First settled in the 1760s, Ligonier is a historic town of about 1,700 people in Westmoreland County.
The town is well known throughout the region as the site of a reconstruction of Fort Ligonier, an example of a frontier fort of the French & Indian War (1754-1763).
When the famous Philadelphia-Pittsburgh Turnpike was completed in 1817, the town became a popular place for travelers to break their journey. Later in the century it became a railroad hub.
Downtown Ligonier features a unique street plan called The Diamond, an attractive business district filled with interesting, historic buildings centered around a charming park complete with a covered bandstand.
Ligonier and its surrounding countryside are strongly associated with the famed Mellon banking family, which still owns considerable tracts of land in the area.
Many of the events are organized by the Ligonier Chamber Of Commerce.
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On-street parking is available.