• 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 - November 1
Check at Visitor Center for hours.

The Mount Washington Tavern is closed for the winter months.
Picnic Area
Open April 15 - November 1
Check at Visitor Center for hours.

Jumonville Glen

Open May 1 - October 15.

Braddock's Grave parking area

Open during summer months only.

Did You Know?

George Washington

Before the battle at Fort Necessity, George Washington wrote that the meadow would be “a charming field for an encounter”. After the skirmish at Jumonville Glen he wrote there was “something charming in sound” of bullets. After his defeat at Fort Necessity he never again refers to war as charming. More...