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Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2021 3:52 a.m. PST

Many thanks to the poster that brought up this subject. We visited the site this past Tuesday and were suitably impressed, not only with the fort but for the artillery train that has been reconstructed there. It is very impressive.

My son and I took pictures of the artillery and vehicles (he did the taking, I pointed out to him which ones to take), so I'll post them on this site as soon as he transfers them to the computer from his phone.

If anyone is interested in this period, especially fortifications and artillery, I would highly recommend a visit.

Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2021 3:55 a.m. PST

My wife is from Ligonier so I've had the opportunity to visit often. Well worth a visit.

Disco Joe13 Aug 2021 4:18 a.m. PST

I was there within the past 7 or 8 years and highly recommend seeing it. I agree that the artillery park is well worth checking out. I took a lot of photos of it myself.

historygamer13 Aug 2021 4:50 a.m. PST

Did many events there. Saw my first re-enactment event (year withheld LoL) where I got the bug to re-enact. Marty did a fantastic job saving that fort, as it came within a whisker of closing in the 80s. His expansion of the site, and addition of the artillery train are fantastic.

The museum collection is awesome as well. Also, for gamers, there is a fantastic hobby shop in town too. If you missed that, you missed a really, really good one.

Bill N13 Aug 2021 5:07 a.m. PST

It is on my list of places to visit.

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Aug 2021 6:31 a.m. PST

Plus you are only 15 minutes away from the Old Glory factory.

Russ Dunaway

historygamer13 Aug 2021 7:36 a.m. PST

Do you have a shop there, Russ?

Dukewilliam13 Aug 2021 8:12 a.m. PST

If you are that close, I would recommend going to the Fort Pitt museum on the site of the old Fort Pitt/Duquesne in downtown Pittsburgh. Great museum for the F&I war period. Sadly, the site of Braddock's Defeat is lost to the ages.

Steve

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2021 11:21 a.m. PST

Agreed. Both places are worth a stop.

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Aug 2021 12:52 p.m. PST

Just the factory people can visit.

historygamer13 Aug 2021 4:02 p.m. PST

Steve:

I agree. Fort Pitt museum is really worth the visit too. I literally grew up volunteering at that museum. I can't believe how it has changed over the years.

There is a nice little museum by the Braddock battlefield too.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Aug 2021 10:23 a.m. PST

You can see lots of pix from Ft. Ligonier on my blog, see link. I visited the site with my daughter in June 2021

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