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Fort Necessity National Battlefield

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Address: One Washington Parkway, Mill Run, PA 15437
Phone Number: 724-329-5512
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Description: This historical site marks the first battlefield of the American French...
This historical site marks the first battlefield of the American French and Indian War.
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Great place to stop!

Very interesting history lesson! We were lucky to go on a day they were having an encampment. My 10 year old son loved as they reenacted shooting the rifles. They also have a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Pittsburgh
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Very interesting history lesson! We were lucky to go on a day they were having an encampment. My 10 year old son loved as they reenacted shooting the rifles. They also have a great museum they my son loved! I would highly recommend stopping for a visit!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

George Washington definitely slept here! Last year, the excellent (and highly readable) Joseph J. Ellis biography, His Excellency George Washington, interested me in Washington’s early career as a Virginia regimental officer during the French and Indian Wars—“crash courses in the art of soldiering,” says Ellis. At age 22, Washington was second in command of troops bushwhacking in through the dense... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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127 reviews 127 reviews
51 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This small NP pack a lot of history into it's space,be it the actual fort site or the museum. Visitors will learn much about the early settlers and the events leading to the French - Indian War. Another piece of early American history and George Washington. Visiting this NP is worth the drive,mwhile in this area be sure to see... More 

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United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stopped at this French and Indian War site on our way home. It was a great place to get out, stretch our legs, and learn some of our nation's history! Don't miss General Edward Braddock's grave site, which is just down the road.

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Girard
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Took my grandsons, ages 11 and 8 and they were captivated by the entire area. George Washington's ambush at Jumonville Glenn (cool place) and the Fort and the grave site of gen. Braddock's grave. Worth the trip.

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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

What an interesting place. Don't miss the short film before you go out to the fort. The fort is very very small. If you decide to walk up to the Inn, it is very steep.

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Beltsville, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A bit small relative to some of the other battlefields in the region, but a nice visit. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it as a destination, but it is worth a stop if you are nearby.

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Maumee, Ohio, United States
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The history is interesting and the facility is nice. However, the fort itself is rather minimal and disappointing. My junior ranger likes these visits, but his older sister was bored to tears.

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Montreal, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Located old highway 40. Easy to parked and the price for entry is 5$. The film at the beginning explain to you everything you want more info you continue the tour inside and after you walk to history. Very well explain. You want to know how its all began the fight with French...well that's the place to go. Then you... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The visitor center was very interesting. Take the 20 minutes to watch the introductory film. There is also great history on the National Trail. Unfortunately, we were too early in the season for the Tavern to be open, but other than that, worth the stop!

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