Learn more about Bushy Run Battlefield
Pennsylvania’s only recognized Native American Battlefield
Colonel Henry Bouquet and a force of approximately 400 British soldiers left Carlisle in July to relieve the besieged Fort Pitt and end a series of unchecked attacks against frontier outposts. The opening of western Pennsylvania to settlement was the result of a decisive victory over the Native Americans at the Battle of Bushy Run, August 5th and 6th, 1763. Highlights of the site include the interpretive exhibit, “The March to Bushy Run” at the site’s visitor center, as well as guided and self-guided tours, special events and educational programs.
What is the BRBHS?
Since 1980, a volunteer-based non-profit organization has strived to promote, preserve and interpret the history and importance of Bushy Run Battlefield. Learn more.
Who is the BRBHS?
The Board of Directors and staff of the BRBHS work in conjunction with the PHMC to keep the programs and events at Bushy Run Battlefield operating. Learn more.
Does the BRBHS have a Mission Statement?
The BRBHS strives to maintain organizational and personal integrity through the implementation of the mission statement through all activities and communications. Learn more.
How and when did Bushy Run Battlefield become a park and museum?
For over 150 years after Col. Bouquet saved Fort Pitt, the hills of Bushy Run Battlefield were plowed and farmed by local families. In the early 20th century, the concentrated effort of one man named C.M. Bomberger were instrumental in getting the first acreage of Bushy Run Battlefield purchased and set aside to serve as a memorial. The story of the growth from the initial 6 and a half acres bought in 1918 to the 213 acres that make up the site today is just as exciting as the battle that took place here. Learn more.