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Cannonball Club

Cannonball Club

Free summer program for kids ages 5-12!  Kids learn about colonial history while exploring the fort, playing games and making new friends.

Cannonball Club for 2023 runs every Wednesday from July 5 – August 9 on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 pm.


  • Cost is FREE
  • Advance registration is required and will be made available a week prior for following weeks 
  • Program occurs rain or shine

Registration for August 9th is now open and can be found on our events page!  

If you sign up for this free program and need to cancel, notify us as soon as possible.

Call us at: 724- 238-9701

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.

Birthday Parties

Fort Ligonier is a fun and unique place to host children (ages 5-12) birthday parties! Choose either a historic building or an outdoor multi-purpose space (April-November) between daily hours of operation for your party’s headquarters. The Fort Ligonier Center for History Education is not available for kid’s birthday parties.

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.