a frontier fort.
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 15
9:30 AM Fort Ligonier and Museum Store Opens
Encampment and living history demonstrations throughout the day. Meet officers and soldiers and learn about 18th century life in a frontier fort.
10:00 AM Divine Services in the Upper Fort area.
1:00 & 3:00 PM Artillery demonstration
1:00 & 3:30 PM Battle re-enactment of the 1758 Battle of Fort Ligonier
4:30 PM Fort Ligonier closes

Reenactors

Living history participation is by invitation only and advance registration is required. For more information, please contact Fort Ligonier at enuckles@fortligonier.org.

If you go:

Admission
Regular admission fees at Fort Ligonier apply throughout Fort Ligonier Days. Admission tickets are adults $10; youth (6-17) $6; free for children 5 and under.

Parking
Parking is not available at Fort Ligonier during Fort Ligonier Days. Please follow signs to the official parking areas ($10.00 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 office@ligonierchamber.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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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