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Refresh your American history with a stop at Fort Necessity

Stopped at Fort Necessity after a trip to Fallingwater. Family friendly - lots of history to take... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Historic Preservation

Standing along the edge of the Great Meadow you can almost hear the shots & smell the gunpowder... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jane O
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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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
+1 724-329-5512
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped at Fort Necessity after a trip to Fallingwater. Family friendly - lots of history to take in but it's delivered in manageable doses as you meander through the visitor center. Take the short walk out to the fort and try to imagine the 22...More

Thank CelticQT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Standing along the edge of the Great Meadow you can almost hear the shots & smell the gunpowder from the battle long ago. Pay your respects to those who fell in battle, their stories come alive at this small fort. The start of the French...More

Thank Jane O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much better than I expected it to be. Loved the NPS rangers as they were very courteous and knowledgeable. Nice to see a demonstration of historical period solider and demonstration.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is quite compact, but lovely none the less. We explored the location and enjoyed the area.

Thank ReneeH3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One could probably take in this site and the museum in a single afternoon. Of course any visitor needs to make sure they understand the real significance of this place in the beginnings of the French and Indian war, in connection with direct beginnings of...More

Thank lonewulf44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another excellent NPS visit. Visitor center was modern. Great movie explaining the history of the fort. Great ranger-led field trip. Could not ask for more.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Very interesting movie and information at the visitor center. There is a themed playground for children.

Thank lcweezee
Reviewed 9 August 2018

I don't think that this site is as advertised as much as it should be. It is also in quite a remote spot for tourists who do not live Pennsylvania or the Northeast US. We visited the fort for about 2 hours on a rainy...More

Thank Johnson747
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

This battlefield was a mile from our cabin. We decided we needed to check it out. Beautiful grounds & we got lucky as it was an encampment weekend. So knowledgeable staff on hand in period costume to answer questions! Pre Civil War area & was...More

Thank Perkyhylton
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Very nice place to visit with the family. Entrenched with history of the French and Indian war. Free

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Brenda L
30 July 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
11 August 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.