• Fort Necessity (NPS photo by Debbie Martinez)

    Fort Necessity

    National Battlefield Pennsylvania

Interpretive Center Closed Martin Luther King and Washington's Birthday Holidays

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Date: January 11, 2007
Contact: Tom Markwardt, 724-329-5811

Local National Parks Observe Martin Luther King and Washington's Birthday Holidays


The Visitor center at Fort Necessity National Battlefield will be closed Monday, January 15 and Monday, February 19 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 web site at www.nps.gov/fone and www.nps.gov/frhi .



Did You Know?

Indians and British Soldiers

The Delaware warrior Shingas initially wanted to fight with the British. He asked British Gen. Braddock if the Indians could live on the land after the French were defeated. Braddock said no Indians will own the land. Shingas got so angry he went to fight with the French.