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Fort Ligonier

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Address: U.S. Route 30 and Pa. Route 711, Ligonier, PA
Phone Number: +1 724-238-9701
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So much more than I expected.

This facility was a surprisingly interesting stop. I'm not a huge fan of historical museums, but my friends were interested in seeing a fort while they were visiting so I chose... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2015
RetiredinPA2
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

This facility was a surprisingly interesting stop. I'm not a huge fan of historical museums, but my friends were interested in seeing a fort while they were visiting so I chose this one because the location fit well in our travels. I wasn't expecting half of what they had here! What a fantastic collection of memorabilia! This was very worth... More 

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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

You will be surprised at all you can find in the Fort. Doesn't look very big but really is an amazing place. Staff well educated and friendly. Hopefully you can go when the re-enactors are there. A must see if you come to Ligonier!!!

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

The second weekend of October Ligonier hosts Fort Ligonier days. There are tours of the museum and reenactments. There is a huge parade on Saturday that comes down the Main Street and around the town square. It is such a special little town. It really takes you back in time. There are quaint little shops that are open during the... More 

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1 Thank furrykidmom2
Pittsburgh
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176 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

Ligonier is a great town to visit. There are various shops to explore and a lovely town center. Not to be missed while visiting Ligonier is Fort Ligonier. The museum is very attractive and has many artifacts and a very nice gift shop. You can also go outside and explore the interesting fort. If you have any interest in history,... More 

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Kokomo, Indiana
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

This museum is simply awesome if you love history. Fort Ligonier was built during the French and Indian War time period and it houses many original items from the time period, including many dug artifacts from the actual site. And there is one painting from the French and Indian War time period hung in their climate controlled paintings room. The... More 

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Fort director was very well in formed and guided our tour and was willing to answer questions Dinner was catered by Rizzos and was excellent

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Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Fort Ligonier was one in a string of forts during the time of the French and Indian war, which was the North American theater of the 7 years war. The fort has been extensively recreated. (I'm not knowledgeable to say what percentage has been recreated, but I it appears complete to me.) We had a tour by a very knowledgable... More 

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Ephrata
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Very interesting place to visit if you are into U.S. history. The fort was built during the French and Indian War. The fort itself is amazing, built to exact original detail. There is also a nice museum.

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Thank BobH49.
Zanesville, Ohio, United States
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Fort Ligonier in Ligonier, Pennsylvania is a small gem of a fort with interesting history in- cluding the fact that George Washington fought here in the French & Indian War. The fort is entirely reconstructed but on its original site and from documents and plans from the day. If you are a history buff, you'll love this fort. Very interesting... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

American history related to early 1700's to late 1700's period. Grounds and buildings historically correct and nicely maintained. All ages will enjoy this place.

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