A 2-Day, 1-Night Trip
The year is 1754. The Ohio Valley and present-day Laurel Highlands is the frontier and in the hands of fate between French and British colonies. The goal is to gain control of Fort Duquesne. Explore these significant events as you walk in the footsteps of our forefathers on this informative, experiential and exciting historic tour.
- Tour the restored and newly-renovated museum space at Fort Ligonier, where you can see George Washington's saddle pistols on display.
- Take in the views of the river and falls that challenged a young George Washington and set the stage for the French and Indian War at the Laurel Highlands Falls Area Visitor Center at Ohiopyle State Park.
- Enjoy lunch along the National Road Heritage Corridor at Braddock's Inn Restaurant and Tavern.
- Visit the site of the first shots of the war at Jumonville Glen.
- Explore and immerse yourself in history while making a wampum at Fort Necessity National Battlefield, one of five national park sites in the Laurel Highlands.
- Pay homage to history at Braddock's Grave and Mount Washington Tavern.
- Indulge in one of the best culinary experiences in our area at the historic Stone House Restaurant.
- Float down the calm waters of the Youghiogheny River with a costumed guide on a Historic Float Trip with Wildnerness Voyageurs.
- Dine at the Connellsville Canteen, where rotating exhibits keep each visit a fresh, intriguing experience.
- Experience the only Native American battlefield in Pennsylvania, Bushy Run Battlefield, where Pontiac's Rebellion planned attacks against the British in retaliation against the outcome of the French and Indian War.