Ligonier, PA

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Best known as the site of a strategic fort dating back to the French and Indian War, this small town is also home to pleasant antique shops, restaurants and inns. 

Ligonier is a historic town set in a scenic valley. Visit the town’s famous fort, quaint shops, cheerful markets and family-friendly attractions.

Go for a stroll in the Diamond, a lovely central park filled with flowers, trees and small wildlife. Relax on a bench or find out if any concerts are taking place on the park’s historic bandstand. The Diamond is an excellent starting point for sightseeing, with the town’s main streets extending in four directions from the park.

Visit Fort Ligonier, a thoughtful re-creation of the original British fortification built during the French and Indian War. Gain insight into the lives of 18th-century soldiers as you explore the fort’s barracks, commissary, saw mill and other reconstructed buildings. In the fort museum, read handwritten memoirs of the young George Washington and see Seven Years’ War artifacts collected from around the world.

Don’t miss the Ligonier Country Market, occurring Saturday mornings from mid-May until October. More than 130 vendors set up stalls selling fresh-picked produce and handicrafts in one of Western Pennsylvania’s largest and oldest markets. Pick up heirloom tomatoes for a picnic and shop for handmade jewelry and candles.

Save time to see the Compass Inn Museum, a restored 18th-century stagecoach stop complex. Learn about life and transportation in the 1800s on a guided tour with a costumed docent. Look inside the seven rooms of the restored inn, which is decorated with period furniture.

Bring the kids to Idlewild and SoakZone, one of Pennsylvania’s oldest amusement parks. Dating back to 1878, the park’s attractions are divided into several themed areas. Ride the antique merry-go-round in traditional “Olde Idlewild” or float down the lazy river in the “SoakZone.”

One of the best times of year to visit Ligonier is during October’s Fort Ligonier Days festival. Centered on Fort Ligonier, the event features 18th-century music, parades and battle re-enactments.

Ligonier is 50 miles (80 kilometers) east of Pittsburgh and best reached by car.

Ramada by Wyndham Ligonier
Ramada by Wyndham Ligonier
2.5 out of 5
216 W Loyalhanna St, Ligonier, PA
The price is $115 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 10
Situated in Ligonier, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Fort Ligonier and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Idlewild and SoakZone. Fallingwater is 32 mi (51.5 km) away.
4/5 Very Good! (374 reviews)
"Quiet and extremely friendly staff. The breakfast was enjoyable"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Ramada by Wyndham Ligonier
Thistledown At Seger House
Thistledown At Seger House
3 out of 5
221 West Main, Ligonier, PA
The price is $150 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Situated in Ligonier, this inn is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Fort Ligonier and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Idlewild and SoakZone. Compass Inn Museum and Linn Run State Park ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
"This is the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed in. Kim was welcoming and accommodating, and all the furnishing and decorations seemed carefully chosen for a posh experience. The Keurig self-serve coffee was fabulous, and all the guests we encountered were friendly. My mom, sister and I enjoyed walking ..."

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Thistledown At Seger House
Colonial House on Main
Colonial House on Main
3.5 out of 5
231 WEST MAIN STREET, Ligonier, PA
The price is $155 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Situated in the mountains, this bed & breakfast is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Fort Ligonier and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Idlewild and SoakZone. Compass Inn Museum and ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (9 reviews)
"This place is beautiful and Dawn was a wonderful inn keeper. We stayed in the Dice Suite on the first floor and it was large, meticulous and beautifully decorated. We woke up to a delicious breakfast made by Dawn. If you are in Ligonier, we highly recommend this place."

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2020

Colonial House on Main
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Rustic, Artsy & Cozy Getaway Cabin in Laurel Highlands- minutes from Ligonier
Rustic, Artsy & Cozy Getaway Cabin in Laurel Highlands- minutes from Ligonier
Ligonier, PA
This family-friendly Ligonier cabin is located in a rural location, 3 mi (4.9 km) from Fort Ligonier, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Idlewild and SoakZone and Compass ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (47 reviews)
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"Nice for a quick weekend getaway. Owners went out of the way to have tons of things on hand."

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Rustic, Artsy & Cozy Getaway Cabin in Laurel Highlands- minutes from Ligonier
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Ligonier, PA
Located on the waterfront, this family-friendly vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Compass Inn Museum, Idlewild and SoakZone, and Fort Ligonier. Laural ...
5/5 Exceptional! (38 reviews)
Wonderful home
"10 star property."

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2021

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Quaint Ligonier Family Home - 3 Miles to Idlewild!
Quaint Ligonier Family Home - 3 Miles to Idlewild!
Ligonier, PA
This family-friendly Ligonier vacation home is located in a rural location, within 3 mi (5 km) of Fort Ligonier and Idlewild and SoakZone. Compass Inn Museum ...
5/5 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Great home!
"Everything you could need was easily found in the kitchen (blender, toaster, etc). Easy check in, very clean, and everything matched expectations based on photos and descriptions provided. This home has clearly been redone very well with many great touches. We enjoyed our stay and loved being only ..."

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Quaint Ligonier Family Home - 3 Miles to Idlewild!
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