What do compelling displays, interactive exhibits, and spectacular tours have in common? The Compass Inn Museum, that’s what! This quaint historical site features authentic log cabins and antique modes of transportation to give an inside look at the simple life of the 1800s. Whether you love history or just want to spend your afternoon doing something different, a visit to this rustic museum will make for a great addition to your vacation!
Before planning your next getaway, request 24-hour access to our Online Vacation Guide to the Laurel Highlands! You’ll find our recommendations for historic sites like the Compass Inn Museum, as well as local restaurants, entertainment venues, and outdoor activities. The interactive guide also showcases the featured retreats at Oak Lodge!
Your Next Afternoon Adventure Awaits at the Compass Inn Museum
As you take a step back in time at the Compass Inn Museum, you’ll learn about the incredible history woven into the fabric of our local culture. Read our insights on how you can spend your time at this beloved historic site in Ligonier, PA!
The History Behind the Compass Inn Museum
Since 1814, the Compass Inn has been a treasure in the Laurel Highlands. This local gem is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is actually a restored stagecoach shop. Now, the Compass Inn Museum opens its doors to thousands of visitors annually and provides an in-depth look at the enthralling history of Ligonier.
The Compass Inn Museum offers guided journeys Tuesday through Sunday from May to October. On your tour, you’ll be swept away on a 1.5-hour adventure around the historic grounds. The local expert leads you through original Compass Inn and teaches you about its incredible history. In addition, you’ll pass by beautifully reconstructed structures including the cookhouse, blacksmith shop, and barn. Each of these buildings is adorned with period pieces and exact replicas that commemorate the lifestyle of the 19th century.
In affiliation with the Ligonier Valley Historical Society, the Compass Inn Museum hosts two enriching events every year. Every April, the “Taste of Town” provides samples of delectable treats and an inviting atmosphere for all. And, in early May, there is a celebration for the grand re-opening of the Compass Inn Museum! These two events are designed to commemorate the history of our area and allow visitors to interact with the locals.
Oak Lodge Has the Perfect Retreat For Your Getaway!
Reflect on your day at the Compass Inn Museum in your splendid accommodation at Oak Lodge. From the moment you walk through our door, you’ll feel the stress of your daily routine melt away. We invite you to browse our stunning selection of stunning rooms and suites and select the perfect retreat for your next vacation. Each of our accommodations exudes rustic elegance with antique furnishings, restored hardwood floors, and spectacular views of our lush paradise.
When you are staying with us, you’ll have easy access to our 800-acre property. From hidden waterfalls to mountain views to dozens of walking trails, you’re sure to make your next great outdoor adventures. And, we urge you to bring your camera and capture the stunning beauty of our Laurel Highlands bed & breakfast. With so much history and awe-inspiring green spaces, why wait any longer to plan your getaway?
We can’t wait to host you at Oak Lodge this year!