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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
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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Nice park

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Beltsville, Maryland
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Beltsville, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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68 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Philadelphia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We spent 2 hours at Fort Necessity but it can be seen in less time. We read everything when we visit an historic place so we tend to take longer than most people. Start with the video to get a general overview of what happened when and why George Washington built the fort, then view the indoor exhibits. We didn't... More 

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Sturgis, Michigan
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Over Thanksgiving, my wife and I took our girls to the fort. The fort is small but easy to get to it. The visitor's center had a number of artifacts that we all enjoyed. It was very nicely presented and told of the early career of George Washington. I learned more about the French and Indian war in two hours... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Museum & orientation movie inside laid groundwork to understand what lead to this fort's creation and the battle that happened here. Beautiful shaded paved walk to the fort. I was shocked at the size of the fort; much respect for the men who fought herein their circumstances. There is also a paved path to an Inn as well. I don't... More 

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Texas
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125 reviews 125 reviews
44 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

To stand right there where it happened, really amazing. Plus, the ladies in the visitors center were very nice, too. Highly recommend this side trip.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

During a recent conference at Nemacolin Resort I had a chance to visit the Fort Necessity Battlefield. Video and exhibit are very well done. Knowledgeable Park Rangers. The Fort is a nice 300 yard walk from the visitor center. This park is also part of our nations first highway The National Highway which now is US-40. There is also a... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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10 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

There is a very informative NPS exhibit. The actual reproduction fort is not so special but probably the original fort wasn't either. The Rangers and volunteers are bursting to show and tell. Schools are sketchy are the history lessons because of they only want to show the good sides of American heroes.

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