• 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?

Over 100 re-enactors participated in the tactical demonstrations of the battle during the 250th anniversary of the battle.

The action at Fort Necessity was the first major event in the military career of George Washington. It marked the only time he ever surrendered his army to an enemy.