Guided tours of Hanna’s Town will resume on April 30 | Local


Guided tours of historic Hanna will resume for the 2022 season when the Revolutionary War-era site opens on Saturday, April 30.

Historic Hanna’s Town preserves and interprets an important part of American history as the location served as the site of the first English courts west of the Allegheny Mountains from 1773 to 1786, and the first seat of government for Westmoreland County .

It housed frontier settlers, welcomed travelers along Forbes Road, and served as a recruiting center during the Revolutionary War.

The historic site is maintained by the Westmoreland Historical Society and Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation.

Special activities will enhance opening day as members of the Revolutionary War-era Militia Independent Battalion from Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, camp at the fort and offer living history exhibits and demonstrations. .

In addition, children can try their hand at historical toys and games, and a blacksmith will be in his shop for part of the day to demonstrate this important 18th century trade.

Guided tours begin at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m., with reservations recommended by calling 724-836-1800 x210. In May, guided tours are offered on weekends and from June, tours will be offered from Wednesday to Sunday.

As a county park, the grounds of historic Hanna, which include walking trails, gardens, and interpretive signs, are accessible daily.

On Sunday, May 8, the 49th year of Antiques and Collectibles at Historic Hanna’s Town will open and continue the long community tradition of great buying and selling opportunities for antique and collectibles enthusiasts and for anyone looking for unique vintage items. Sales are held the second Sunday of the month from May through October, entry is $3 per car.

Dealers in antiques, collectibles and vintage items are invited to set up shop at the Antiques and Collectibles Sales. The setup fee for an event is $40.

Until May 8, dealers who register and pay in advance for all six shows receive a fee of $30 per show and can reserve their space.

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