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George Washington’s Birthday Celebration for Students – $250 | Week of February 20th – 24th

Approximately 500 local first-grade and kindergarten students visit Fort Ligonier for this special program to celebrate the birthday of our first President, who also happened to be stationed at Fort Ligonier in the fall of 1758. Students rotate in small groups through various learning stations where they meet George Washington, make a birthday card for him, enjoy birthday cake and ice cream, and sing “Happy Birthday” to General Washington.

Upon departure, each child receives a copy of the book George Washington’s Birthday: A Mostly True Tale. Your sponsorship helps Fort Ligonier purchase a book for each child. Sponsors receive an invitation to attend a celebration during the week, recognition on signage and the bookplate in each book, and all media related to the event.
Sponsorship deadline: January 20, 2023

 

Fort Ligonier Association Annual Meeting – $250| Friday, April 28th

Approximately 100 Fort Ligonier Association members and guests attend this annual event to learn about the past year’s activities and our history from an engaging speaker. The event begins with an hors d’oeuvres reception followed by a program with a featured speaker. Sponsors receive 4 complimentary reservations and recognition at the event.
Sponsorship deadline: January 20, 2023

 

French Garrison Weekend – $250 | Saturday, May 6th and Sunday, May 7th

The French capture Fort Ligonier for this weekend only! French commands will echo off of fort walls during this Garrison Weekend as visitors observe and interact with interpreters portraying the everyday life of the French soldiers and civilians of Nouveau France during the 18th century. Sponsors receive 4 complimentary admission tickets, recognition on signage and announcements, and a private behind-the-scenes tour of the encampment with Fort staff.
Sponsorship deadline: April 6, 2023

 

18th Century Military Encampment Weekend – $250 | May 27th and 28th

The French capture Fort Ligonier for this weekend only! French commands will echo off of fort walls during this Garrison Weekend as visitors observe and interact with interpreters portraying the everyday life of the French soldiers and civilians of Nouveau France during the 18th century. Sponsors receive 4 complimentary admission tickets, recognition on signage and announcements, and a private behind-the-scenes tour of the encampment with Fort staff.
Sponsorship deadline: April 27, 2023

 

Sunset Tours – $125.00

Limited to one sponsor per Sunset Tour event.
Approximately 30 guests enjoy an exclusive, private guided tour of the award-winning French and Indian War Museum and a wine and cheese reception capped off with a lantern-lit walk through the fort as the sun sets over the majestic mountains. Sponsors receive recognition on Fort Ligonier’s social media channels, signage, and 2 tickets.
Sponsorship deadline: May 23, 2023

  • Friday, June 23
  • Friday, July 21
  • Friday, August 18

 

Cannons and Cocktails – $125.00 | Friday, June 30th

Approximately 70 – 100 guests join us to kick off Independence Day weekend. Join us for this educational and fun event. Guests will enjoy light bites, spirits, music, and cannon-inspired learning stations. The evening will end with a bang as we fire artillery to officially kick off the weekend. Sponsors receive recognition on Fort Ligonier’s social media channels, signage, and 2 tickets.
Sponsorship deadline: May 30, 2023

 

Whiskey Must Be Had – $125.00 | Saturday, August 12th

Learn how whiskey changed history at Fort Ligonier! Based on the August 12, 1758, quote in a letter from Quartermaster John St. Clair to Colonel Henry Bouquet, “This is the most diabolical work, and whiskey must be had.” Local whiskey distilleries will provide samples and have whiskey libations available for purchase. Light bites and other refreshments will be available. Sponsors receive recognition on Fort Ligonier’s social media channels, signage, and 2 tickets.
Sponsorship deadline: July 12, 2023

 

The Cannon Ball – See Sponsorship Levels Below | Friday, September 15th

This year’s Cannon Ball is sure to be a BLAST! With lively fiddle music, cocktails, and sumptuous hors d’oeuvres to one-of-a-kind live and online silent auction items, and this great party is being planned to raise vital funds for the ongoing preservation of this significant historic site and development of enriching educational programs.
Sponsorship deadline: July 15, 2023

  • Saber $300
    • 2 reservations
  • Brown Bess $600
    • 4 reservations
  • Cannon $1200
    • 6 reservations
  • Swivel Gun $1800
    • 8 reservations/reserved seating
  • Howitzer $3000

 

Fort Ligonier Days – $1500 | Sunday, October 15th

Thousands of visitors come to Fort Ligonier each year to commemorate the 1758 Battle of Fort Ligonier, see the dramatic battle demonstrations, and engage with the 150 reenactors and troops encamped throughout the Fort. Sponsors receive recognition through promotion of the event, announcements during the narration of the battle, 2 parking spaces, 8 tickets to the event, refreshments, and a private inside or outside area to view the reenactment.
Sponsorship deadline: September 15, 2023

 

Friendly Fire Incident Commemoration – $250 |Thursday, November 9th

This annual educational program commemorates the anniversary of Washington’s Friendly Fire Incident, which occurred near Fort Ligonier on November 12, 1758. Approximately 125 people will join us for this year’s presentation. Sponsors receive recognition on Fort Ligonier’s social media channels, signage, and 4 tickets.
Sponsorship deadline: October 9, 2023

 

Twelfth Night Celebration – $250 | Saturday, January 6, 2024

Considered the luckiest day of the year, Fort Ligonier’s Twelfth Night Celebration will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2024. Approximately 70-100 guests join us for this event each year to enjoy a colonial holiday tradition with 18th-century music by the Wayward Companions, traditional colonial dances, and fun with 18th-century tavern games. Hearty treats, spirits, and traditional Twelfth Night cake are provided. Sponsors receive recognition on Fort Ligonier’s social media channels, signage, and 4 tickets.
Sponsorship deadline: December 6, 2023

 

Sponsorship Application

Please make checks payable to Fort Ligonier, 200 South Market Street, Ligonier, PA 15658 or pay by credit card by calling Fort Ligonier at 724.238.9701.