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Fort Necessity National Battlefield

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Address: 1 Washington Pkwy, Mill Run, PA 15437-9501
Phone Number: 724-329-5512
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This historical site marks the first battlefield of the American French and...

This historical site marks the first battlefield of the American French and Indian War.

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Fun spot off the beaten path!

We have lived close to Fort Necessity for years and had never been there. We finally decided to stop and are very glad we did - a great little visitor center with a film about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Rockwood, Pennsylvania
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Rockwood, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have lived close to Fort Necessity for years and had never been there. We finally decided to stop and are very glad we did - a great little visitor center with a film about the history of the area, dioramas, and artifacts from Fort Necessity and the National Road. We also took a tour with a park ranger (no... More 

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Smithfield, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

George Washington's first major battle (1754) of his military career was fought here. The fort is open daily 9-5. Closed on major holidays. Entrance fees are $5 PP. Guided tours are included. A 20 minute movie is also available .Informative talks (costumed actors) and weapons demonstrations also included during the summer months. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a pleasant and informative afternoon at the Fort. I had been taken there as a child and hadn't found it of interest, but now that the excellent Visitors Center is there, I found it captivating. I missed all of this in school but this place had just enough to bring events to life without causing loss of interest.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I went to Fort Necessity National Battlefield on its anniversary on July 3, and overall, this is a quaint little park with a pretty advanced visitor center for kids. I had been here about 10 years ago with my family, but it's always interesting to go to a battlefield site on its anniversary. They had a lot... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a square fort with towers, this is NOT the place. Fort Necessity was built out of "necessity." It is a circle of sharpened logs placed upright out of the ground. However, it is a very interesting historical sight. It is a National Park with a $5.00 entrance fee, children 15 and under are free. Also... More 

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Milton, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitor center is well done. The video is worth seeing and the displays are very good. We walked the grounds--very well maintained and worth doing to gain a better understanding of the short distance between the French / Indian force and the English. The fort is not much to see, even less if there is no historic interpter present.... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We checked out Fort Necessity to catch a bit of history. The visitors center was informative. I have a hearing impairment so was disappointed that the film wasn't closed captioned but I think most of the information in it was in the displays. I learned that this was definitely not George Washington's career highlight. The fort is not much to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Necessity on Rte 40, National Rd, east of Uniontown is where George Washington fought his first battle as a British soldier, and so began the French & Indian War. The battlefield is open daily 9-5. You should allow about an hour. We were pressed for time so we saw the 20 min. movie to get the overall view then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grounds of the fort are nicely laid out. The couple of hundred yard walk from the visitor center to the fort is an easy one, nearly entirely level with just a small grade here and there. Amazing how small the actual enclosure of the fort was, around 60-70 in diameter. Also there is Braddock's grave site and Jumonville Glen... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Anything the National Park Service does is good. This is no exception. By all means is you are in the area stop by and see this important part of American history.

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