Fort Ligonier

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Fort Ligonier
4.5
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Tamba5
New England193 contributions
Definitely Recommend
Aug 2021
Great artifacts! Well interpreted museum. The staff was very helpful with how to use our time wisely. They even suggested where to eat. Gift shop was just ok. The bathrooms are very clean and roomy.

The museum was handicap accessible. On every entrance there were signs requiring masks but unfortunately staff didn't enforce,
Written August 19, 2021
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jc43793
Woodsfield, OH2 contributions
An Informative Visit at Fort Ligonier
Aug 2021
What a gem! The museum is first rate, with relevant artifacts and easy to understand explanations. It's absolutely comprehensive: you'll learn about the divergent cultures that took part in the Seven Years War -- perhaps the first global war in modern times. Our French and Indian War was just one front of this massive conflict. There is a whole section on the archeological digs they've done around the area and the parlor of Arthur St. Clair's home is inside the main building. They have a beautiful portrait gallery of the movers and shakers of this era. You'll learn about the fort's role as an important post along Forbes road (current route 30). The fort itself is fun to explore. It isn't hard to imagine what it looked like in 1758. The docents are highly knowledgeable. Last but not least, the museum has dedicated a room to George Washington, since he was stationed here before he became a big deal. Loved every minute of it.
Written August 11, 2021
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JBH
259 contributions
Constantly updating as historical evidence surfaces
May 2021
you start by a brief lesson by the modeled fort. Then you are free to visit the inside museum or outside museum. The inside has artifacts and replicas of histrynekevant to the fort A reconstuction of the fort is built on the remains of the fort. Costumed interpretors are available for questions. Tickets are a bit pricey. Special events might make it worth the cost.
Written July 28, 2021
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NikaJunie
Jersey City, NJ330 contributions
Must See for History Buffs, Fun for Children
Jun 2021
Fort Ligonier

Ligonier

Must-see for History Buffs, Fun for Children

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Fort Ligonier is a full scale reconstruction of an eighteenth century log fort built on its original site. In 1947 archaeological excavations began there. In addition to the excavations, eighteenth century maps aided reconstruction. Rebuilding has continued since then, gradually creating both a conventional and a living museum. Highlights of the fort include a collection of reconstructed eighteenth century artillery, a power magazine, and a hospital. The site museum (visitors’ center) displays artifacts found at the site, as well as interpretative displays. There are some beautiful paintings of political figures important to military actions at the fort, as well as a pair of flintlock pistols associated with Washington and Lafayette. Don't miss the small painting of the Ft. Pitt blockhouse that was used to reconstruct that building in Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh. Also important is a bigger than life size portrait of Queen Charlotte, wife of George III. This painting is evidence that she may have had African ancestry. Particularly informative is an exhibition arguing that what was known as the French and Indian War in North America was just one aspect of a world wide and lengthy conflict. This site is a must-see for history buffs and has plenty to entertain children.

Fort Ligonier encourages active participation by the public and is the site of reenactments, crafts demonstrations, sleepovers, and birthday parties.
Written July 14, 2021
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Dandlit
Ottawa, IL174 contributions
Nice walking tour
Jun 2021 • Couples
Very nice
Self paced Walking tour. There is an entry fee ($15, $8 for veterans)
The staff was very passionate and knowledgeable.
Very interesting fun fact was that Washington served the British Army at the fort
Nice stop,
Written June 30, 2021
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Alexsa
Owings, MD253 contributions
Pre-Revolution education
Jun 2021 • Family
A little piece of history nestled inside a busy little intersection. How educational. The events that occurred here date back to pre Revolution. History buffs will enjoy it. We’ll put together. There is an indoor and outdoor museum area. We learned things we never read in our history books.
Written June 28, 2021
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Sharon E
Cape Girardeau, MO49 contributions
George Washington was here!
Jun 2021
Beautiful visitor center and fascinating recreation of a pre-Revolutionary War fort. I learned a lot.
Written June 13, 2021
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Rob D
50 contributions
Fort Ligonier and Museum: Extraordinary and Impressive
Apr 2021
Fort Ligonier is an incredible place with a special history. Despite having a busy highway on one side and a tightly packed residential neighborhood on another, it's easy to ignore the modern intrusions once inside the fort and imagine what life was like for the soldiers, artisans, campfollowers and others who lived in and around the fort during the 1750s and 1760s. The varied reproduction brass artillery pieces and supporting wagons and equipment at the recreated fort are extraordinary and impressive. And the museum and its contents are equally extraordinary and impressive. It covers not only the French and Indian War in North America but also the Seven Years War in Europe, with unique and historically significant artifacts and clothing from both theaters and from the various countries involved in both. Even though the site is off the beaten path, it's well worth a visit!
Written April 17, 2021
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Dewayne P
Elizabethtown, KY1,447 contributions
What an amazing fort!
Oct 2020
I truly enjoyed the visit. It was a French and Indian War British fort, which houses a vast array of artifacts from the war and area. I could have spent a few hours just in the museum part. The fort itself is quite massive and displays a variety of weaponry and building techniques of the period. The staff was pleasant, the prices were reasonable, the gift shop has a lot of neat items, and there is free parking.
Written October 5, 2020
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Clawson Douglas
4 contributions
History hunting
Aug 2020 • Couples
Really well done museum. The history which covers the seven year war is panoramic as it also displays what is happening in Europe and even India. However, it is really well displayed and the Fort is great
Written August 21, 2020
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Fort Ligonier is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Wed 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Fri 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM


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