Throughout the year, Fort Ligonier hosts talented and passionate living historians who bring the fort to life in many different ways. From the annual reenactment of the battle at Fort Ligonier to the Memorial Day timeline event of 18th Century Military History Weekend, there are many opportunities to experience the sights, sounds and smells of battle, three centuries ago.
18th Century Military Encampment
Learn about the important connection between the Seven Years’ War and the American Revolution at 18th Century Military History Weekend. This exciting timeline event occurs each Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday-Sunday) and includes reenactment units from the global Seven Years’ War as well as those from the Revolutionary War. Visit their camps and watch artillery and battle demonstrations throughout the weekend.
Living History Weekend
Fort Ligonier comes alive each Labor Day Weekend (Saturday-Sunday) as costumed interpreters reveal what life was like during the French and Indian War with demonstrations, musket firings and more. Enjoy colonial activities and games and experience history for yourself. Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with living historians as you experience different aspects of eighteenth century daily life in exacting — and exciting — detail.
Fort Ligonier Days
An annual event since 1960, Fort Ligonier Days is a town-wide festival that commemorates the October 12, 1758 Battle of Fort Ligonier. Our largest reenactment of the year, Fort Ligonier’s grounds are filled with the sights, sounds and smells of 1758. Along with visiting the French, British, and American Indian camps, visitors can also witness artillery and battle demonstrations throughout the weekend.