Compass Inn Museum

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  • May-October: Tuesdays-Saturdays 11 am-4 pm and Sundays 1 pm-5 pm
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Compass Inn Museum and Historic Site is an authentically restored stagecoach hostelry and tavern. From 1799 until 1862 it served as a popular inn for travelers on the Philadelphia-Pittsburgh Turnpike. The original Inn is constructed of logs with a stone wing added in 1820 and is furnished with an extensive collection of period pieces. While George Washington never stayed at Compass Inn, other note worthy folks such as, Henry Clay, William Henry Harrison, Andrew Jackson, and President elect Zachary Tyler were listed among the guests.

Enjoy “history with a smile” at Compass Inn Museum. Dressed in 1830's period clothing, our docents will lead you on an entertaining and informative tour through our original Inn and 3 reconstructed outbuildings. They will tell stories of transportation and life in the early 1800’s while conveying word and phrase origins. . . . keeping our history alive. Our cookhouse features an authentic functioning beehive oven and hearth. The blacksmith shop has a working forge, and our barn houses an authentic, restored stagecoach and Conestoga wagon, complete with a Six-horse Bell Hitch.

Compass Inn Museum is a project of Ligonier Valley Historical Scoiety.  It is located on Route 30, just 3 miles east of Fort Ligonier.

Tours last approximately 90 minutes and make sure you leave time to visit our Museum Store where you will find handcrafted items made by local artisans.

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Mid-April thru last weekend in October

  • Tuesday - Saturday . . . . 11 am - 4 pm
  • Sunday . . . . . . . . . . 1 pm - 5 pm

***Special tour times can be arranged for groups of 20 or more***

Exciting times to visit and tour Compass Inn Museum

  • Living History Weekends – third weekend of the month - June, July & August
  • Halloween Storytelling – Last 2 weekends of October
  • Harvest Candlelight Tours – First thru third Saturdays in November
  • Holiday Candlelight Tours – Saturdays & Sundays from the Saturday after Thanksgiving  thru the  second Sunday in December
  • Festival of Lights – First Saturday in December through the next Wednesday at Ligonier Town Hall

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  • Group Tour Information: GROUP TOUR FEES Our basic tour includes a docent lead tour through the barn with the authentic stagecoach and wagons, the Inn, the cookhouse, and the blacksmith shop. Demonstrations in the cookhouse and blacksmith shop can be arranged for groups of 10 or more for an additional fee of $1.50 per person per demonstration.   Basic tours last 90 minutes, add an additional 30 minutes if requesting demonstrations in our cookhouse and blacksmith shop. And make sure you leave time to visit our Museum Store where you will find handcrafted items made by local artisans. $9 per adult and $5 for youth, 6-17 years of age, for groups of 20+ participants $10 per adult and $6 for youth, 6-17 years of age, for groups under 20 participants Tour guides and bus drivers are always complimentary, children 5 and under are free. Reservations required 1 month prior to visit. HOURS Mid-April thru last weekend in October Tuesday - Saturday . . . . 11 am - 4 pm Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pm - 5 pm ***Special tour times can be arranged for groups of 20 or more*** Exciting times to visit and tour Compass Inn Museum and Historic Site Living History Weekends – third weekend of the month - June, July & August Halloween Storytelling – Last 2 weeks of October Harvest Candlelight Tours – First full weekend in November thru third weekend in November Holiday Candlelight Tours – Tuesday after Thanksgiving thru third Saturday in December Festival of Lights – First Saturday in December through the next Wednesday at Ligonier Town Hall
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Compass Inn Museum
Compass Inn Museum
  • 1382 Route 30 East
  • Laughlintown, PA 15655