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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 

Right Here in Fayette County

Fayette County government does not have its own Tourism Department.  Fayette County has designated Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau  its TPA - Tourism Promotion Agency.  The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau as been Fayette County's TPA for a number of years and receives 50% of revenue derived from the Hotel Tax and to use this revenue to market and promote tourism by attracting people to visit Fayette County.

In developing this Official Fayette County Government Website, many searches on the web were undertaken to determine some useful links to those visiting Fayette County.  The following are some resources that we trust you will find useful. 

Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau

Visit Laurel Highlands Southern Alleghenies

GAP Trail - Great Allegheny Passage



Fayette County Parks and Trails 

A few of Fayette County's historic and cultural attractions

Coal & Coke Heritage Center The Coal & Coke Heritage Center captures & preserves the history and preservation of the Connellsville Coke Region. Visit our Exhibit.
Cabin home built in 1782 for Col. William Crawford, pioneer,
soldier and friend of George Washington. Located in Connellsville.    
America's most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright
built this home for department store owner, Edgar J. Kaufman in1936                         
Fayette County Fairgrounds 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 & Indian War.  This 1754 battle marked the 1st 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 - 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
Another design of Frank Lloyd Wright
The largest caverns in PA -  Has several amenities
The Cochran family, coal tycoons, built this mansion overlooking the Youghiogheny River
National Historic Landmark. Built in 1803 by ironmaster, Isaac Meason. Site of Gist's Plantation
Former estate of famous coal baron J.V.Thompson.  Now motherhouse 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
Brownsville's historic castle - Home of Jacob Bowman; Owned by Fayette County; Managed by the Brownsville Historical Society
Ohiopyle State Park
The largest state park in PA having whitewater rafting,
hiking trails, camping and more
Built in 1835 and one of two remaining toll houses in PA; Owned by the PA Historical & Museum Commission; Managed by the Fayette County Historical Society
14 mile lake having several amenities                    
General link to the iron furnaces in Fayette County  
Specific links:  Wharton Furnace   Mt Vernon Iron Furnace