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Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Fort Ligonier is a fun and unique place to host children (ages 6-12) birthday parties! An indoor space is provided for party hosts. Birthday activity options are determined by time of year!

Summer Campaign Party: This option for birthdays from April-November includes a two hour birthday experience at our historic site. This party will include an outdoor scavenger hunt, 18th Century Toys & Games, and a game of cannonball (also known as dodgeball).

Winter Quarters Party: This option is for birthday parties during our winter season from December-March. This two hour party will include a museum scavenger hunt, 18th Century Toys & Games, and an indoor miniature fort building activity.


  • $300 Cost for reserved space and activities for either option (charged as one flat rate)
  • Party Host provides food and supplies and has access to site 30-minutes prior to party and 30-minutes post party for clean-up
  • Recommended size for party includes up to 25 children with at least 4 adult chaperones
  • Two weeks advance notice required

More Fun at the Fort

Summer Camp

Fort Ligonier’s summer day camp is legendary! Campers experience 18th century frontier life while exploring the Fort, playing games, creating crafts and making new friends. The fun and interactive experience is geared for kids who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade. Advance registration required.

Cannon Ball Club

Kids (ages 5-12) have a BLAST at this FREE, fun and educational program! Participants play 18th century games; go on scavenger hunts and museum quests.

Sleepover at the Fort

Youth and student groups will have a BLAST at an overnight in the Fort (May-October). Sleep in a tent or the barracks just like the soldiers in 1758. Sit around a campfire (weather permitting) and hear riveting stories about General John Forbes and Colonel George Washington. Winter sleepovers available in the Fort Ligonier Center for History Education.

Escape Room Experiences

Fort Ligonier creates entertaining and educational Escape Room experiences with an historical twist! Participants and their teams have 60-minutes to find clues, solve puzzles to escape to freedom. This is also a fun team-building experience for co-workers! Escape room experiences are designed for a minimum group of 10 guests, ages seven and up.