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Fort Ligonier

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Great Fort & Exhibits More than we expected

Visiting Laurel Highlands ,Western Pa, for any History buff or just sightseeing this is highly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Abington, Pennsylvania
Amazing Step back in Hisrory

I have watched Fort Ligonier evolve over 55 years to the amazing museum of today. From George... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Patti C
Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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All reviews french and indian war years war great artifacts indoor museum history buff great place to learn day trip great piece of history wealth of information historic sites learn something western pa all ages guided tour gift shop two hours laurel highlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting Laurel Highlands ,Western Pa, for any History buff or just sightseeing this is highly recommended. Detailed displays explaining this history combined with artifacts and a gallery provide an outstanding introduction to the fort. The fort itself recreated with great detail. Plan on 2 to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

I have watched Fort Ligonier evolve over 55 years to the amazing museum of today. From George Washington’s pistols to the artwork, murals, canons and more. So informative, so interesting! I recommend a visit! Just because you visited once years ago or even a couple...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patti C
Reviewed 14 November 2018

If your travels put you in Western Pennsylvania and your a Colonial War History buff this is a must see . Reconstructed Fort Ligonier was originally built in 1758 by General John Forbes in the quest to capture Fort Duquesne (Fort Pitt) in Pittsburgh. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Harpo208
Reviewed 5 November 2018

At first blush, this is just another fort about feuding British, French, and Indians. However, the details about the archeology digs, amount of attempt to authentically recreate the fort, and information about the area all pull together to make this an interesting visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jim R
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We were excited to go to Fort Ligonier for a visit on a fall weekend to recharge our batteries. I contacted the organization about the best place for handicapped parking and was told by return email to drive into town and I would be directed......More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MaritaandBobB
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Had an enjoyable day at Ligonier during Fort Ligonier Days Weekend. Plenty of vendors to choose from with different types of food, wine, and crafts! Entertainment during the day in different areas, enjoyed the celtic band. Would recommend, only negative is the $10 parking in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Burghluv2travel
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A wonderful recreation of the original fort built during the Revolutionary War. Great artifacts, grounds are well kept.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

The amazing thing about Fort Ligonier is that it is not funded by the government. yet it is probably one of the best examples of a fort that existed during the French Indian wars. Great inside and outside places to see.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank michaelgQ4882XC
Reviewed 26 September 2018

The fort is unique. The history is good. The welcome area very nice. Some great photo ops. Typical of many of our forts across the country in terms of offerings. The physical make up should bring you in and rest is history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jkilby13
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Visited Ligonier, PA to attend the 2018 Celtic Festival. Ligonier, PA is a lovely little town to relax and possibly retire too.

Date of experience: September 2018
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30 April 2016|
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Response from froglady607 | Reviewed this property |
I think 2-21/2 hours would be about right to see everything and enjoy all the written documentation. If you breezed thru the museum, probably an hour and a half.
Tar B
28 March 2016|
Response from Patrick S | Reviewed this property |
Built by the British and Colonial forces as the jumping off point for the attack against the French Fort Duquesne (Pittsburg) after the failure of the Braddock Expedition. Circa 1758. Commanded by General Forbes. It was a... More