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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 724-238-9701 or Matt Gault at email@example.com, 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.
Women of the War: Walk in Their Shoes
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)
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.