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Fort Necessity National Battlefield

One Washington Parkway, Mill Run, PA 15437
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Mill Run
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites
Description: This historical site marks the first battlefield of the American French and Indian War.
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King George, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Nice small museum describing both the French/Indian War battle and how the first National Highway was built in the area. Small gift shop and restrooms. Behind the museum is a small play area for little kids, and a short trail back to a restored version of the George Washington built fort. When we showed up there were Seneca Indians doing... More

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Trapped in Maryland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

There is a really nice picnic ground area way in the back. And I mean about 3/4 mile down the road behind the visitors center and then an additional 3/4 mile on a gravel road loop. The visitors center is quite new. The importance and significance of Ft Necessity is worth having some kind of park... but face it, this... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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186 reviews 186 reviews
99 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

General Braddock’s memorial was worth a stop-off as we were on route to Uniontown anyway. Well kept and very informative – as usual with roadside memorials like this in America [we invariably stop at Historical Markers when it is safe to do so] and were not disappointed. Not much to see but of interest to we Brits as a young... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
67 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Most know little about what setoff the French and Indian War as well as what followed. This site is very informative with a good indoor exhibit with artifacts on display as well as a 20 minute video in a small theater for viewing. Admission varies, but standard entry fee is $5 each. It appears the fees have been well-spent though... More

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Danville, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I learned so much about the French and Indian War as a result of a visit to this site. The movie is a must-see and will really explain what led up to this conflict. Nice exhibits and friendly staff contributed to positive experience.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Short, well-written film, good museum exhibits, and short walks to both the fort and an old tavern that is part of the history of the place. Allow at least an hour to view the exhibits, visit the fort and tavern; longer if you want to walk around. There are several hikes of varying lengths.

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Naperville, Illinois
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335 reviews 335 reviews
137 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The museum is very well done and will take you a while to go through. Make sure that you watch the movie, it's a great synopsis of what happened here. We Fort itself is about a 5-10 minute walk from the Visitor Center and is surprisingly small (you'll learn more about it in the movie). Ranger was extremely friendly and... More

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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Ranger McFadden was superb in her story-telling and welcoming attitude. My wife and I enjoyed our visit of the fort, which included some snowshoeing, watching the film and learning how a young George Washington grew to be the father of our country. It is definitely a place to visit for anyone wanting to learn more about the importance of the... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We recently visited Fort Necessity for the 4th time. The fort itself is extremely small and can be seen in a few minutes. The role it played in the career of George Washington was huge. The museum/visitor center that has been built in recent years is a great place to learn about the events that took place here. The Washington... More

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Oneida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Impressive film of both the story of the fort and young George Washington and the building of the National Road. The fort itself was a shock that it was so small and crude, but it was done in a hurry. Wonderful history lesson that I sure didn't remember hearing.

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