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Historic Ligioner
http://www.fortligonier.org/
In 1758, during the French and Indian war, General John Forbes ordered the construction of a "Post at Loyalhanna," fifty miles from Fort Duquesne, which sat on the forks of the Ohio River (in present day Pittsburgh). Forbes was charged with retaking control of the forks, and Loyalhanna was to be a depot and staging area for a British-American army of 5,000 troops. The successful defense of Loyalhanna against the French led to the abandonment of Fort Duquesne, which Forbes then occupied. He named the site "Pittsburgh" in honor of Secretary of State William Pitt, and renamed Loyalhanna "Fort Ligonier" after Sir John Ligonier, Commander-in-Chief of Great Britain. Today, Fort Ligonier stands as an enriching living history site with reenactments, battles, folkcrafts, archaeological digs, a museum and art gallery and more. The town of Ligonier offers more modern pursuits like specialty shopping in over 70 stores and fine dining, but all with a touch of history and the breathtaking beauty of the Laurel Mountains.

Address:
216 South Market Street
Fort Ligonier
Ligonier, PA 15658

Phone: 724-238-9701

Handicap Access? Y




Accommodations & Dining Nearby
Ligonier Ice Fest (0.19 Miles)
Diamond Cafe (0.34 Miles)
Fort Ligonier Days (0.4 Miles)
Colonial House on Main (0.44 Miles)
Ligonier Valley Cottages (1.08 Miles)
Ligonier Country Inn (2.77 Miles)
Flax Scutching Festival (4.36 Miles)

All Tours Nearby
Derry Fire Museum (5.52 Miles)

Museums Nearby
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley (0.48 Miles)
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art - Ligonier Valley (0.57 Miles)
Compass Inn Museum (2.79 Miles)
Kinsey Family Museum (3.42 Miles)
Derry Fire Museum (5.52 Miles)

Tours Nearby
Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau (0.28 Miles)
Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor (0.35 Miles)
Derry Fire Museum (5.52 Miles)

Golfing Nearby
Forbes Trail Camp (1.04 Miles)
Ridgeview Golf Course (1.61 Miles)

Hiking Nearby
Forbes State Forest (2.78 Miles)
Linn Run State Park (3.41 Miles)
Powdermill Nature Reserve (3.94 Miles)

Hunting & Fishing Nearby
Forbes State Forest (2.78 Miles)

Art Museums Nearby
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley (0.48 Miles)
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art - Ligonier Valley (0.57 Miles)

All Dining Nearby
Diamond Cafe (0.34 Miles)
The Bistro Restaurant at Ramada Inn Ligonier (0.49 Miles)
Ligonier Country Inn (2.77 Miles)

Fine Dining Nearby
The Bistro Restaurant at Ramada Inn Ligonier (0.49 Miles)

Shopping Nearby
Waking Bear Studio (0.23 Miles)
Martin's Specialty Shop (0.3 Miles)
Holiday Home Store (0.34 Miles)
Toy Box (0.35 Miles)
Connections Educational Store (0.36 Miles)
S.C. Webb Glassware, Collectibles, & Crafts (0.46 Miles)
Ligonier Fleatique (2 Miles)
Shamey Metalcraft (2.27 Miles)

Nature & Outdoors Nearby
Powdermill Nature Reserve (3.94 Miles)
Laurel Mountain State Park (5.74 Miles)

State & National Parks Nearby
Laurel Summit State Park (2.35 Miles)
Laurel Mountain Ski Resort (2.59 Miles)
Linn Run State Park (3.41 Miles)
Powdermill Nature Reserve (3.94 Miles)

Historic Places Nearby
Ligonier Valley Historical Society (2.78 Miles)
Kinsey Family Museum (3.42 Miles)
Derry Station Railroad Heritage Park (5.53 Miles)

Nature Centers Nearby
Powdermill Nature Reserve (3.94 Miles)

Arts & Entertainment Nearby
Friendship Park (0.15 Miles)
Waking Bear Studio (0.23 Miles)
G Squared Gallery (0.26 Miles)
Martin's Specialty Shop (0.3 Miles)
Ligonier Theater (0.39 Miles)
S.C. Webb Glassware, Collectibles, & Crafts (0.46 Miles)
Main Exhibit (0.48 Miles)
Shamey Metalcraft (2.27 Miles)
Kinsey Family Museum (3.42 Miles)

Amusement & Theme Parks Nearby
Friendship Park (0.15 Miles)
Idlewild and SoakZone (0.22 Miles)
Idlewild and Soak Zone (0.32 Miles)

Galleries Nearby
Waking Bear Studio (0.23 Miles)
G Squared Gallery (0.26 Miles)
Main Exhibit (0.48 Miles)

Theatre Nearby
Ligonier Theater (0.39 Miles)

Antiquing Nearby
Waking Bear Studio (0.23 Miles)
Holiday Home Store (0.34 Miles)
S.C. Webb Glassware, Collectibles, & Crafts (0.46 Miles)
Ligonier Fleatique (2 Miles)
Shamey Metalcraft (2.27 Miles)

Railroads Nearby
Derry Station Railroad Heritage Park (5.53 Miles)

All Accommodations Nearby
A.B.C. Motel (0.1 Miles)
Campbell House Bed and Breakfast (0.23 Miles)
Colonial House on Main (0.44 Miles)
Woolley Fox Bed and Breakfast (1.04 Miles)
Ligonier Country Inn (2.77 Miles)
Champion Lakes Bed and Breakfast (6.03 Miles)

Campgrounds Nearby
Forbes Trail Camp (1.04 Miles)

History Museums Nearby
Compass Inn Museum (2.79 Miles)
Kinsey Family Museum (3.42 Miles)

Skiing & Winter Sports Nearby
Laurel Mountain Ski Resort (2.59 Miles)
Laurel Mountain State Park (5.74 Miles)

Country Markets Nearby
Holiday Home Store (0.34 Miles)
S.C. Webb Glassware, Collectibles, & Crafts (0.46 Miles)
Ligonier Fleatique (2 Miles)
Country Market at Ligonier (2.02 Miles)

Historical and Genealogical Societies Nearby
Ligonier Valley Historical Society (2.78 Miles)

History Tours Nearby
Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau (0.28 Miles)
Bauer's Buggy Rides (2.73 Miles)
Compass Inn Museum (2.79 Miles)

Diners Nearby
Diamond Cafe (0.34 Miles)

Family Restaurants Nearby
Diamond Cafe (0.34 Miles)

Wildlife Nearby
Linn Run State Park (3.41 Miles)

Horseback Riding Nearby
Linn Run State Park (3.41 Miles)

Bird Watching Nearby
Linn Run State Park (3.41 Miles)

Driving Tours Nearby
Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor (0.35 Miles)

Hotels & Motels Nearby
A.B.C. Motel (0.1 Miles)
Ramada Inn - Historic Ligonier (0.49 Miles)

Resorts Nearby
Antiochian Village (4.24 Miles)

Camping Nearby
Forbes Trail Camp (1.04 Miles)

Water Activities Nearby
Idlewild and SoakZone (0.22 Miles)
Idlewild and Soak Zone (0.32 Miles)

Cabins Nearby
Cottage at Ligonier (2.59 Miles)


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