• 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?

Group of British soldiers firing muskets at Fort Necessity

In 1771, George Washington purchased the meadow where he had fought the first battle of his military career. He owned the land until his death in 1799. The land is now part of Fort Necessity National Battlefield. More...