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Address: US Route 30, Laughlintown, PA
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Old Stage Coach stop

Very interesting and informative tour of an old stage coach stop dating back to the early 1800's. Tour takes about an hour and the the original Compass inn is still there. The... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
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Hannibal, New York
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Hannibal, New York
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Very interesting and informative tour of an old stage coach stop dating back to the early 1800's. Tour takes about an hour and the the original Compass inn is still there. The other buildings have been recreated to be authentic. There is the stage coach barn, the cook house, and a blacksmith building. Guide was very knowledgeable.

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Thank Larry C
Pittsburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Our guide Hanna was great! The tour is informative and fun. The Inn is a throw back to stagecoach travel you learn a bit about the innkeepers as well as the stagecoach and innkeepers. Hanna was able to answer all of our questions. We plan to return for one of the museums living history weekends when they fire up the... More 

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Thank Mcbicky
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Great for history buffs. Original buildings and the tour guides were very knowledgeable. Our third or fourth time at this museum and we learn something new each time. Good for families. Suggested age for children should be at least 5 or 6.

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Thank NFB1412
Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

We had an incredible visit to this authentically restored stagecoach stop. The building has stood since 1799 and is not rebuilt which seems to be unique in the area. The museum tour is friendly and interesting with informed docents. We toured during Christmas candlelight tours and the museum was beautifully decorated inside and out. Definitely recommend a visit at any... More 

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Thank Chris M
Louisville, KY
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Visited with a group of retirees. The docents are very knowledgeable and really knew a lot about the museum, its contents and the people of the era. Would be great for children too.

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Thank Hale-Bop
Greensburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

I have taken many groups to Compass Inn, with many senior citizens. They really enjoy the living history. The docents are excellent, share the origins of words and phrases and are attentive to all.

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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2015

This tour came highly recommended to me by my brother. When I decided to visit with some friends, we found that May 3 was Free Museum Day in Ligonier and the surrounding communities. Six museums were on the "Passport" of tours, this being one of them. It is a living, breathing museum. A woman was preparing to bake bread in... More 

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Thank MaritaGodfrey
Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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127 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

We had a great time at the Compass Inn Museum candlelight ghost tour. We arrived just before dark to see very cool torches and a bonfire burning. Several tours guides in full costume throughout the evening. We highly recommend ALL of the tours givin here. This is our second tour and we loved both. The prices can't be beat. Thanks.

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Thank mcgeenmcgoo
Near Pittsburgh
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Be sure to check the website to go on a reenactment weekend of you go - they bake bread in the outdoor oven and have costumed vendors as well as tours of the museum. One of my favorites is the explanations of common expressions - you will love the explanation for "sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite"!

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Thank Cathy K
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

We take the trip to Laughlintown twice a year to see the historic buildings. Love the Christmas tour and blacksmiths shop too. So much past history is mentioned from the well informed, costumed tour guides. Like the way they gather you in rooms and tell the story. Great ending serving hot cider and cookies. Visit the gift shop and pick... More 

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