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Fort Ligonier offers programs and experiences that are a welcome addition to any homeschool curriculum. From special days planned for homeschool families to everyday opportunities for enrichment, homeschoolers will always find something to enrich their educational journey.

Why America is Free

In partnership with homeschool families, Fort Ligonier is excited to offer 4th-8th grade homeschool students the opportunity to participate in an in-depth study of the 18th century. This exciting experience will immerse students in the time period covering the French and Indian War through post-Revolution America.

During the program parents and students will:

  • meet weekly (for 12 weeks) at Fort Ligonier for activities and lessons
  • be provided with lesson plans and resources to implement at home
  • learn the guiding principles of the time period
  • be immersed in a unit study of early America through hands-on activities
  • develop an 18th-century persona
  • become familiar with etiquette practices of the 18th century
  • learn a colonial dance
  • gain insight into the incredible odds colonists faced in gaining independence
  • participate in a culminating event at Fort Ligonier that will allow participating families to experience the 18th century as patriots of the day

Participants will meet weekly on Thursdays, January 10-March 28, 2019.  Additional information will be sent after registration is complete.

Dates: Thursdays, January 10 – March 28, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – noon
Cost: $100 per student
Registration deadline: December 21, 2018
Space is limited

To download a registration form:

To register online visit:

To register by phone contact Candace Gross at 724.238.9701


Homeschool Days

Fort Ligonier hosts homeschool days each spring and fall.  Homeschool Days are for all ages and include experiential learning activities for all.  This is a great opportunity for a fun day of learning with special pricing and activities.  You are also welcome to visit any other time of the year, but hope that you will join us for our designated Homeschool Day event.

Please check back for Spring 2019 information.