• Fort Necessity (NPS photo by Debbie Martinez)

    Fort Necessity

    National Battlefield Pennsylvania

Fort Necessity Interpretive Center Closed Christmas and New Years days

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Date: December 15, 2006
Contact: Interpretive Center Staff, 724-329-5811
Contact: Information Desk, 724-329-5805

The visitor center at Fort Necessity National Battlefield will be closed Monday, December 25, 2006 in observance of the federal Christmas holiday. The visitor center will also be closed Monday, January 1 for the New Year's holiday. The park grounds, including the trails, will remain open to the public from sunrise to sunset. 

The Fort Necessity/National Road Interpretive and Education Center (visitor center) is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except for Federal Holidays. 

The Albert Gallatin House at Friendship Hill National Historic Site is open Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 during the winter months.

More information on both parks is available by calling the parks directly. The number for Fort Necessity National Battlefield is 724-329-5805. The phone number at Friendship Hill National Historic Site is 724-725-9190. Information is also available on the National Park Service web site at www.nps.gov/fone and www.nps.gov/frhi.

Did You Know?

Swivel gun

The nine swivel guns Washington brought on the Fort Necessity campaign each weighed just under one hundred pounds. They shot half pound balls about an inch and half indiameter.