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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Voorhees, New Jersey
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Voorhees, New Jersey
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

That's how this site would have been billed if click-bait articles existed in the 1700's. It's the place George Washington suffered a crushing defeat, and an important part of history that every American should see. This is a great place to visit on a trip to the Ohiopyle area, and you could spend fifteen minutes or three hours, depending on... More 

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West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We made a trip to the area to visit Fallingwater and discovered that Fort Necessity was nearby also. We just made it right before the visitor center closed. Super friendly park rangers gave us time to look around the center before we headed out on the grounds to see the fort. Glad we took the time to visit!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

When we visited, the power was out in the visitor's center. The rangers could not charge an admission fee and the museum area was closed. However, the rangers were still giving talks and tours, complete with the living history reenactment. Both of my children were given their Junior Ranger badges, even though they could not complete part of the requirements... More 

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Columbia, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The National Park system does an excellent job interpreting the history of America even in small out of the way sites. We enjoyed the ranger talk and the demonstration of firearms used here.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a nice flatish area with some nice trails and a the fort is an easy walk from the parking lot. The park ranger walked us and another family out and a historical re-enactor fired his musket. Be aware that the "fort" is really a small stockade so you're more there for the history and the grounds than to... More 

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The people at the fort were very informative. The battlefield is also filled with nature trails taking you through area allowing you to see a variety of plants and insects. A nice place to spend a day

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It helps explain the goings on during the French & Indian War. It was used as a fort to store goods from Washington's troops. Washington should not have signed surrender papers he could not translate into English. Unfortunately, the day we visited the fort they had a power failure so we did not see the film. Activity area for young... More 

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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It's not the most dramatic site but it's well-worth a trip to see the site where we almost lost George Washington. The guides are always great. Look for reenactment weekends too to learn about the period from "real" people of the day.

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Boardman, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This location is really deceptively named, as the "fort" is a small part of what is offered here. The real main idea is the opening of Western Pennsylvania and the Ohio country to European immigration. The newly built visitor center does a great job of tracing the history of the area, starting with the French and Indian War and leading... More 

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Address: One Washington Parkway, Mill Run, PA 15437
Phone Number: 724-329-5512
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Mill Run

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