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“Great history lesson for any age” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fort Ligonier

Fort Ligonier
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Ligonier
Certificate of Excellence
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Texas
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124 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great history lesson for any age”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

The fort is an excellent replica of the original fort. All of the buildings have authentic-looking furniture with figures dressed in the uniforms of the day. Eight acres of the original site of Fort Ligonier have been preserved, with the subsurface features restored and the above-ground elements reconstructed. The inner fort is 200 feet square, defended by four bastions and accessed by three gates; inside is the officers’ mess, barracks, quartermaster, guardroom, underground magazine, commissary, and officers’ quarters. Immediately outside the fort is General Forbes’s hut. An outer retrenchment, 1,600 feet long, surrounds the fort. Other external buildings include the Pennsylvania hospital (two wards and a surgeon’s hut), a smokehouse, a saw mill, bake ovens, a log dwelling and a forge.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Centreville, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great, if you like history.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

I love history, so this was an interesting stop for me. I will return with my husband. The fort itself is nice, and there is a fairly extensive visitor center.

Visited May 2014
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Emlenton, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Historical Stop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

Fort Ligonier is a piece of history that is well preserved and interesting. The museum is very informative and has George Washington's pistols. You can enter the actual gun magazine that was used during the war. Staff was very friendly and eager to answer any questions. Very enjoyable.

Visited April 2014
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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158 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Historically significant Fort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

This was well worth the visit as it really helped us much better understand how this part of the country was so actively involved when it was constructed in 1758, as well as to learn that at the time it was the second largest community in all of Pennsylvania.

Visited April 2014
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New Florence,Pa, USA
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great historic site for grandchildren's visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

My granddaughter really loved walking through the different sites and talking to the craftspeople. They were very informative and took a lot of time answering her questions.

Visited June 2013
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