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Fort Necessity National Battlefield

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Address: 1 Washington Pkwy, Farmington, PA 15437-9501
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+1 724-329-5512

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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Young George Washington

Quite an interesting spot to learn about young George Washington and the beginning of the French Indian War. The interpretation displays are quite nice and the short film was... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite an interesting spot to learn about young George Washington and the beginning of the French Indian War. The interpretation displays are quite nice and the short film was really well done. The strange little fort they built there is interesting to say the least because it is round and very small. The grounds are very pretty to walk along... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sometimes my family becomes overwhelmed with all the information thrown at us at historical sites and museums, but here there is a little bit of everything to enjoy and not feel overloaded. Exhibits are interactive and a good mix of French Indian War and pre- Revolutionary western frontier history. I love learning about a young George Washington - good and... More 

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved it here! So historical, and such a peaceful and beautiful place to recharge and relax! We walked here from my mom's house which is located right across Rt. 40, so the next time we get out to her place again for a visit we plan on exploring some more and having a nice family picnic together when there... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I last visited this site in 2004 when a seasonal designed visitor center was here (a round building.) Anyway, the new facility is top notch and explains all activities in the area in detail. I was here to get a Access Pass because I was heading south in the next few weeks, which I received the rules and regs on... More 

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

If you know anything about the Seven Years War/French and Indian War, then this has to be a stop for you! This was essentially one of the very first battles that ended up sparking a true world war! The site of young Washington's true tactical blunder and ultimate surrender, shows he had a lot to learn before leading an army... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed December 10, 2016

The National Park Service always does a nice job. This little known site is a great example of the park service's ability to interpret history. They offered a balanced version of the events and wonderful interactive displays.

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Long Beach, California
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Reviewed November 17, 2016

Really loved this place. Great visitor center with friendly rangers. A nice place to roam and explorer the grounds, visit the exhibits, and check out the old road-side tavern. The visitor center and surrounding grounds really brought history to life. Learned a lot too! Nice little gift shop with some interesting things.

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Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Our family really enjoyed this place. We explored the well-designed museum (informative but not overwhelming), watched the overview movie (recommend, especially if you plan to visit Jumons Glen afterward as it will help you visualize the events that happened there) and took a tour of the fort. There is also a shaded picnic shelter behind the visitor center, making for... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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Reviewed November 3, 2016

Very well done National Park with excellent movie overview and great interactive museum. Artifacts were superb and brought the history to life. Several school groups were taking advantage of this piece of history. Park Ranger was very knowledgeable.

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed October 30, 2016

The visitor center and film was very interesting. I learned a lot that I didn't know about George Washington and the French and Indian war. The short walk to the recreated fort is worth it to help visualize what it must have been like in the tiny fort and trenches. A quick stop at the Mount Washington Tavern (can either... More 

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