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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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Fantastic tour guide!

Decided to stop and explore. Did not plan on taking the guided tour but ended up walking into one that was just starting. Well worth it. I believe our tour guide was a Park... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Decided to stop and explore. Did not plan on taking the guided tour but ended up walking into one that was just starting. Well worth it. I believe our tour guide was a Park Service volunteer but he was excellent! One of the best story telling tour guides I've ever seen. Wish I hadda gotten his name! Whether or not... More 

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Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fort Necessity National Battlefield and its associated sites (Braddock's Grave and Jumonville Glen) highlight the early military career of George Washington. His involvement at the beginning of the French and Indian War is explained very well in the film shown at the visitor center. For those who enjoy walking trails which were trod by our forebears, a portion of the... More 

Thank Broderipii
Lido Beach, New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although Washington's quote on the entrance to this battlefield seems so out of place compared to the death and defeat that occurred here in 1754 (something like, "A charming field for an encounter..."), it does draw you in to see what is here. It embodies a unique period of history, and the reconstructed fort makes you want to see what... More 

Thank Clubess1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fort Necessity was a fortress constructed in the 1700s during the French and Indian war by a military force under George Washington's command. Now, Fort Necessity has become a tourist-friendly National Battlefield with a museum, orientation film, a replica of the Fort (the original was burned by the French,) and a children's play area. I'll cover the big aspects of... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ft Necessity is about an hour and a half drive from Pittsburgh, but its historical relevance and enduring significance make the drive worthwhile to all who celebrate American history. There is a National Park Visitor Center with a good movie and museum, plus a small playground and picnic area. Walk from the visitor center to visit the fort and marvel... More 

Thank Robyn M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Mammig
Providence, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 17 April 2017 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 

Thank BakerBunch22
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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 

Thank Dustin M
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 February 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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