Westmoreland County Historical Society

Visting Westmoreland County

Visit www.westmorelandheritage.org to discover the heritage and cultural sites and events in Westmoreland County. 

A stop at www.laurelhighlands.org will have lodging and restaurant options, as well as attractions and events in the three counties of Westmoreland, Fayette, and Somerset.

Check out the links on this page Plan A Visit

We hope your plans will include a visit to Historic Hanna's Town, Westmoreland County's first seat of government and site of the first English courts west of the Allegheny Mountains. 

If you're looking to do research on genealogy or regional history, you'll want to visit the Library at our headquarters.  Below is an overview of these options, but you can learn more on the "Hanna's Town" and "Genealogy & Research" pages on this website.


Allow an hour for the Guided Tour that includes the reconstructed fort, courthouse/tavern, jail, a late 18th century Conestoga wagon, and the Klingensmith House, built in 1802. Learn about life at a Revolutionary War period settlement along the frontier of western Pennsylvania. Gain insight into the struggles, decisions and events that shaped our nation. Examine the roots of American justice.

May, September, October: Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 1-4
June, July, August: Wednesday - Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 1-4
Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day: 10-4

Admission charge
Adults: $5
Students (through high school) $4
Seniors (65+) $4
AAA Discount $4

Special events.  Please see our calendar.

To RESEARCH genealogy or local/regional history, visit WCHS Headquarters

362 Sand Hill Road, Suite 1
Greensburg, PA 15601

Library Hours
Tuesday - Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evenings (Tues.-Thurs) by appointment
Closed: Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Library Use Fee: $5 if you're not a member of WCHS
Photocopies: $0.20 for members of WCHS
$0.25 non-members

Appointments are required and must be scheduled in advance during Library hours.