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“Serene” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jumonville Glen

Jumonville Glen
Fort Necessity, Mill Run, PA
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Ranked #3 of 4 Attractions in Mill Run
Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Serene”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were quite moved. Lovely hike to a serene spot that belies the horrors that occurred here. Well worth the time.

Visited July 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“George Washington's first combat action”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Located off Jumonville Road along the upper portion of the mountain. Site of George Washington's first military engagement long before the American Revolution. Named for the French officer slain there, the glen itself is quite peaceful. It's a short walk down a paved path to the rocky outcrop overlooking the glen where the French were ambushed by the detachment from above. There are a few weather-worn placards along the path that speak to what happened there. If you read ahead about the site, it's that much more interesting in terms of the significance of the brief firefight that took place here over 250 years ago. Once you're at the base of the glen, the trail becomes a dirt path easily followed back out of the glen to the parking lot. A peaceful setting in the shade of the woods where an event of historical significance led to future events which shaped the nation.

Use caution on the paved path and the dirt path though, both can be slippery, especially given the damp conditions and moss.

Strollers are best left in the car. Just walk carefully with kids, running down the path can easily lead to a bad fall.

Visited June 2014
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Catonsville, MD
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“An interesting glimpse into history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

After visiting Fort Necessity, we were drawn to Jumonville Glen to see where George Washington had his controversial encounter with the French. It's a simple place, but worth a visit. There is ample parking, and a paved path back to the glen.

Visited August 2013
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“Have been going there for years”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Took a motorcycle ride on a Friday and I was perfect. No crowds nature as it should be. Beautiful!! Grew up going to camp there but my husband had never been there. It's great to revisit history. He loved it. Just 2 things! First that night I was covered by bug bites which that's with it. Second I couldn't find Moses rock. It was there 40 years ago. Lol. It is still beautiful!

Visited July 2013
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Merrittstown, Pennsylvania, United States
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“A place to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Jumonville Glenn is a lovely place to get away to. All of this is rich with history from the French and Indian War. Walking and hiking is a pleasure here. Hike up to the Jumonville Cross and get a wonderful view and some peace and quiet.

Visited May 2013
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