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.
A typical visit lasts between 1½ to 2 hours. But you are welcome to explore as long as we are open.
Yes! Fort Ligonier is a great rainy day activity! While we may have to close the Fort area during an extreme lightning storm, the Fort and Museum are fun places to explore on a rainy day.
Fort Ligonier offers free on-site parking. If our parking lot is full, a metered (25 cents per half hour) lot is located adjacent to the Fort. Parking is also available along the side streets and throughout town. Handicapped accessible parking spaces are available close to the Museum entrance.
*Parking is not available at the Fort during the annual Fort Ligonier Days Weekend held each October. Visitors should follow signs for festival parking.
Wheelchairs can be maneuvered on paved paths through both the Lower and Upper Fort. The Museum also has a wheelchair on site for guests use. While the historic buildings are not wheelchair accessible, visitors can see into most buildings from the doorways. Arrangements can be made for those guests who are unable to walk to the Upper Fort. The Museum and Center for History Education are both wheelchair accessible.
Comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended as there is a moderate uphill walk to the Upper Fort. The Upper Fort can be cooler on chilly days due to its elevation (which provides an incredible view) and warm on hot, summer days due to limited shade. Be sure and take a bottle of water with you.
Yes. We understand that many visitors travel with their dogs. Leashed dogs are permitted in the Fort by passing through the Museum to access the grounds. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs and dogs are not permitted in the galleries, education center or other carpeted areas.
You can fill your own water container at the education center fountain. The Get Go Convenience Store is located directly across the street from the historic site and museum entrance, and you are only a one-block walk from ice cream shops, coffee houses, bakeries, and a great selection of restaurants – many with outdoor dining options.
*There are a limited number of picnic tables adjacent to the parking lot for those families who prefer to relax and have a snack before visiting.
Fort Ligonier accepts all major credit cards. There is an ATM located directly across the street at the Get Go Convenience Store and local banks are a short walk away.
Yes, please do not use a flash in the museum. Please post your photos on Social Media with #SiegeTheDay.