Field Trips

Bring your students on a field trip!

Guided field trips are offered at Fort Necessity throughout the year. Please call 724-329-8124 or email us to inquire about availability or to make a reservation.

Three Cultures in Conflict at Fort Necessity Grade 4-6

Travelers and Workers Along the National Road Grade 3

Guided Programs for Middle School and High School Students Grades 7 - 12

How Children Learned in the Past Pre K -Kindergarten

Self-guided Field Trips K - College

The Fort Necessity Interpretive and Education Center includes a theater where the 20 minute film "Road of Necessity" is shown, museum exhibits on the French and Indian War and the National Road, a gift shop/bookstore, a multipurpose room for educational programming and an interpretative playground.

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  • Student's explore items soldier's used daily.

    Students decide if they would have joined the American Continental army. They hear the promises made by the recruting sergeant,  they examine the winter "housing."  Student explore replica accoutrements, clothing and equipment.

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Colonial History, History, Revolutionary War, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    New Jersey Core Standards:  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL4.4, SL.5.4, SL.6.4; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.8, RH.6-8.9.  United States History Content Standards 5-12: Era 3- 2C, 3.
  • Park Ranger in period costume with students

    Visiting Fort Necessity is a great way for your students to learn history.  Your class can attend one or more of the following 45 minute stations: guided tour of the reconstructed fort, guided tour of the Mount Washington Tavern, guided program on the American Indians and the fur trade or viewing the orientation film and seeing the museum exhibits.

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Economics, French and Indian War, Military and Wartime History, U.S. Presidents
    National/State Standards:
    National Standards for History: Grade 5-12, Era 2, 3. Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: I, II, III, VI, VII, IX.  Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy SL.1.
  • Examining the primary source allows you to listen to the past tell us what really happened.

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Colonial History, Education, Historic Preservation, Museum Studies, Revolutionary War
    National/State Standards:
    Common Core Standards:  RH 6-8.1.; RH 6-8.6.
    New Jersey Content Standards: 6.1.12.D.2.a.
    National History Standards: Era 3, Standard 1b; Era 3, Standard 1c.
  • Fort Necessity National Battlefield

    Self-guided Field Trip

    Photograph of the entrance to the park's museum exhibits

    School groups are welcome to visit Fort Necessity self-guided.  Schools that offer students academic credit and visit the park to teach the students about the park's resources may be eligible for an academic fee waiver of the entrance fee.  The class can see the park’s orientation film, visit the museum, walk to the reconstructed fort, tour the Mount Washington Tavern (season) and shop in the bookstore. 

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Pre-Kindergarten-College Undergraduate Level
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Colonial History, Economics, French and Indian War, Military and Wartime History, Pioneer America, Transportation, U.S. Presidents, Westward Expansion
  • Fort Necessity National Battlefield

    Three Cultures in Conflict at Fort Necessity

    Students loading pretend muskets inside Fort Necessity

    Three very different cultures came into conflict over trade and land, sparking the Battle at Fort Necessity.  This guided program has the students go on a 1 hour guided tour to the fort where they participate in a mapping activity and learn that George Washington was short on supplies.  The students also participate in a 1 hour workshop where through hands-on activities they discover how the French and British interacted with the American Indian through the fur trade. 

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Economics, French and Indian War, U.S. Presidents
    National/State Standards:
    National Standards for History: k-4 Standard 2, 3, 4; grade 5-12 Era 2, 3. Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: I, II, III, VI, VIII. Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy SL.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy RI. 1.
  • Fort Necessity National Battlefield

    Travelers and Workers Along the National Road

    Students doing the chores in the hands-on activities section of the program

    Traveling and working in the 1840s was much different than today.  This program helps students learn about travel and travel accommodations on the National Road.  The students go on a 1 hour guided tour of the Mount Washington Tavern where they try-on old-time clothes and learn about the rooms from “voices from the past.”  The students also participate in a 1 hour workshop where they do the tavern chores: washing the laundry, counting the money, making the biscuits and cleaning the horse stalls.

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Second Grade-Third Grade
    Subjects:
    Commerce and Industry, Community, History, Transportation
    National/State Standards:
    National Standards for History: k-4 Standard 1, 2, 3. Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: II, VII, VIII.  Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy SL.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy SL.3.
  • Student's explore soldiers winter quarters.

    Students take on the personalities of soldiers and civilians based on primary documents. They read their characters claims, complaints and compliments and the entire group will decide the appropriate punishment, or reward, based on the evidence presented.

    Type:
    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Colonial History, History, Revolutionary War, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    New Jersey Core Standards:  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.4; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.8, RH.6-8.9.  United States History Content Standards 5-12: Era 3- 2C, 3.