• 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?

Actor portraying George Washington at Fort Necessity

As a young man in the 1750’s, George Washington made four trips over the Allegheny Mountains. He was shot at by the Indians or French during each of these trips. Despite having four holes shot through his coat and two horse shot out from under him, he escaped being hit by any musket balls. More...