Westmoreland County Historical Society

Fall Family Day at Historic Hanna's Town

Fall Family Day at Historic Hanna's Town

The Westmoreland County Historical Society’s Fall Family Day at Historic Hanna’s Town will feature an encampment with John Proctor’s Independent Battalion Westmoreland County Pennsylvania.  Programs will feature 18th century life, including a military camp, and demonstrations of period fire-arms at the fort.   

Throughout the day:

Guided tours of the site

Play 18th century toys and games

Make a fall craft

Sandwiches and snacks will be available for purchase

Scheduled events:

1:00  Cemetery Tour, visit Gallows Hill, & Curse of John Trotter reenactment.  Gather on porch of Klingensmith House.


This special candlelight tour features things people were afraid of in the late 18th century and looks at how the early Scots Irish settlers of Westmoreland regarded Halloween. This is not a ghost tour, but in the flickering candlelight, we may see shadows of things that once were, and hear echoes from the past. Tours begin at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m.; 7 p.m.; and 7:30 p.m.  Reservations are recommended. Call 724-532-1935 x210. Fee is $5 per person; no discounts.