Fort Necessity National Battlefield

Fort Necessity National Battlefield

Fort Necessity National Battlefield
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This historical site marks the first battlefield of the American French and Indian War.
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  • Douglas B
    199 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden Gem.
    Hidden gem found by accident looking for a place to spend the night. Kinda off the beaten path but worth the effort. Very educational. I now see George Washington in a totally different light. Very good park ranger and excellent living history reenactors.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 July 2023
  • Al M
    Delaware, Ohio23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative and interesting information
    Huge amount of information inside. We watched a 20 minute video about the battle which was very interesting. Interesting to learn about George Washington before being a continental general. Outside was wonderful with the walking audio tour.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 August 2023
  • barb t
    Hartville, Ohio283 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting For Everyone
    What an interesting place. Did you know George Washington walked RIGHT THERE?? Do take the time to watch the 20 minute movie and take the indoor tour. I am not a Revolutionary War fan, but I found it fascinating. The gift shop is chock-ful of things. Do some shopping and support your National Parks.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 April 2024
  • MeryMeCo
    Galesburg, Illinois938 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    George Washington fan
    We live in Illinois so Abraham Lincoln was always my favorite president. But after reading Hamilton and Washington by Ron Chernow, I became fascinated with George Washington. I planned a trip to Philadelphia to see all the history that city held and I was hoping I could talk my husband into going to Ft. Necessity on the way home and he was more than happy to do it. It was a quiet day with only a few other visitors. We enjoyed the movie and the exhibits. They have a wonderful playground to entertain the young ones. I've never seen a historical park have anything like that before. It's a short walk from the visitor's center to the reconstructed fort. My husband uses a cane and was able to walk to it. It's so thrilling for me to see the places I've only read about in a book. It made it all come alive for me. Well worth the time. Plus, General Braddock's grave is only a little ways away. Beautiful drive here on the National Road (Hwy 40).
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 May 2024
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greglinmon
Las Cruces, NM1,036 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Our family including two teen age boys spent a morning here, an hour. Great site, educational movie, strong knowledgeable staff. The site has great displays the walk to the fort replica is safe and easy. Super clean and well maintained. Jut a great day. The young man ho was a Park Ranger was outstanding.
Written 2 June 2024
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MeryMeCo
Galesburg, IL938 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We live in Illinois so Abraham Lincoln was always my favorite president. But after reading Hamilton and Washington by Ron Chernow, I became fascinated with George Washington. I planned a trip to Philadelphia to see all the history that city held and I was hoping I could talk my husband into going to Ft. Necessity on the way home and he was more than happy to do it.

It was a quiet day with only a few other visitors. We enjoyed the movie and the exhibits. They have a wonderful playground to entertain the young ones. I've never seen a historical park have anything like that before.

It's a short walk from the visitor's center to the reconstructed fort. My husband uses a cane and was able to walk to it.

It's so thrilling for me to see the places I've only read about in a book. It made it all come alive for me.

Well worth the time. Plus, General Braddock's grave is only a little ways away. Beautiful drive here on the National Road (Hwy 40).
Written 12 May 2024
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barb t
Hartville, OH283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
What an interesting place. Did you know George Washington walked RIGHT THERE?? Do take the time to watch the 20 minute movie and take the indoor tour. I am not a Revolutionary War fan, but I found it fascinating. The gift shop is chock-ful of things. Do some shopping and support your National Parks.
Written 10 April 2024
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Douglas B
199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Great educational opportunity about George Washington. Very friendly and knowledgeable tour guides along with a living history presentation. Off the beaten path.
Written 9 January 2024
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Al M
Delaware, OH23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Huge amount of information inside. We watched a 20 minute video about the battle which was very interesting. Interesting to learn about George Washington before being a continental general. Outside was wonderful with the walking audio tour.
Written 9 August 2023
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Lead2829
North Lawrence, OH319 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
I had fun here. Fort was neat to see, and the museum has a video and a bunch of exhibits. There were some reenactors there that were fun to talk to. The Washington Tavern was right up the hill.
Written 18 July 2023
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Elizabeth M
Brooklyn, NY9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
I'm not normally a fan of forts. Especially on a warm, muggy day. But we were close by and, with another couple, we spent a little over an hour learning some history in this pretty place where blood was shed, The park service ranger's description of the soldier's experience and the Indian perspective nicely bring to life the scene of the battle. The National Park Service rangers in the Interpretive Center are a wealth of information and are happy to share their knowledge saving you from having to read all the little info panels in the museum area. Enjoy the experience and then go have lunch at Bittersweet Cafe.
Written 17 July 2023
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Douglas B
199 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Hidden gem found by accident looking for a place to spend the night. Kinda off the beaten path but worth the effort. Very educational. I now see George Washington in a totally different light. Very good park ranger and excellent living history reenactors.
Written 12 July 2023
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Alicia_JA
Chicago350 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We visited on a chilly, sunny, morning. The grounds are beautiful and are connected through well maintained pathways. The film in the visitor center tells the story of this site perfectly. I was unaware of this important history prior to visiting. Be sure to visit all of the adjacent sites associated with Fort Necessity.
Written 30 May 2023
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ChrisH
Frederick, MD524 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Two adults visited here in mid-May 2023 for about four hours. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent. The exhibits in the Visitor Center are very well done and cover the history of Fort Necessity, George Washington’s role and the subsequent French & Indian War. There is also a good section on the history of building the National Road and an excellent short film. The actual fort on the site is a 1950’s recreation based on archaeological evidence and is much smaller than we realized from the descriptions. We also visited the Washington Tavern (a very short drive) and General Braddock’s grave site (several miles away). We probably spent more time than most people but we enjoy reading all of the exhibit information. There are walking trails available but we didn’t use them. This filled in a section of history for us that was not covered very well way back in social studies or high school American History classes. There is an internet based audio tour available that adds more details for various stops at Fort Necessity and also at the Friendship Hill National Historic Site (also worth seeing). To listen to the audio you have to call a telephone number posted at Fort Necessity, Washington Tavern and/or Friendship Hill. Each tour stop narration lasts 60 to 90 seconds and all were interesting.
Written 24 May 2023
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