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Fort Necessity National Battlefield

1 Washington Pkwy, Farmington, PA 15437-9501
+1 724-329-5512
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Pleasant surprise

We were surprised at the excellent audio visual presentation and exhibits the Park Service provides... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
tropicalia
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New York City, New York
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A Step back in Our history.

Easy to access right off the National Road. You need to have a sense of history to understand and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
jhardestysr
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Clymer, Pennsylvania
via mobile
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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
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Reviewed 2 days 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 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank courtrightkj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On July 3, 1754, Colonial troops commanded by 22-year-old Colonel George Washington were defeated in this small stockade. This opening battle of the French and Indian War began a seven-year struggle between Great Britain and France for control of North America.(NPS Website) Always happy to...More

Thank Terry C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Your kids may be bored but if you appreciate history this place is a must visit. Not just about the skirmish during the Indian & French war but an enlightening chronology on 3 clashing cultures that gave rise to the origins of North America's nations...More

Thank Graeme M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for an anniversary visit and my husband was happy that this was right down the road. It is nice that our federal government provides these opportunities to visit historic places for free. The fort was extremely small and it was amazing to...More

Thank Whareareugoing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Though not a destination location, worthwhile if you're in the area. Good information on the French and Indian war -- a conflict I knew very little about. A good 20 minute overview video and a museum worth 45 minutes or so.

Thank Roadtripsters2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We try to include some of our historic site when we travel on vacation. This was one of those sites. The visitors center was beautiful and very information friendly. It is a short walk to the fort's location. Somehow, it seemed so small, until you...More

Thank 1carguy55
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The park has a very nice visitor's center and the film is very informative. On the day we visited, there were only three of us at the time and the ranger took a good amount of time telling us about the battle and walking down...More

Thank Karen123WV
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The facility was very nice and informative. There were only three of us there at the time but we were provided with a ranger talk nevertheless. He did a very good job explaining the history surrounding the time period. He also did a great job...More

Thank Principalbob
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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.
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