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Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeannette

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#79 of 233 in Historic Sites in Pennsylvania
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Bushy Run Battlefield Park is a historical park that is operated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) and the Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society on 218 acres (88 ha) in Penn Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in the United States. It was the site of the Battle of Bushy Run fought on August 5–6, 1763 during the Pontiac's Rebellion. The battle was a major victory for the British and enabled them to secure their control of the Ohio River Valley and what was to become the Northwest Territory. Bushy Run Battlefield Park was established as a Pennsylvania State Park in the 1920s and became a National Historic Landmark in 1960. The Visitor Center is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, and Sunday from noon to 5:00 pm, during the months of May–October. The Visitor Center hosts a museum exhibit entitled, "The March to Bushy Run", a theater, a gift shop and battlefield tours. Bushy Run Battlefield Park is the only historic site or museum that deals exclusively with Pontiac's Rebellion. Battle reenactments are held annually on the first full weekend of August. The park is on Pennsylvania Route 993 near Harrison City and Jeannette.
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  • A gem of a historic site that explains well the French and Indian War. Highlights included the tour led by a historian who was clearly knowledgeable and passionate about the topic, the film that... 
    A gem of a historic site that explains well the French and Indian War. Highlights included the tour led by a historian who was clearly knowledgeable and passionate about the topic, the film that...  more »
  • ...so it was a quick visit for me. I pulled into the visitor center lot, but everything was closed because of Covid. I got my second shot that day and celebrated by picking-up a Big Mac and some... 
    ...so it was a quick visit for me. I pulled into the visitor center lot, but everything was closed because of Covid. I got my second shot that day and celebrated by picking-up a Big Mac and some...  more »
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  • Beautiful trails to walk on, all pretty early. Most trails are large and are covered in small pebbles, there are shoot off trails with the au natural look, smaller. Didn't get to venture off onto those today. Family friendly, including dogs. Will be back again!
  • Time well spent! Had a nice time browsing through, listening to the presentations. I even bought a nice bottle of wine!

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