• Fort Necessity (NPS photo by Debbie Martinez)

    Fort Necessity

    National Battlefield Pennsylvania

Encampment at Fort Necessity National Battlefield

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Date: May 16, 2014
Contact: Brian Reedy, 724-329-5470

Maryland Forces encampment
Maryland Forces march through and encampment in the Great Meadows

FARMINGTON – The National Park Service will present an accurate, historical portrayal of dress, customs, manners and activities of French & Indian War soldiers this Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25 at Fort Necessity National Battlefield. Volunteers portraying French and Indian War soldiers will be at the battlefield from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days.

Reenactment groups including Compagnie Franches de la Marines du Contrecoeur, Trent's Company, and Maryland Forces will be available throughout the day to answer questions about their equipment and supplies. Dressed in historic costume, they will interpret the events surrounding the battle of Fort Necessity and their impact on world history and offer illuminating facts about military life on the 1750s frontier.At 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day, park staff will present special programs on the life of the frontier soldier.Each talk will be followed by a demonstration of historic weapons.

Fort Necessity National Battlefield is located 11 miles east of Uniontown, Pennsylvania on US 40 – The Historic National Road.Admission to the park is $5.00 per adult. Children 15 and under are free of charge.The fee is collected at the Interpretive and Education Center and is valid for seven days.For more information on the Jumonville affair and Fort Necessity National Battlefield visit the National Park Service web site at www.nps.gov/fone or call 724-329-5512.

General admission for the park is $5.00 per adult. Children 15 and under are free of charge.The fee is collected at the park's Visitor Center and is valid for seven days. Annual passes are available for $15.00. For more information on this and other programs at Fort Necessity, please call 724-329-5512 or visit the park's web site at www.nps.gov/fone.

-NPS-

Did You Know?

Captain Stobo

After the battle at Fort Necessity, hostage Captain Stobo was held by the French at Fort Duquesne. Given some freedom, he drew a map of the fort and had an Indian smuggle it to the British. The map was captured by the French and Stobo tried for treason. He was found guilty but managed to escape.