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Fort Necessity National Battlefield

1 Washington Pkwy, Farmington, PA 15437-9501
+1 724-329-5512
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Visiting Fort Necessity is Like Travelling Back In Time

Ok, just being honest... my husband wanted to stop here, I told him I could pass on it, but guess... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fort Myers, United States
Great place to learn some US history

If you're confused about the French & Indian War stop in here and get educated! Extensive visitor... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dallas, Texas
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This historical site marks the first battlefield of the American French and Indian War.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1 Washington Pkwy, Farmington, PA 15437-9501
+1 724-329-5512
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Ok, just being honest... my husband wanted to stop here, I told him I could pass on it, but guess who loved it the most? Yes, me, I had to thank my husband for his suggestion. First, I have to tell you, the staff there...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're confused about the French & Indian War stop in here and get educated! Extensive visitor center lays it all out in an interesting and clear way. Start with the interesting, short film and explore from there. Great exhibits and very friendly and informative...More

Thank laurelee36
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A forgotten battle in a forgotten war. A reminder that a future great leader made a basic tactical mistake at age 22. Philosophizing aside, this visitor center has well done displays, from wampum belts (who knew that they could be "read" in various native languages?)...More

Thank LadyTravellingLight
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I learned a lot while visiting the visitor center at this National Park. There are beautiful grounds to walk, a picnic grove back in the woods, the fort and the old inn. Don't miss the movie at the visitor center or the exhibits inside

Thank dcd0127
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thought we'd spend maybe 30 minutes here, but this visitors center has much to offer, both in regard to the French & Indian War, and the National Road. The displays were excellent. I read every word and never felt overwhelmed with info. I had...More

Thank Janet T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This battlefield is not very impressive. Unless a real history buff and interested in General Braddock and George Washington's early life. I would pass it by.

Thank Joyce P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved learning about George Washington as a young officer. And the British's expansion into the interior of the country. This history is quite interesting. About 1 pm, a park ranger showed us about the French musket. He even fired it.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were surprised at the excellent audio visual presentation and exhibits the Park Service provides at Fort Necessity. My husband, a history buff, asked a question and got a lengthy and instructive answer from a very pleasant ranger. Worth seeing.

Thank tropicalia
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Easy to access right off the National Road. You need to have a sense of history to understand and appreciate this experience. A wonderful visitor’s Center, helpful staff and very informative re-enactors. The retelling of the battle in diorama, displays and actual fortifications takes you...More

Thank jhardestysr
Reviewed October 9, 2017

This National Battlefield was nice, and I especially appreciate the way the Native Americans were portrayed; they receive equal treatment with the British/Colonials and the French. I also appreciate how they don’t sugarcoat George Washington’s blunders here. He is portrayed as a fallible human being,...More

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Bianca D
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Yes, it is a small gift shop, but they have a large variety of items.