On 213 acres of land, in Westmoreland County, lies a significant piece of American History, the Bushy Run Battlefield. Over 250 years ago, in August 1763 the Battle of Bushy Run broke out between the Europeans and Native American Indians as a key part of Pontiac’s War. The Native Americans rebelled against the Europeans and fought to keep their independence and control as Great Britain began taking over. Despite the Native American Indians’ best efforts, the British won this battle. This victory for the British helped stop the Native Americans from taking over Fort Pitt, and allowed the expansion to the west to continue. Visit the visitors center and check out the museum filled with many battlefield articles and more. Your museum ticket also scores you a golf cart tour of the battlefield, for a more personal encounter.
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Bushy Run Battlefield
Address: 1253 Bushy Run Road
Jeannette, Pennsylvania 15644