An Epic Turning Point
in Colonial America's History
The Battle of the Monongahela
July 9, 1755
The BBHC, in North Braddock, Pa., stands on the very ground where the Battle of the Monongahela — better known as “Braddock’s Defeat” — took place. It is the most widely recognized battle of the French and Indian War (1754-1763) which developed into the first world-wide great powers conflict, the Seven Years’ War (1756-63). This battle was crucial to the military education of a young George Washington and helped inform his destiny as commander of the Continental Army in the American Revolution.
Third Thursdays Homeschool Event - The Battle of the Monongahela
Thursday, January 19
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Homeschool students and their families learn about the fascinating history of the July 9, 1755 Battle of the Monongahela and how it relates to the creation of Pittsburgh by watching a short video, participating in a discussion and exploring the history center.
Pre-registration is free through Eventbrite or by calling the BBHC at 412-271-0800.
The cost at the door will be $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.
The event is free if you have a family membership!
This is the inaugural event of our Third Thursday Homeschool Series that will be geared towards
the 18th century history of southwestern PA.
History is Fun - Strategy Games Day
Saturday, January 21, 2023
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jump into action and join us for a Strategy Games Day at the BBHC! We have a great selection of war and strategy games to choose from including several games donated by reenactor and games designer,
Check out January’s featured games!
Strategy Games Day is geared towards teens, but open to all ages. The fee for anyone 18 and over
7 Years' War Speaker Series
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
7 PM - 8:30 PM
Join us as Dr. David Preston kicks off our 2023
Seven Years’ War Speaker Series with a Zoom presentation featuring "Beaujeu's Victory: Reconstructing the French Perspective on Braddock's Defeat”. Dr. Preston, a professor at the Citadel Military Academy, is the author of Braddock's Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution.
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link
BBHC Members: $5.00
History is Fun
Native American Storytelling
Saturday, January 28
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join us as we welcome Miguel Sague Jr. of the Taino Nation and board member of the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center for an afternoon
of storytelling and learning.
Each child registered will leave with a
book for their age group.
Monday - Thursday CLOSED
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open year round.
Open April through November - Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Open December through March - Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The History Center will be closed April 9, November 23 and December 24, 2023.
Guided Tours available upon request ($7/pp)
Parking available on-site
Building is handicap accessible
Education Programs & Guided School Visits STEM-behind-the-History Workshops available
Public Events throughout the year
Office phone: 412-271-0800
Military, Veterans, & Youths (6-17) $3.00
Children under 6 Free
Residents of 15104 Free
609 SIXTH STREET
NORTH BRADDOCK, PA 15104
The events that took place on this hill overlooking the Monongahela and their impact on world history deserve a modern innovative storytelling experience for visitors. BBHC’s Board of Directors seeks to make the History Center into a world-class museum and the focal point of a multi-use community space in the heart of North Braddock. The current site — and the rich history it represents — already provides an exciting platform for an expanded artifact collection that would be enhanced by state-of-the-art immersive exhibits and interactive educational technology. As the expansion campaign gets underway the Board welcomes the support and participation of all individuals and organizations interested in preserving this vital piece of Pennsylvania and America’s history.
Produced by our sister-site: Fort Ligonier
35-mins guided companion to your visit of the museum and the battlefield.
Access now and listen before you arrive!
Play at your own pace.
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BBHC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit mission-based museum. Tax-deductible donations help support storytelling and education regarding this vital piece of colonial American history.
Your donations will enable the museum to expand its services and programs, develop impactful content, and hire staff to make the exhibitions available to a wider audience.