• Fort Necessity (NPS photo by Debbie Martinez)

    Fort Necessity

    National Battlefield Pennsylvania

Our Partners

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. more...


The Museum of the Cherokee Indian produced traveling exhibit Emissaries of Peace: The 1762 Cherokee & British Delegations, will visit Fort Necessity National Battlefield from April through December 2012.


Did You Know?

Over 100 re-enactors participated in the tactical demonstrations of the battle during the 250th anniversary of the battle.

The action at Fort Necessity was the first major event in the military career of George Washington. It marked the only time he ever surrendered his army to an enemy.