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Fayette County

Find Peace, Relaxation, and Adventure

798 square miles | Population 134,999

Gentle rolling foothills, serene valleys, and incredible natural wonders such as Laurel Caverns, the Youghiogheny River, and the majestic Allegheny Mountains, make Fayette County an ideal destination for outdoor adventure. Millions of visitors explore the 20,500 acres of natural beauty and class I-IV whitewater rapids on the Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle State Park each year. Architectural genius Frank Lloyd Wright found inspiration from this rugged landscape for the design of his world-renowned masterpiece Fallingwater®, just a few miles from the park. Explore all this county has to offer, and find your adventure.

Explore Fayette County

History

Friendship HillFriendship Hill National Historic Site
Visit Friendship Hill National Historic Site, the restored country estate of Albert Gallatin. Best known for his 13-year tenure as Secretary of Treasury, Gallatin also funded the Lewis and Clark expedition. Born in Uniontown, George C. Marshall was the U.S. Army Chief of Staff under presidents Roosevelt and Truman. He is famous for his role during World War II and the Cold War. See his statue in Uniontown. 

Visitor Center, Fort Necessity National BattlefieldFort Necessity National Battlefield
Visit the site of George Washington’s first military engagement and only surrender, Fort Necessity. The battlefield also set the stage for the French and Indian War. Discover more about the battle of 1754 at the historic tavern museum.

The National Road (Route 40)
Travel the National Road, the first federally funded major highway, to experience a piece of America’s past. The 90-mile route cuts through the southwest corner of Pennsylvania, passing historic toll houses, Fort Necessity National Battlefield, General Braddock’s Grave, and some of the nation’s most picturesque landscapes.

General Braddock’s Grave
General Braddock’s final resting place sits along Route 40. This British commander-in-chief died soon after his disastrous advance on Fort Duquesne in Pittsburgh in 1755.

FallingwaterKey Attractions

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater®
Visit the masterpiece of America’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Thousands of people visit the home each year. 

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kentuck Knob  
The house without right angles, Kentuck Knobs just Kentuck Knobbelow the crest of a hill where it blends seamlessly into the surrounding nature. Take a tour of the home and the unique sculpture garden. 

Ohiopyle State Park
Endless outdoor adventure awaits, with hiking, 11 miles of the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail, class I-IV whitewater rafting on the Youghiogheny River, miles and miles of hiking trails, expansive overlooks, waterfalls, and 20,500 acres of outdoor recreation. 

Falling RockNemacolin Woodlands Resort
Home to five star luxury accommodations, fine dining and casual fare, an internationally acclaimed spa, championship golf courses, breathtaking scenery, and outdoor adventure, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is not-to-miss destination perfect for a getaway.

Christian W. Klay Winery
With an elevation of 2,300 feet, Christian W. Klay Winery is the highest vineyard east of the Rocky Mountains.