Winter Operations 2007-08
Contact: MaryEllen Snyder, 724-329-8131
Winter Operations 2007-08 at Fort Necessity National Battlefield & Friendship Hill NHS
FARMINGTON – 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 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the 2007-2008 winter season. The Mount Washington Tavern, located within the boundaries of Fort Necessity National Battlefield will be closed from October 29, 2007 through March 31, 2008. 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, 2007 through March 31, 2008. 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: November 12 (in lieu of Veterans Day), Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., 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?
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.