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Compass Inn Museum & Ligonier Valley Historical Society

Visit Compass Inn Museum to receive an informative and entertaining tour by costumed docents that tells the story of transportation and everyday life in the early 1800's. The tour delivers "history with a smile" by incorporating agenerous sprinkling of etymology (word and phrase origins). For example you can learn why we drink in "bars" and "toast" people.

The restored Inn is completely furnished with period pieces. Visitors can tour seven rooms including the common room, serving kitchen, ladies parlor and four bedrooms. Staying in a hotel was very different in 1820 than it is today. You have to see it to appreciate it.

The 1½ hour tour includes the original Inn, and three reconstructed outbuildings: a cookhouse (shown above), blacksmith shop and barn, all completely furnished with period pieces.