Ligonier trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Ligonier is a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,573 at the 2010 census. Ligonier was settled in the 1760s. The borough is well known for nearby Idlewild Park, one of the oldest amusement parks in the country, and nearby Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Another tourist attraction is Fort Ligonier Days, a parade and craft market that takes place every fall over the course of three days, and the Ligonier Market in the summer months. Ligonier is part of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area.Ligonier is the site of a reconstruction of Fort Ligonier, an example of a frontier fort of the French and Indian War. Ligonier is also known for its downtown square, the Diamond, which has a bandstand in the middle.HistoryIn 1758, when British forces launched a major campaign to remove French forces from the forks of the Ohio, now Pittsburgh, this spot on Loyalhanna Creek was the site of their westernmost camp before reaching the Ohio. The British maintained a large army, a virtual moving city of 6,000 people, that temporarily made this the most populated spot in Pennsylvania, second only to Philadelphia. The fort was named Fort Ligonier after John Ligonier, a British noble of French origin who held the rank of Field Marshal in the British Army. Eventually, the name of the settlement that grew up around the fort was shortened to Ligonier.Ligonier is in Pennsylvania (PA). Add Ligonier and other destinations to your itinerary using our United States travel route planning website , and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Ligonier
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Ligonier
Places to visit with Ligonier
Recently planned trips to Ligonier
2 days in Ligonier BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Ligonier BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Stoystown & Ligonier BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Ligonier BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium