Westmoreland County is teeming with things to do. The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, located in Greensburg, opened in 1959 and hosts one of the area’s biggest collections and exhibitions of American and southwestern Pennsylvania art. The Westmoreland, as it is referred to, hosts a number of rotating exhibits throughout the year that includes sculptures and paintings from 18th, 19th and 20th century American artists. Visitors are able to enjoy guided or self-guided tours, afternoon and evening lectures, family visits, classes and camps for children, and unique items from the museum gift shop.
Historic Hanna’s Town and Fort Ligonier are two of the county’s most famous historical sites and museums. Both of these sites offer a glimpse into the region’s history through tours, exhibits, and living history events and activities.
Westmoreland County is home to a number of other museums and galleries located in various sites around the region including: the A-K Valley Heritage Museum in Tarentum, the Alex Fletcher Memorial Art Center in Hempfield, the Antiochian Heritage Museum and the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art are both located in Ligonier, Baltzer Meyer Historical Society in Greensburg, the Bushy Run Battlefield in Harrison City, the Compass Inn in Laughlintown, the L.E. Smith Glass Factory in Mt. Pleasant, the Saint Vincent Gristmill in Latrobe, the Victorian Vandergrift Museum in Vandergrift, the West Overton Museum in Scottdale, and the Youngwood Historical Railroad Museum in Youngwood.