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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 little site

While the fort itself is a tiny affair (once you understand the history, you'll know why) but the site is very unspoilt, and the visitor center is well done - a good film and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2012
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English first
usa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
6 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

While the fort itself is a tiny affair (once you understand the history, you'll know why) but the site is very unspoilt, and the visitor center is well done - a good film and several good exhibits.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

A very small but significant battle was fought here for English access to the West. One of George Washington's training grounds and the beginning of a National road. Well preserved and worth a stop.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

If you're a history buff (especially of the American Revolution, French and Indian Wars, etc.) you'll love this National Historic Landmark!

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Took our fourth graders on a field trip here. They enjoyed the hands on experience here. The gift shop was small but had several reasonably priced items for the students to purchase. Very nice outdoor pavillion to eat lunch. On the downside, one of our guides wasn't very "kid friendly." She had a hard time relating to the students and... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I felt that some of the signage could have been a little more informative. It was very interesting, but I like history.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We stopped here 3/4 of the way form DC to Pittsburgh for a family vacation. There was way more to this site than we expected, and would have preferred to do this at a much more leisurely pace than we had to with the time allotted. We spend about an hour an a half here. The fort is recreated, but... More 

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Warrenville, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

I am not exactly history oriented, but still enjoyed the stop. The visitor center was nice and explained the war; a short video was also available. Walking outdoors, there is the battlefield, and tavern - also some hiking trails if you are interested. (We did walk from the battlefield to the tavern which was fairly quick.) The fort itself was... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We had a great time seeing the live lesson on the Life of a Soldier & the Antique Weapon Demonstration. The actor was well informed & passionate about the subject matter. We got to walk around the battlefield & see the recreated fort. Lots of fun!

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Atlanta
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

A nice visitor center, a well done brief film, and enthusiastic park rangers make this a worthy site to visit, especially as you learn that George Washington, who would become our country's first president, helped to set in motion a world war from this very spot. Few of us know much about the young George Washington and here is a... More 

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Highland Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Fort Necessity was the site of a British defeat that marked the beginning of The French and Indian War, where a young George Washington learning some very hard lessons. There is a nice Visitor 's Center and then a short walk to the recreated Fort with some well- informed reanactors.

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