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“A Pretty Cool Place”

Bushy Run Battlefield
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Jeannette
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Bushy Run Battlefield preserves and interprets for citizens and visitors the site of this pivotal battle fought between British and Native Americans during the conflict known as Pontiac's War (1763-64). Highlights of the site include the interpretive exhibit, "The March to Bushy Run" at the site's visitor center, as well as guided and self-guided tours, special events and educational programs.
Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stopped at Bushy Run on the last day of our trip and I must say that this battlefield site is an unknown jewel to everyone. The scenery itself is gorgeous, and the tour guides are very knowledgeable. We learned a lot and there are many things to do other than the initial tour of the battlefield. There is a picnic pavilion for packed lunches, hiking trails, a museum with interesting artifacts and replicas, as well as plenty of information. The museum and tours are run by volunteers, and your tour is in a golf cart, and admission is only $5.00 pp. Standing in the field, you can almost hear the battle cries of the Natives and hear the sound of the guns firing. This is definitely a must see if you are in the area.

Thank Munegirl12
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

stop in if looking at the other historical stuff in the area but not worth visiting by itself unless a real history buff.

Thank marksam1
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

This place is great! This was a scene of a battle that took place in August 1763 -- 13 years before the Revolutionary War.

I would recommend you visit the Visitor Center first and hear about the area, George Washington's role in all this, actual artifacts from that era, and a short 10 minute movie showing a reenactment of the battle. If the place is slow (my guess would be most of the time) a guide will take you through museum and explain things in greater detail. If not offered to you ... ask for it! This should take about 30 to 45 minutes. They have some goodies you can buy that represent foods from that time ... the chocolate was good.

If you can, take the tour of the battlefield with the guide. The one I had was great, only wish I could remember his name (had glasses and Van Dyke, if you go). He took me through the two battlefields and explained everything and how things progressed. Being a history buff, this was great! When he explained the Flour Sack Fort and subsequent battle, you could literally see it in your mind's eye. And then the tour down the walking trails, you could just feel how things might have been 250 years ago.

There is a huge covered picnic area and open fields. You might see many dog walkers there as there are quite a few walking trails around. Restroom facilities are in the Visitor Center.

All in all, this was definitely worth the drive (about 30 minutes east of Pittsburgh) and would be good for the whole family! Everyone will have fun. I am definitely going back for the 250 year Celebration that will feature a reenactment.

Thank Suburban_Gentleman
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