• Fort Necessity (NPS photo by Debbie Martinez)

    Fort Necessity

    National Battlefield Pennsylvania

Operating Hours & Seasons

The park grounds are open daily from Sunrise - Sunset, all year;

Fort Necessity/ National Road Interpretive & Education Center

Open Daily: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed on the following Federal Holidays:
January 1, 3rd Monday in January, 3rd Monday in February, 4th Thursday in November, December 25.

Mount Washington Tavern

Open April 15 - October 31
Check at Visitor Center for hours.

The Mount Washington Tavern is closed for the winter months.
Picnic Area
Open April 15 - October 31
Check at Visitor Center for hours.

Jumonville Glen

Open May 1 - October 31.

Braddock's Grave parking area

Open during summer months only.

Did You Know?

Stagecoach

In 1848 Robert S. McDowell counted 133 wagons pulled by six-horse teams pass along the National Road in one day. He took “no notice of as many more teams of one, two, three four and five horses.” Thomas Searight remembered as many as 20 stagecoaches in a line at one time on the road.