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Fort Ligonier

U.S. Route 30 and Pa. Route 711, Ligonier, PA
+1 724-238-9701
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Took my grandson to get me to visit...

Lived here all my life and never toured the fort until today. Very glad we did! Fantastic piece... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Don042053
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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Very cool

Knew a little about Fort Ligonier and it's importance during the French and Indian War. Had NO... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
ColleenF525
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Stockbridge, Michigan
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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U.S. Route 30 and Pa. Route 711, Ligonier, PA
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+1 724-238-9701
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Lived here all my life and never toured the fort until today. Very glad we did! Fantastic piece of restored history prior to us becoming a nation! There is enough here to really get a feel of what it was like back in the middle...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Knew a little about Fort Ligonier and it's importance during the French and Indian War. Had NO idea the world-wide impact. Learned a lot! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. A great stop!

Thank ColleenF525
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Very educational for children as well as adults. One thing I was amazed to learn is that whiskey was a staple drink - as the water at times caused dysentery.

Thank calada02
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

First visit to the Fort, everyone was super friendly, and extremely helpful in answering questions and finding out way around. It's a beautiful place to visit, and much bigger than it seems. There is a three day festival of Fort Ligonier Days with the battle...More

Thank Nellie O
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Impressive place with great artifacts and fort. Everyone was friendly and the whole family enjoyed. Great place to learn some American and British History.

Thank kmccartney
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We visited the Fort and were pleased to find much about the history of the area. We were able to see displays of cannons and rooms that depicted soldiers' living and eating areas as well as those areas that are essential to protecting the frontier...More

Thank nightingale1972
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The visit to Fort Ligonier was an almost accident as a way to start a vacation that was headed further down US 30; however, this is definitely a rather important & impressive stop considering the history. The museum itself does perhaps the best job I've...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We visited Fort Ligonier on a family vacation and had a great time. The history is told really well, and it's great to be able to roam around the grounds and get a real feel for the layout of the fort. The reconstruction work is...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We happened upon this British encampment from the revolutionary war quite by accident. I quite impressed with the numerous artifacts and displays. Seeing the fancy style and cumbersome soldiers uniforms makes the difficulty of battle all the more real. Newly installed are two pistols belonging...More

Thank Ladyhawk217230
Reviewed 13 July 2017

On a quick lunch visit we tried to cram more into it than we should. My wife and I are history buffs. ANY history we are ready. This fort is like NO other I have been to. Large in scope, very clean, and friendly informative...More

Thank Fred L
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cecustard
29 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.
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Tar B
27 March 2016|
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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
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