Fort Ligonier Days 2017

October 12 – 14, 2018

Fort Ligonier Days, a popular three-day annual festival held throughout the town of Ligonier, commemorates the Battle of Fort Ligonier, a key engagement of the French and Indian War, fought on October 12, 1758.

Activities at Fort Ligonier

FortLigonier offers visitors a living history experience with  military encampments, examples of frontier life, military tactics, drills, cannon firing, Scottish Highlanders, frontier men and women, Native Americans and eighteenth century music – an MUCH MORE.

  • Admission fees at Fort Ligonier apply throughout Fort Ligonier Days. Admission tickets are valid throughout the day (for the day the ticket was purchased). Tickets are not transferable.
  • No discounts are applied during Ft. Ligonier Days
  • Restrooms are only available to paid visitors.
  • Photography is permitted only in the OUTSIDE  fort area and encampments. No photographs are permitted in the museum.
  • Please follow signs to the official parking areas. ($5.00 parking fee per vehicle per day).

Friday: Museum and Fort open at 10:00 AM for self-guided tours. In the afternoon, troops begin to set up camp and prepare for the battles held on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday: A favorite at the fort is the re-enactment of the Battle of Fort Ligonier. Hear the roar of the cannons and the thunder of the musketry during Artillery Demonstrations held at 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM followed by Battles at 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Museum doors will open at 9:00 AM.

Sunday: Artillery Demonstrations will again be held at 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM followed by Battles at 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Museum will open at 9:30 AM.

Other Fort Ligonier Days Information

Enjoy one of Western Pennsylvania’s largest and well known community parades on our all-American Main Street and town square starting at 11 AM

  • Free outdoor entertainment
  • Dozens of community food booths
  • Approximately 150 craft booths in 3 locations are linked by shuttle bus service.