Fort Ligonier – a full-scale, on-site reconstruction and restoration of a British fort built in 1758, a stronghold during the French & Indian War. Explore the fascine cannon battery, artillery park, powder magazine and buildings including the officer’s quarters, supply buildings, blacksmith’s shop, hospital ward and General Forbes’ hut.
The museum features “The World Ablaze: An Introduction to the Seven Years’ War,” a world-class exhibit with over 200 original 18th century objects from around the world reflecting the global aspects of the Seven Years’ War and the French & Indian War art gallery with 14 original paintings by noted artists including Sir Joshua Reynolds, Allan Ramsay and Robert Edge Pine.
The history gallery features Fort Ligonier’s extensive collection of original artifacts found on the site. You won’t want to miss the spectacular George Washington Collection highlighting his cherished saddle pistols and hand-written memoirs.
Stop in the Museum Store for an extensive selection of books (for both children and adults), gift items and souvenirs. The Historic Site and Museum are open open daily from April – November. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Sundays from 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Admission prices: Adults $12, Senior Citizens and Students ages 17-21 $10, Youth ages 6-16 $6, Children 5 & under, Veterans, Law Enforcement and Fort Ligonier Association Members are FREE.
The Museum is open winter weekends Friday – Sunday (December – March).
Visit fortligonier.org for a schedule of living history programs, encampments and events.