• Fort Necessity (NPS photo by Debbie Martinez)

    Fort Necessity

    National Battlefield Pennsylvania

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April 14, 2014
Seneca Nation of Indians Partners with National Park Service on Exhibit and Cultural Education at Fort Necessity
The National Park Service has partnered with the Seneca Nation of Indians in New York. The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum in New York has developed the exhibit entitled "The Seneca and the French & Indian War. The exhibit opens April 19, 2014 for National Park Week at Fort Necessity National Battlefield. Entrance fees will be waived at the National Park sites in western Pennsylvania.

March 04, 2014
Tourism to Western PA National Parks Creates $44 Million in Economic Benefit
New report shows that 800,000 visitors to in Western Pennsylvania national park sites spent over $44 million in communities near the parks in 2012 . That spending supported 677 jobs in the region. The five parks include: Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS, Flight 93 National Memorial, Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Friendship Hill NHS, and Johnstown Flood National Memorial.

February 22, 2014
Winners of 2014 Washington's Birthday Art Contest Announced
The winners of the 2014 George Washington's Birthday Art Contest were honored in a ceremony at the Fort Necessity Visitors Center

Did You Know?

Rebecca Sampey

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.