Welcome to our website! Whether Westmoreland County is your home, your ancestors' home, or a place you would like to visit, let the Star guide you.
Star of the West was a title given to Westmoreland County by 18th century German pioneers who regarded it as a "stella" or star as they traveled from eastern Pennsylvania through this region and toward western territories. The 5-pointed star also represents the five counties that were carved from Westmoreland's original boundaries - Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland. This Star reflects our mission to provide a guide through history to a greater understanding of the present and a clearer path to the future.
Please make your reservations quickly by calling 724-532-1935 x210. The 11:30 tour on December 5 and the 1 p.m. tour on December 12 are already full. There are still openings at 1 p.m. on the 5th and 11:30 a.m. on the 12th. Depending on interest, extra tours may be added, so we will keep a waiting list and call if additional times are available.