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Compass Inn Museum, Laughlintown

#190 of 356 in Museums in Pennsylvania
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Compass Inn is a historic inn and tavern located in Laughlintown, Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. It is a 2 1/2-story, five bay log and stone building in a vernacular Georgian style. The original section was built in 1799, and it is three bays wide. The two bay stone section was added in the 1820s. A clapboarded frame section was added in 1862. It was restored in 1970, and operated as a local history museum. The property includes a rebuilt barn and blacksmith shop.
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 24, 1995.
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  • Another excellent small town museum full of history, this is one of those stops where the guided tour adds so much more to the experience. Had we walked through the place it would have been a 15...  more »
  • The Compass Inn Museum is a terrific interpretive museum offering visitors a look into an 18th century stagecoach stop. Yep, stagecoaches existed before the days of the wild west. Back before the...  more »
  • I almost missed this place. I was admiring the building and realized at the last second that it was a museum. Very interesting place. Our guide Amanda showed us around and explained the history. Great stop for a history buff or kids wanting to learn history.
  • Awesome old stage coach stop. Cant wait to go back for a candlelit tour. They have several events throughout the year including getting to eat some food from the cook house which my son loved.

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