• Fort Necessity (NPS photo by Debbie Martinez)

    Fort Necessity

    National Battlefield Pennsylvania

Be A Junior Ranger

Fort Necessity Junior Ranger Badge

Earn a Junior Park Ranger badge ant the right to wear the Fort Necessity Jr. Ranger Patch.

Junior Ranger Program

Become a Fort Necessity Junior Ranger! Pick up a Junior Ranger activity booklet at the Visitor Center. Start as a Recruit and explore the park and complete the activities to work your way through the rank of Captain and up to Colonel. The more activities you complete, the higher your rank.

Available year-round.

Did You Know?

Group of British soldiers firing muskets at Fort Necessity

In 1771, George Washington purchased the meadow where he had fought the first battle of his military career. He owned the land until his death in 1799. The land is now part of Fort Necessity National Battlefield. More...