Winter Operations 2006-07
Contact: MaryEllen Snyder, 724-329-8131
The National Park Service announces the winter hours of operation for visitor facilities at Fort Necessity NB and Friendship Hill NHS, located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
The Fort Necessity National Battlefield and National Road Heritage Corridor Interpretive and Education Center will remain open seven days a week from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. for the 2006-2007 winter season. The Mount Washington Tavern, located within the boundaries of Fort Necessity National Battlefield will be closed from October 29, 2006 through March 31, 2007. With one week advance notice park staff will open the Tavern for teachers who want to bring school groups to programs at the Tavern.
The Historic Gallatin House, located at Friendship Hill National Historic Site will be open Saturdays and Sundays beginning October 29, 2006 through March 31, 2007. The park grounds will remain open all winter for visitors who enjoy walking in the park.
Both parks will be closed on the following winter holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day, Martin Luther Kings Jr. Day and Washington’s Birthday.
For more information on Fort Necessity, please call 724-329-5512 or visit the park’s web site at www.nps.gov/fone. For more information on Friendship Hill NHS please call 724-725-9190 or visit the park’s web site at www.nps.gov/frhi.
Did You Know?
Captain Louis Coulon de Villiers, who led the French attack on Fort Necessity, was the brother of Ens. Joseph Coulon de Jumonville, who was killed five weeks earlier by the British. Before reaching Fort Necessity, the French stopped where Jumonville was killed. De Villiers said he wanted vengeance.