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Welcome to Fort Ligonier, a historic destination for the whole family.

This isn’t just any historic site. This is a chance to experience the thrill of knowing that this is the last stop before you embark on a mission that would lead to a revolution and the birth of our nation. To walk on the same ground as a young George Washington and see how Fort Ligonier made Pittsburgh possible.



Adults $14.00
Senior Citizens (Ages 62+) $11.00
Active Military, Veterans & Law Enforcement $7.00
Youth (Ages 4-17) $7.00
Children (3 and under) FREE
Fort Ligonier Association Members FREE
Fort Ligonier Association Member's Guest $5.00

Fee includes admission to all galleries and exhibits in the museum. Tours are self-guided. Fort staff and volunteers are available to answer questions.

Group Tours and Programs led by a guide are available with advance reservations. Please email or call 724.238.9701.

Fort Ligonier is a proud participant of Museums for All, an initiative that strives to make museums more accessible for everyone. Fort Ligonier offers a $3 admission cost up to four guests eligible by receiving EBT/SNAP benefits.

Open Daily

10:00am - 5:00pm

Monday - Thursday Closed
Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm
The museum is open winter weekends (Friday through Sunday) December through March. The fort may not be open during your winter visit to the museum due to inclement weather and annual preservation work.

Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Museum is open Christmas week December 26 through December 30, 2024.

Make Fort Ligonier your headquarters

Fort Ligonier, with its British flags fluttering in the wind, proudly stands guard over the Laurel Highlands in the historic town of Ligonier. Situated along the nationally designated Laurel Highlands Scenic Byway, the Fort is just a short walk from dozens of specialty shops and restaurants.

Other local attractions include Idlewild & SoakZone, Linn Run State Park, Laurel Mountain Ski Area and other historic sites, including Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and the Flight 93 National Memorial. Just 50 miles from Pittsburgh and close to Greensburg, Latrobe, and Somerset Pennsylvania, Fort Ligonier is the perfect headquarters for a memorable adventure.

Fortify Your Experience

Take Your Time
Take Your Time
Allow at least one and half to two hours for your visit, plus some extra time to visit our Museum Store, which features a wide selection of books, gifts and 18th century inspired gifts.
Read the Signs
Read the Signs
The displays are filled with artifacts and historical facts that help bring the Fort’s story to life. Take the time to read the text that goes with each display.
Don’t forget to see George Washington’s saddle pistols, artifacts General Andrew Jackson called, “sacred and holy relics.”
Get in on the Action
Get in on the Action
Check the schedule for reenactments to see the artillery and battle reenactments that bring the Fort to life.
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Group Tours

Motorcoach tours and organized groups are welcome at Fort Ligonier and are coordinated through our Education Department. Click here for information on group tours. All group tours (consisting of 20 or more people) must be reserved in advance by contacting us at or 724.238.9701.

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Linchpins in a Clash of Empires

Fort Ligonier was a key stronghold in the French and Indian War, the North American theatre of the global Seven Years’ War between Great Britain and France along with associated American Indian allies. Discover how Fort Ligonier and other local sites helped shape the outcome of a worldwide conflict.

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