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Fort Ligonier

Visit Fort Ligonier and journey back in time two centuries to a place where the flag of His Majesty King George still flies!

Relive the stirring days of young Colonel George Washington, General John Forbes and the encounters of the British and Americans against the French and Indians. Enjoy the unique Fort Ligonier adventure: where your family will thrill to the color and excitement of our frontier heritage and the epic period of the clash for empire between Great Britain and France.

The impressive Fort, finest of its type in North America, is a full-scale, on-site reconstruction of the 1758-1766 original, situated on a commanding hilltop in the beautiful Laurel Highlands. Fort Ligonier's museum features the French & Indian War Art Gallery, a spectacular collection of George Washington objects including a pair of pistols presented to him by the Marquis de Lafayette, and a stunning new exhibit, The World Ablaze: An Introduction to the Seven Years" War.

Everything at Fort Ligonier reveals an intimate link with the past - from hand-forged iron hinges to massive hewn timbers - as you explore this colonial outpost that guarded the vital land route to Pittsburgh and the unconquered West beyond.

Fort Ligonier is open daily April 1 - October 19 2016, Mondays - Saturdays, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm and Sundays, 11:00 am - 4:30 pm.