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French & Indian War Sites

Fort Ligonier

Fort Ligonier was an active British army fort through the conclusion of the French and Indian War in 1763 and during the pan-Indian uprising known as Pontiac’s War (1763-1765). After the successful conclusion to the Forbes Campaign in November of 1758, construction of the new British Fort Pitt at the site of Fort Duquesne began.

Fort Ligonier’s garrison began to shrink in numbers as Fort Pitt became the dominant fortification along the western frontier. By 1766, Fort Ligonier was decommissioned by the British army and a settlement had begun to rise around the remains of the fort. Fort Ligonier was active until 1766 when Arthur St. Clair became its civil caretaker. During the American Revolution a new fort, Fort Preservation, was built for settlers seeking refuge from American Indian raids. Both forts quickly fell into ruin.

French & Indian War

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Fort Pitt Museum (Fort Duquesne)
Fort Pitt Museum (Fort Duquesne)

Built on the location of the fallen Fort Duquesne at the Forks of the Ohio, Fort Pitt was the British fort guarding this strategic river location beginning in 1758 on through the Revolution.

Fort Necessity National Battlefield
Fort Necessity National Battlefield

The battle at Fort Necessity in the summer of 1754 was the opening action of the French and Indian War. This war was a clash of British, French and American Indian cultures. It ended with the removal of French power from North America. The stage was set for the American Revolution.

Braddock’s Field and Braddock Carnegie Library
Braddock’s Field and Braddock Carnegie Library

America's oldest Carnegie Library offers an array of French and Indian War items and artifacts from the Battle of the Monongahela. Take a self-guided tour of Braddock's Field and the French and Indian War Museum and Gallery. Visit the library's website for more information.

Fort Bedford Museum

Great place to learn about the local history of Bedford and its role in the French and Indian War.

Bushy Run Battlefield
Bushy Run Battlefield

Learn about the rich history of the Battle of Bushy Run.