National Road Heritage Corridor

The National Road was the first federally funded highway. It was built in the early 1800s along the same corridor Washington travelled in the 1750s. The Mount Washington Tavern, located in the park, operated during the heyday of the National Road. The story of the National Road is told in the Fort Necessity/National Road Interpretive and Education Center. You can relive the spirit of a growing America by travelling the road and visiting the historic homes, toll houses, and scenic vistas.


The Friends of Fort Necessity is a group of people that are committed to work in conjunction with the National Park Service to promote and preserve the history of Fort Necessity National Battlefield and its role in the development of the United States. The Friends raise funds, promote volunteerism at the park, and conduct and participate in special events to support Fort Necessity National Battlefield.

If you are interested in joining you may sign up at the Fort Necessity visitor center or e-mail us at:

Visit the Friend of Fort Necessity on Facebook

Eastern National logo

Eastern National is a non-profit tax exempt organization recognized by the U.S. Congress to aid the National Park Service in their mission of education and service. Eastern National supports interpretation, education, and visitor service programs at Fort Necessity National Battlefield through donations to the park. For further information, visit Eastern National's Web site.

The bookstore at the Fort Necessity National Battlefield visitor center is operated by Eastern National.

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