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Group Tours

Fort Ligonier welcomes troops of all ages and sizes! If you’re interested in bringing student groups to the Fort, please check out the education section of the website. Fort Ligonier offers groups guided tours, specialty tours and programs, and the new Center for History Education. The new Center with its beautiful stone patio and panoramic view of the Fort provides groups with comfortable headquarters to enjoy a special program or meal that is coordinated by the Fort with area restaurants.

Choose from Several Options:

Group Admission Rates (20 or more)

$14 per guest for regular guided tour

For more information or to make a group reservation, please contact Fort Ligonier’s Education Department; Mary Manges at mmanges@fortligonier.org, 724-238-9701 or Matt Gault at mgault@fortligonier.org, 724-238-9701.


Specialty Tours

George Washington: Forts and Failures that led to Success

  • $17 per person (day)
  • $20 per person (evening)
  • Minimum (20)

A soldier from the Virginia Regiment will welcome your group and share the riveting stories of young George Washington’s life on the Western frontier in 1758. You’ll learn about his Friendly Fire Incident, the closest the young colonel ever came to death. See the new Washington Gallery before heading into the Fort. Your visit ends with a serving of ice cream — George Washington’s favorite treat!


History and Hops

  • $20 per person (day)
  • $24 per person (evening)
  • Minimum (20)

Discover first-hand how spirits impacted 18th century military life. See how Spruce Beer was made from the boughs of pine trees and sample the concoction created by troops to prevent scurvy and provide a dose of vitamin c. After exploring the Fort and Museum, a local craft beer is served to quench your thirst.


Whiskey Must Be Had!

  • $20 per person (day)
  • $24 per person (evening)
  • Minimum (20)

“This is a most diabolical work, and whiskey must be had,” said John St. Clair to Henry Bouquet, August 12, 1758. Your group tour begins with the story of how the soldiers refused to work if they didn’t receive their whiskey, and how the fermented grain mash pushed the campaign forward. This tour includes a whiskey tasting.


Women of the War: Walk in Their Shoes

  • $17 per person (day)
  • $19 per person (evening)
  • Minimum (20)

A special program journeying back to 1758, when women had few rights or options. Learn about the roles of women, the challenges they faced, see the clothing they wore, and be inspired by their strength and spirit. Tea and cookies served.


Sunset Tour 7 – 9 pm (June, July, August)

  • $25 per person
  • Minimum (20)

This special tour begins with a visit through the museum’s new galleries. Your group will then head to the new education center’s outdoor terrace to sip wine and enjoy a light dessert. The evening’s highlight is a lantern-lit tour and the breathtaking view as the sun sets from the Fort’s majestic hillside vantage point.
*Please note that changes may occur to the outdoor program due to inclement weather.


Group Activities

Make the most of your visit! For a nominal fee, add on one or more of these engaging 18th-century experiences.

Light as a Feather
Light as a Feather
Try your hand writing the 18th century way with a quill pen and ink.
Candle Dipping
Candle Dipping
Become transported in time making your own beeswax candle.
Corn Grinding
Corn Grinding
Relive the Native American experience of grinding corn into cornmeal.
Museum Mystery Quest
Museum Mystery Quest
Solve an 18th-century mystery and find a lost object.
Be a Tinsmith
Be a Tinsmith
Create your own tin punched tart pan with the tools and techniques of the trade.
White Glove Experience
White Glove Experience
Put on the white curator gloves and touch artifacts that are 250-years old!
Native American Double Strand Necklace
Native American Double Strand Necklace
Have fun crafting your own piece of history.