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Fort Ligonier, Ligonier

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Fort Ligonier is a British fortification from the French and Indian War located in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, United States. The fort served as a staging area for the Forbes Expedition of 1758. During the eight years of its existence as a garrison, Fort Ligonier was never taken by an enemy. It served as a post of passage to the new Fort Pitt, and during Pontiac's War of 1763, was a vital link in the British communication and supply lines. It was attacked twice and besieged by the Native Americans, prior to the decisive victory at Bushy Run in August of that year. The fort was decommissioned from active service in 1766. Today, there is a museum next to the reconstructed fort. Inside the museum there are artifacts from the battle. An individual can take a guided tour of the fort, and on Fort Ligonier Days, the fort's cannons are fired.
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  • Very good information in the museum. Then you get to actually walk the fort and see what life was like in the 1700s. Good mix of info and fun. 
    Very good information in the museum. Then you get to actually walk the fort and see what life was like in the 1700s. Good mix of info and fun.  more »
  • Great artifacts! Well interpreted museum. The staff was very helpful with how to use our time wisely. They even suggested where to eat. Gift shop was just ok. The bathrooms are very clean and roomy.....  more
    Great artifacts! Well interpreted museum. The staff was very helpful with how to use our time wisely. They even suggested where to eat. Gift shop was just ok. The bathrooms are very clean and roomy.....  more »
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  • We've driven by a ton of times and never have time to stop. We finally stopped and regret not going sooner! Great piece of preserved history. And the staff is simply wonderful! Will definitely stop again!
  • I love the experience historic forts. This is so far the best for over been to so far. Walking to the fort is up hill from the museum. You can freely explore all Buildings, structures, and equipment as it was during the days.

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