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Explore life on the Pennsylvania frontier during the American Revolution! Established by Robert Hanna in 1773, Hanna's Town is the site of the first English court west of the Allegheny Mountains and the first seat of government for Westmoreland County. It was home to frontier settlers, hosted travelers along the Forbes Road, and served as a recruitment center for the local militia and Continental Line during the Revolutionary War. The Hanna’s Town Resolves, adopted May 16, 1775, proclaimed citizens' willingness to protect their rights by taking up arms against Great Britain. On July 13, 1782, Hanna’s Town was attacked and burned by Native Americans & their British allies in one of the final conflicts of the Revolutionary War. Though the town never recovered, the site's subsequent conversion to farmland in the early 1800s preserved it as an archaeological time capsule of frontier life during the waning British colonial period and the emerging American republic. 

Historic Hanna’s Town is a Westmoreland County Park administered by the Westmoreland Historical Society. The site consists of the reconstructed Hanna's Tavern, three relocated historic log houses, a reconstructed Revolutionary War era fort, and a wagon shed that houses an authentic late 18th century Conestoga wagon. Additionally, the site is home to the Westmoreland Historical Society's new Westmoreland History Education Center. With an exhibit gallery, classroom, museum shop, and library, the Education Center invites visitors, educators, and researchers to discover local history.

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Amenities

General
  • Adult Admission: $5
  • Discounts Available:
    Children
    Seniors
    AAA
    Groups
    Military
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  • Public Restroom(s) Available:
Payment Methods Accepted
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Group
  • Average Tour Time:
    1 hour and 30 minutes
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  • Group Tour Information:
    Guides in 18th century garb will personalize the tour to suit your group. As the host of the first English courts west of the Allegheny Mountains, Hanna's Town reveals the roots of American justice and the Bill of Rights. Explore the western campaign of the Revolutionary War, fought mainly against the Indian allies of the British. See how people lived on the frontier of western Pennsylvania during the Revolutionary War.
  • Guided Tour:
  • Length of Program or Time for Visit:
    1.5 hours
  • Max # for Group:
    50
  • Min # for Group: 20
  • On-Site Parking:
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Events

May 26

Pages of History Storytime

Jun 09

Antiques & Collectibles Market

Jun 15

Pollinator Palooza

Jun 22

Frontier Court Days

Jul 04

Independence Day Celebration

Jul 08

Little Patriots Summer Camp

Jul 22

Revolutionary Kids Summer Camp

Jul 28

Civil War Encampment and Reenactment

Aug 04

Nathanael Greene's Birthday Celebration

Offers

May 01

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