• Fort Necessity (NPS photo by Debbie Martinez)

    Fort Necessity

    National Battlefield Pennsylvania

Accessibility

View of ramp from parking area to Mount Washington Tavern.

The paved ramp from the parking lot to the Mount Washington Tavern loops around the back of the building and is about 150 yards long.

NPS photo by Tom Markwardt

Mobility

The Interpretive and Education Center, fort reconstruction, and the first floor of the Mount Washington Tavern are all wheelchair accessible.

There is a 200 yard paved trail from the Interpretive Center to the Fort. Wheelchairs are available for loan. Please ask at the desk.

The ramp from the parking lot to the Mount Washington Tavern winds around the building and is about 150 yards long. The second floor of the Mount Washington Tavern is not wheelchair accessible.

The picnic area, while handicapped accessible, does have some uneven terrain.

Hearing

The orientation film is closed captioned. Audio programs on the exhibits in the Interpretive and Education Center are mirrored in the text.

Sight

Audio descriptions of the images in the orientation film are available. Ask at the front desk for the headset. Text in exhibits is large and high contrast. Text is mirrored and supplemented with audio programs.

Did You Know?

People eating in a tavern

One morning in 1845 the Mount Washington Tavern served 72 stagecoach passengers breakfast. Located on the National Road, the tavern was a stop on the Good Intent stagecoach line. More...