Bushy Run Battlefield

Jeannette, Pennsylvania 15644

Bushy Run Battlefield

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"The most vibrant time to hike through Bushy Run Battlefield is the first weekend of August. That’s when it plays host to its annual reenactment of the battle that made the site famous.

People dressed as colonial soldiers and painted to look like Native American warriors roam the fields and woods, with muskets and other accouterments in hand. They bring the scene to life so that visitors can not only see, but also smell and hear, what the men who fought here centuries ago might have."

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh (Menasha Ridge Press)
Donna L. Ruff
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"Bushy Run is perfect for history buffs, families, and anyone who enjoys a pleasant hike. Combining a tour of the museum inside the visitor’s center with a hike through history makes a great way to spend a few hours in the morning or afternoon. Before hitting the trail, learn about the role of the Bushy Run Battlefield during Pontiac’s War in 1763. The Bushy Run Museum is a very good way to begin, and, although not large, it houses enough interesting artifacts to be worth paying the small fee. There are even some interactive displays where children (or adults if they have a mind to) can dress in some of the uniform garb of the soldiers and are encouraged to touch some of the other items on display." Read more
"Bushy Run Battlefield was the site of a key British victory over seven tribes of Indians in 1763. It was first memorialized in 1918, when the schoolchildren of Westmoreland County contributed one penny each—70,000 pennies in all—to buy six and a half acres and establish the battlefield as a park. Today, it’s expanded to about 250 acres, and visitors can learn about its unique place in history by walking the Edge Hill Trail." Read more

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Trail Information

Jeannette
Nearby City
1.7
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
1.5
Duration
Apr-Oct
Season
Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society, 1253 Bushy Run Rd., Jeannette 15644; (724) 527-5584; bushyrunbattlefield.com
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Dec 2018