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My spouse and I visited the Fort Necessity National Battlefield on a Monday morning in mid-August... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nice little quick trip, learn a little history

We didn't get to experience all of what they had to offer because of the government shutdown, but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Towson, Maryland
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This historical site marks the first battlefield of the American French and Indian War.
1 Washington Pkwy, Farmington, PA 15437-9501
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My spouse and I visited the Fort Necessity National Battlefield on a Monday morning in mid-August 2018. Entrance to the battlefield property is permitted daily from sunrise to sunset; however, the museum operates from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm only. The separate Mount Washington Tavern...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't get to experience all of what they had to offer because of the government shutdown, but it's a nice, quick way to enjoy some history and a quick excursion. Learned a bit, and had a nice hike on a beautiful park.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sueslasagna
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

My teacher daughter wanted to see this since it’s part of the history curriculum. It was very interesting. Worth a stop.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 776joyd
Reviewed November 19, 2018

We stopped here on a long drive to stretch our legs - and saw a good opportunity to get another stamp in our Parks Passport. We really enjoyed the stop! Completed the Jr. Ranger Badge with our 6 year old and learned a lot. Great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank supapfunk
Reviewed November 17, 2018

A good stop if you are in the area. It has a nice museum explaining the use of the Fort. There is easy access. There is a small gift shop and the ranger is very informative.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank buchtel60
Reviewed November 13, 2018

I have driven past Fort Necessity many times, I finally had the time to stop and view the area. There is a 20 minute film which explains George Washington, Jumonville Glenn, and the start of the Revolution! Who really started the war, the French or...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kim O
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

All enjoy a visit to the site. There are great displays and paintings from the French & Indian War. Plus it’s a nice walk from the Visitor Crnter to the site of the Fort.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bigbob44425
Reviewed November 2, 2018

We had visited here several years ago and when we came back we brought friends with us. We were so sorry we did not have more time to spend at the Battlefield and Museum. It is so interesting! My husband and I are both history...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tbruner1952
Reviewed October 31, 2018

I heard about Fort Necessity on a travel website and decided to pass by. I wish I had more time because there is a lot to take in! There's a 20 minute intro video that explains the history that I highly recommend. The exhibit inside...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Arissa P
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

My husband tend to be history nerds. I’m in no way a walking google for the subject, but I find myself interested in the past. I discovered this as part of the “National Road” drive in PA. I’m from about two hours north and didn’t...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Brenda L
July 29, 2018|
Response from Jane B | Reviewed this property |
free. it's a national park. Did not need to use our national park pass.
Bianca D
August 10, 2017|
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Response from Discover637882 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is a small gift shop, but they have a large variety of items.