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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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  • Fort Ligonier is an incredible place with a special history. Despite having a busy highway on one side and a tightly packed residential neighborhood on another, it's easy to ignore the modern...  more »
  • I truly enjoyed the visit. It was a French and Indian War British fort, which houses a vast array of artifacts from the war and area. I could have spent a few hours just in the museum part. The fort.....  more »
  • Siege the Day. It’s an outstanding museum and site. The staff and interpreters are fantastic at their job. Really know the history and significance of the place. They make it so worth a visit. One of the best colonial and French and Indian War sites I’ve been to. Make sure to check the website for special experiences or events. They have a great list and it’s worth it for a special interest.
  • Fort Ligonier is a wonderfully preserved, very well kept piece of history. The volunteers are very knowledgeable and you can tell that they truly care about teaching the public about the fort. The museum is really well done, and has a lot of surprisingly awesome artifacts from the Seven Year's War. Highly recommend, especially if you're a history buff!

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