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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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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The presentations help you understand the history behind the French & Indian Wars. The battle at Fort Necessity in the summer of 1754 was the opening action of the French and Indian War. This war was a clash of British, French and American Indian cultures. It was a complicated time, as both sides tried to enlist the help of our... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My son (11), mom (70s), and I visited Fort Necessity recently on a trip through Pennsylvania on the way to a family wedding. We really enjoyed our visit! We arrived close to opening time and saw that there was a ranger-led tour in about 15 minutes, so we paid our entry fee and looked around the museum for a few... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It may be small and many may not know of it, but Fort Necessity is a little gem of a National Park. We really enjoyed the experience. Tour is about an hour and then you can spend personal time walking through the park or listening to the young men dressed in period uniforms explain their life as a soldier. This... More

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Terre Haute
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116 reviews 116 reviews
53 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The weekend we visited was the anniversary of the National Road and there were alot of period acitivities going on. This made the visit much more enjoyable.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed this visit. The tour is only an hour long, but our tour guide was very well prepared. He did a great job of connecting all the dots with George Washington, the reasons behind the French and Indian Wars and the outcomes. If in that part of PA, I would highly recommend the trip to... More

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Blue Ash, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It was a quick trip that enhanced our experience with American history. I knew George Washington had a negative experience in his early military career -- this site provided enrichmentfor me.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This National Park teaches you about many things: George Washington's start as a general, the role of the French & Indian War in history, the American Revolution, and the first national road (US 40). The visitor's center has a great movie & exhibits, and the rebuilt fort is a short walk from the visitor's center. If you visit multiple national... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this site. Any history buff will have a great time enjoying the sites in the area. It is vey informative regarding the early years of Washington.

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Forest, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Although the actual fort was burned by the French the park service have built a replica. Check ahead and find out what time a tour starts and make sure to take it. The park rangers are extremely knowledgable and entertaining. The grounds are well kept and if you have a disability you should have little issue getting back to fort... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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82 reviews 82 reviews
59 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a really cool historic site and worth visiting, we first went to Braddock's Grave, British General Edward Braddock died on his failed campaign one year after the battle, at that unit of the park, there is his grave, and many interpretive signs, then we went 1 mile on the historic National Road to the main battlefield, the Visitor... More

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