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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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Excellent Display of History!

The building houses an excellent display of artifacts with labels and explainations. Great for the whole family! The movie does an outstanding job of explaining the history in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Salida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The building houses an excellent display of artifacts with labels and explainations. Great for the whole family! The movie does an outstanding job of explaining the history in an exciting and engaging format that will help all ages learn about this historical site. You can also walk the trail and look around the battlefield. Not to difficult for elderly or... More 

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Mcmurray, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

I highly suggest you call ahead actually the day before your visit to find out when the outdoor narrative begins by the park ranger ! The movies run frequently ! The tavern probably stays open til 4 or 5 pm so you can do that last ! It is just a short drive around the corner of the parking lot... More 

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Visited with wife and 2 boys. Everyone enjoyed the VC - chock full of nice displays. The movie is a solid explanation of the events that occurred here as well as the national road development. It is a short walk to the stockade site. Painfully obvious why things went badly for the British sitting in the lowest spot. The Jr... More 

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conn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Small battlefield from the French and Indian War were George Washington suffered a major defeat. Be sure to do a ranger lead tour of the site its a very small site and the ranger talk adds a lot to your visit. The tour includes a very good living history program with a weapons demo. Very nice modern visitor center with... More 

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

A must see If you're in the area for an insight Into a controversial chapter in Col. George Washington's career. Col. George Washinton surrendered to the French after ambushing and killing a French party a year before Britian and France were at war in the colonies. Could have ended his career. This National park does a great job to illuminate... More 

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Grand Rapids
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The site and story involve the French and Indian War (Seven Years War) that the museum allows the visitor to conclude was begun by Washington himself. That may or may not be true, but the story of his mistakes and courage in facing them is quite interesting, and well displayed at the Visitor Center. It covers the competition between England... More 

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Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Friendly staff the park rangers run an excellent show. We toured the battlefield, saw a live ammo demonstration, and visited the Washington Tavern. Great self guided tour in the visitors center with a fun playground for the kiddies....

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We visited this fort with a large group of family members. The park and historical site are in wonderful shape and very well-kept. There's a nice little playground if you have children that need some time to play and run around. The visitor center is modern, clean, and comfortable, with interesting displays about the site and the French and Indian... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This historic venue has an excellent visitors' center with informational displays, a short film about George Washington's early military career, fun playscape for the kids, easy walking trails, and re-creation of the Fort.

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

For those of us who enjoy early american history, this is a great place to learn how the French and Indian war began and where George Washington fought his first battle as a Virginia soldier. The fort was destroyed by the French. This is re-constructed based on historical records; however, It is simply a building that would have stored ammunition,... More 

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