fort ligonier



In 1758, in the midst of the French and Indian War, Fort Ligonier was established. This happened to be the last fort along the Forbes Trail that stretched from Philadelphia to Fort Duquesne. Impressively, during the construction of the fort, it was attacked twice but did not fall to the enemy. Eventually, George Washington led British troops towards Fort Duquesne. The British took over the French at Fort Duquesne and then rebuilt a fort called Fort Pitt which turned into what is known as Pittsburgh today. Visit the museum to step into the era of the French and Indian War and learn about the significance of Fort Ligonier to the war. After viewing artifacts from the war, be sure to tour the fort as you soak in history.


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Fort Ligonier

Address: 200 South Market Street

Ligonier, Pennsylvania 15658

Phone: 724.238.9701