Fort Necessity Entrance Fees Waived This Weekend
Contact: MaryEllen Snyder, 724-329-8131
Farmington, Pa – Admission to America’s National Parks, including Fort Necessity National Battlefield, will be free Saturday and Sunday, August 14 and 15.
There are two national parks in Fayette County. Fort Necessity National Battlefield is the site of George Washington’s first military action. Friendship Hill National Historic Site is the home of Albert Gallatin, an influential figure in the young United States. In addition, there are three other parks in southwest Pennsylvania: Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Johnstown Flood National Memorial, and Flight 93 National Memorial.
Normally, the entrance fee for Fort Necessity is $5. Friendship Hill National Historic Site and Flight 93 National Memorial do not charge for admission. Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS and Johnstown Flood NMEM charge $4 admission.
For more information on Fort Necessity, please call 724-329-5512 or visit the park’s web site at www.nps.gov/fone. For more information on Friendship Hill NHS please call 724-725-9190 or visit the park’s web site at www.nps.gov/frhi.
A nationwide listing of parks and promotions is available at www.nps.gov/npweek.
Did You Know?
After the battle at Fort Necessity, hostage Captain Stobo was held by the French at Fort Duquesne. Given some freedom, he drew a map of the fort and had an Indian smuggle it to the British. The map was captured by the French and Stobo tried for treason. He was found guilty but managed to escape.