Fort Ligonier welcomes troops of all ages and sizes! If you are 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)
$17 per guest for regular guided tour
For more information or to make a group reservation, please contact Fort Ligonier’s Education Department; Matt Gault at firstname.lastname@example.org, 724-238-9701.
George Washington: Forts and Failures that led to Success
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
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!
“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.
Behind the Scenes Tour with a Museum Professional
Experience an in-depth 1.5 hour tour of Fort Ligonier's extraordinary French and Indian War Museum with a senior staff member. See rare, one-of-a-kind artifacts up close and hear the incredible stories about their role in early American history.
Reception optional for additional fee.
Sunset Tour 7 – 9 pm (June, July, August & September)
This special private tour begins with a visit through the Fort's award-winning museum with its rare, one-of-a-kind French and Indian War artifacts. Your group will then head to the education center’s outdoor patio to sip wine and enjoy a light cheese/desert reception while enjoying the panoramic view of the Fort. The evening’s highlight is a lantern-lit walk through the Upper Fort as the sun sets over the majestic hillside.
Fort Association Members: $35 | Non-Members: $45
*Please note that changes may occur to the outdoor program due to inclement weather.