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Fort Ligonier

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Another Fort With a Twist

At first blush, this is just another fort about feuding British, French, and Indians. However, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim R
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Bellingham, Washington
Fun shopping day with entertainment!

Had an enjoyable day at Ligonier during Fort Ligonier Days Weekend. Plenty of vendors to choose... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Burghluv2travel
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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U.S. Route 30 and Pa. Route 711, Ligonier, PA
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All reviews french and indian war years war great artifacts re enactment indoor museum great place to learn well worth the trip great piece of history wealth of information historic sites learn something great visit guided tour all ages gift shop two hours visitor center
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Burghluv2travel
Reviewed October 2, 2018

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

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Reviewed September 30, 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.

Thank michaelgQ4882XC
Reviewed September 26, 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.

Thank jkilby13
Reviewed September 23, 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.

Thank Clifford G
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Wow, what a place. History buffs should put this on their stop over list. What I thought would be a nice little visit to another fort, with a little museum attached, turned into a wow filled afternoon with blown away expectations. First the museum. Man...More

2  Thank lonewulf44
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I make a point of visiting historic sites whenever possible. Fort Ligonier is an outstanding spot for learning about the 7 Years War (French and Indian War) in North America and globally. The museum is beautiful, well organized and clean. We were...More

Thank Jeanne O
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This site was a key one related to the French and Indian War. This is a reconstructed fort based on study of historical documents and site excavations. The on site museum interprets more history that the period of the fort and it alone is worth...More

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cecustard
April 29, 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
March 27, 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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