Washington County Frontier History Center

Washington Park

283 Dunn Ave, Washington, Pa 15301

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Schneider's Fort

 

This faithful reproduction of a typical frontier fort was built by the Washington County Historical Society. Travel into the past and see the 18th-century come to life.

 

 

Fort Site Activities

Saturday 11AM – 5PM

 

Visit the trading post, native village, militia encampments and the federal encampment. See cooking demonstration and distilling displays. Learn about 18th-century weapons, experience cannon, and musket demonstrations.

Activities Include:

  • Visiting with crafters and demonstrators

  • Experience the Allegheny Valley Uprising, a battle re-enactment portraying the Federal Armies attempt at raising a liberty pole against the Whiskey Rebels.

  • Pony rides, Petting Zoo, Children’s Muster

  • Drilling Demonstrations, 18th-century Weapon Display, talks concerning 18th-century weapons will occur throughout the day

  • Woodworking/Shaving Horse Demonstrations, Flint-knapping Demonstrations, Blacksmithing Demonstrations

  • Talks on Native American Encampment, Native Americans in the Pennsylvania Frontier, Federal Army Encampment, the 18th-century Trading Post, and Tin Man Roy throughout the day

 

Sunday 11AM – 4PM

  • Visiting with crafters and demonstrators

  • Woodworking/Shaving Horse Demonstrations, Flint-knapping Demonstrations, Blacksmithing Demonstrations

  • 18th-century Weapon Display, talks concerning 18th-century weapons will occur throughout the day

  • Talks on Native American Encampment, Native Americans in the Pennsylvania Frontier, the 18th-century Trading Post, and Tin Man Roy throughout the day

 

The Hangman’s Noose Tavern

 

Located at the Kennedy Log House.

  • See 18th-century Tavern Display

  • Sample Traditional 18th-century Drinks

  • Enjoy Tavern Talk Presentations throughout the Day

  • Witness Campfire and Earthen Oven Cooking Demonstrations

Whiskey Rebellion Festival
Reenactor / Demonstrator / Vendor Registration