• 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.
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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.

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Did You Know?

Drover herding sheep along the road

Jesse Peirsol, a wagoner remembers one night at a tavern where there were 30 six-horse teams parked in the wagon yard, 100 mules in a pen, 1,000 hogs in an enclosure and as many cattle in the field. He said he would never forget “the music made by this large number of hogs, in eating corn.”