The Opening Battle of a World War
The battle at Fort Necessity in the summer of 1754 was the opening action of the French and Indian War. This war was a clash of British, French and American Indian cultures. It ended with the removal of French power from North America. The stage was set for the American Revolution.Read More
Field Trip: Three Cultures in Conflict
Park rangers guide students to the fort and have them participate in hands-on activities while they learn about the French and Indian War.Read More
A variety of programs are available for scouts. These programs were developed to integrate with scouting programs and badge requirements.Read More
Roster of Virginia Regiment
Thirty-three men, mostly British, died at Fort Necessity. As no remains have ever been found, the battlefield is also treated as a cemetery.Read More
Did You Know?
Captain Louis Coulon de Villiers, who led the French attack on Fort Necessity, was the brother of Ens. Joseph Coulon de Jumonville, who was killed five weeks earlier by the British.