Visit Fayette County
Welcome to Fayette County
Whether you are a first time visitor, a return visitor or a resident of Fayette County, take time to discover and experience Fayette County's history, recreation and many attractions.
Fayette County government does not have its own Tourism Department. Fayette County has designated Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau its Tourism Promotion Agency (TPA). The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau has been Fayette County's TPA for a number of years and receives 50% of revenue derived from the Hotel Tax to market and promote tourism by attracting people to visit Fayette County.
A Few of Our Historic & Cultural Attractions
|Coal and Coke Heritage Center
||The Coal and Coke Heritage Center captures and preserves the history and preservation of the Connellsville Coke Region.
||Cabin home built in 1782 for Colonel William Crawford, pioneer,
soldier and friend of George Washington. Located in Connellsville.
|Fallingwater||America's most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright
built this home for department store owner Edgar J. Kaufman in 1936.
|Fayette County Fairgrounds
||Learn more about the history of the fairgrounds.|
||Houses local history museum focusing on the National Road and
Coal and Coke Era.
||National battlefield site of the opening battle of the French and Indian War. This 1754 battle marked the first event in the military history of George Washington and his only military defeat. Nearby attractions are Jumonville Glen and Braddock's Grave.|
||National Historic Site and estate of Albert Gallatin.|
||Site of Dunbar's Camp during the 1755 Braddock expedition. Also site of the 65-foot-high mountaintop steel cross having a view of over 40 miles on a clear day.|
|Kentuck Knob / Hagan House
||Another design of Frank Lloyd Wright.|
||The largest caverns in Pennsylvania. Has several amenities.|
||The Cochran family, coal tycoons, built this mansion overlooking the Youghiogheny River.|
|Isaac Meason House
||National Historic Landmark. Built in 1803 by ironmaster, Isaac Meason. Site of Gist's Plantation.|
|Mount St. Macrina
||Former estate of famous coal baron J.V. Thompson. Now mother house of the Sisters of St. Basil and annual pilgrimage on Labor Day.|
|Cross of Christ at Jumonville||Stands 60 feet tall on Dunbar's Knob.|
|Nemacolin Castle||Brownsville's historic castle, home of Jacob Bowman. Owned by Fayette County and managed by the Brownsville Historical Society.|
|Ohiopyle State Park||The largest state park in Pennsylvania having whitewater rafting,
hiking trails, camping and more.
||Built in 1835 and one of two remaining toll houses in Pennsylvania. Owned by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and managed by the Fayette County Historical Society.|
|Youghiogheny Reservoir||14-mile lake with several amenities.