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Group Tours

Plan Your Mission!

Fort Ligonier loves to share its fascinating history and create memorable experiences for groups of all sizes with our specialty group and guided tours. Reservations are essential. We are flexible with the length of tours and time of day, including evenings, to accommodate your schedule. The Fort is located one block from charming Ligonier’s unique shops, galleries, and restaurants. Motorcoach parking is available onsite and parking arrangements for large groups can be made with advance notice.

Group admission rates (20 or more)

$20 per guest for regular guided tour

*Please note that changes may occur to outdoor offerings due to inclement weather.

Ready to Schedule?

We can’t wait to welcome your group and schedule your Fort Ligonier experience! Please note all specialty and guided tours require a two-week minimum reservation.

Explore Our Specialty Tours

George Washington: Forts and Failures that led to Success
George Washington: Forts and Failures that led to Success
  • 20 Person Min.
  • $23/person
  • $25/person

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
History and Hops
  • 20 Person Min.
  • $22/person
  • $24/person

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!
Whiskey Must Be Had!
  • 20 Person Min.
  • $22/person
  • $24/person

“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
Behind the Scenes Tour with a Museum Professional
  • 4 Person Min.
  • N/A
  • $45/person

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)
Sunset Tour 7 – 9 pm (June, July, August & September)
  • 20 Person Min.
  • N/A
  • $45/person

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.

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.