• Fort Necessity (NPS photo by Debbie Martinez)

    Fort Necessity

    National Battlefield Pennsylvania

Plan Your Visit

Plan 1 1/2 to 2 hrs to see the historic sites in the main unit of the park. Add an hour to visit Braddock's grave and Jumonville Glen sites.

Click on Operating Hours & Seasons to find out when visitor facilities are open. The Fort Necessity park grounds are daily from Sunrise - Sunset, year-round.

Entrance to exhibits at Fort Necessity/National Road Interpretive and Education Center
The Fort Necessity/National Road Interpretive and Education Center features exhibits that immerse visitors in the sites and sounds of 18th and 19th century Pennsylvania.

What's at Fort Necessity?

A two minute video to help you know what to expect when you visit Fort Necessity National Battlefield.

Did You Know?

Drover herding sheep along the road

Jesse Peirsol, a wagoner remembers one night at a tavern where there were 30 six-horse teams parked in the wagon yard, 100 mules in a pen, 1,000 hogs in an enclosure and as many cattle in the field. He said he would never forget “the music made by this large number of hogs, in eating corn.”