Fort Ligonier

Fort Ligonier

Journey back to the eighteenth century and discover Fort Ligonier, a reconstructed and restored French and Indian War fort nestled in the historic Laurel Highlands. The original fort, named "Post at Loyalhanna," was constructed in 1758.

Fort Ligonier

Museum Renovations

In 2017, Fort Ligonier’s extensively remodeled its museum to enhance visitors' overall experience. Its updates includes five new paintings added to the art gallery collection, a new History Gallery, a reinterpretation of the St. Clair Parlor and a new George Washington Gallery.


Fort Ligonier is home to a rare collection of George Washington artifacts, including hand-written memoirs and saddle pistols, which you can see up-close in the Fort’s museum. The museum also includes 14 original paintings in the French and Indian War Art Gallery and an extraordinary exhibit, The World Ablaze: An Introduction to the Seven Years' War, with over 200 original eighteenth century objects from around the world. Outside, you will find rebuilt artillery batteries, cannons, wagons and buildings on the Fort’s original site.

Fort Ligonier Events

Jun 25

HER - an Art Installation by Veteran Elise Wigle-Wells

Jun 27

A Special Lecture by Douglas Bradburn, PH.D., President and CEO of George Washington's Mount Vernon

Jun 29

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra at the Fort

Jul 3

The Cannonball Club

Jul 5

Friendly Fire Friday for Free!

Jul 7

HER Art Installation Tour

Jul 12

Night at the Fort Museum

Jul 15

Fort Kids Camp: Week 2

Jul 19

Sunset Tour

Jul 21

HER Art Installation Tour

Jul 25

Act 48 Teacher Workshop

Jul 26

History Happy Hour

Aug 6

Educator Open House

Aug 31

Living History Weekend

Sep 20

The Cannonball Ball

Oct 11

Fort Ligonier Days

Dec 7

Colonial Christmas Cannonball Club

Dec 8

Holiday Open House

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