If you’re the ultimate history buff and want to explore the numerous Laurel Highlands attractions, then you’re going to love Bushy Run Battlefield. It’s a top day trip destination that takes you back in time to a famous Pennsylvania battle. Read on to learn more about the historic event, the grounds, and what you can do around the battlefield! Want to become an expert on the area before you even set foot in Pennsylvania? Thanks to our free Vacation guide, you can! Get the best local tips on delicious restaurants, fun events, quaint shops, exciting hiking trails, and many more outdoor adventures.
Plan Your Day Trip to Bushy Run Battlefield
Travel Back in History
Bushy Run Battlefield is the perfect place to learn about the past and its decisive battles. You can discover the significance of the event and the story behind it while walking through the battlegrounds. Discover 213 acres of forest that witnessed an important battle during the Pontiac’s War in August of 1763. The British victory at the battle of Bushy Run, against the combined forces of Delaware, Shawnee, Mingo, and Huron warriors, was a turning point in the war and constitutes one of the most significant Native American conflicts in American history.
The best way to explore the grounds at Bushy Run is to take a tour. All tours are included with paid admission. Follow a certified guide on foot or on a golf cart if you have difficulty walking or need assistance. Tours are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 3. The grounds and Visitors Center are only open between May and October. The entrance cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children.
More to Do Near Bushy Run Battlefield
Once you’ve explored the Bushy Run Battlefield, take some time to wander around the town of Greensburg, PA! There are plenty of quaint shops and historic sites to discover. Take a look at our recommendations below and get inspired!
Historic Hanna’s Town
Continue your adventure in Pennsylvania at Historic Hanna’s Town! Walk through this reconstructed 18th-century village and discover how it played a vital role in the armed conflict between Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Lunch at J Corks
After all that walking, you will surely be hungry. Stop at J Corks for a delicious lunch! This award-winning restaurant is one of the best in Greensburg and offers seasonal, local entrees you’ll love. Our personal favorites are the baked brie appetizer and the petite filet mignon sandwich!
Relax at DV8 Espresso Bar and Gallery
Before you hit the road and come back to a cozy room at Oak Lodge, stop by the DV8 Espresso Bar and Gallery! Not only do they serve incredible coffee, but they also feature local art and exhibitions.
Discover more things to do in Greensburg, PA, and have a wonderful day exploring the Laurel Highlands!
Experience the Beauty of the Laurel Highlands at Oak Lodge
Our charming resort is the rustic, relaxing retreat you need after exploring Bushy Run Battlefield and the surrounding town of Greensburg. From spacious suites to private farmhouse, you’re sure to find the best accommodation for your getaway. Reconnect with nature on our beautiful property and enjoy luxurious amenities like our in-house spa! It’s the perfect place to indulge in during your visit and will help you feel refreshed throughout your weekday or weekend stay.