Westmoreland County Attractions
Bushy Run Battlefield
The opening of western Pennsylvania to settlement was the result of a decisive victory over the Native Americans at the Battle of Bushy Run, August 5th and 6th, 1763. Tours, reenactments, artifacts and interpretive exhibits tell the story of the hard-fought victory.
Compass Inn Museum
Located three miles east of Ligonier on Route 30, this restored 1799 stage coach stop offers guided tours. Features a stagecoach furnished with period pieces, cookhouse with beehive oven, the blacksmith shop with working forge, and barn housing a stagecoach and Conestoga wagon.
Originally constructed in 1758, this historic fort in Westmoreland County was an important staging ground in the French & Indian War. The museum and exhibits tell the story of the war and the realities of frontier life in southwestern Pennsylvania. Open May through October.
Historic Hanna's Town
Historic Hanna's Town, founded in 1773, is an ongoing archaeological dig with nearly one million artifacts unearthed to date. The reconstructed village features 18th century buildings.
Idlewild & Soak Zone
Named by "Amusement Today" as the second best kid's park in the world, Idlewild features seven theme areas of fun, including the Soak Zone Waterpark, Story Book Forest and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Located 50 miles east of Pittsburgh near Irwin, Pennsylvania.
L. E. Smith Glass Company
Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, is home to the L.E. Smith Glass Company founded in 1907. The brick boardinghouse is now used as a gift shop and visitor's center. Tours of the operating glass factory are available.
This tudor style house with octagonal tower and battlements has 22 furnished rooms showing the stages of change from trading post to castle. Learn about tours and upcoming events.
West Overton Museum & Village
This 19th century historic village, founded by German Mennonites, includes the birth place of Henry Clay Frick, the Overholt Homestead and the Distillery Museum.