Interpretive Center Closed for Martin Luther King and Washington's Birthday Holidays
Contact: Tom Markwardt, 724-329-5811
FARMINGTON Pa The visitor center at Fort Necessity National Battlefield will be closed Monday, January 19 and Monday, February 16 in observance of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Washington's Birthday federal holidays. 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 winter Federal Holidays.
The Albert Gallatin House at Friendship Hill National Historic Site, the second National Park Site in Fayette County, is open Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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 website at www.nps.gov/fone and www.nps.gov/frhi .
Did You Know?
When James Sampey, the tavern keeper at the Mount Washington Tavern, died he had eight children ranging from an infant to a 24 year old. His wife, Rebecca, took over the operation of the tavern. Thomas Searight noted that “in many instances widows kept the best taverns along” the National Road.