• Fort Necessity (NPS photo by Debbie Martinez)

    Fort Necessity

    National Battlefield Pennsylvania

Nearby Attractions

Tourism Information

Fort Necessity NB is in the Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania, southeast of Pittsburgh.

Nearby Attractions

Ohiopyle State Park, PA Route 381, ten miles north of Farmington;
Fallingwater (a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright), PA Route 381, 12 miles north of Farmington;
Kentuck Knob (another Frank Lloyd Wright house), 6 miles north of Chalk Hill, PA;
Laurel Caverns, six miles off US Route 40 west, of Farmington;

National Park Service sites in Southwestern Pennsylvania

Friendship Hill National Historic Site
Flight 93 National Memorial
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

National Park Service sites within three hours

New River Gorge National River, WV
Gettysburg National Military Park, PA
Eisenhower National Historic Site, PA
Catotcin Mountain Park, MD
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, WV-MD
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, WV-MD-VA
Antietem National Battlefield, MD

Did You Know?


In 1848 Robert S. McDowell counted 133 wagons pulled by six-horse teams pass along the National Road in one day. He took “no notice of as many more teams of one, two, three four and five horses.” Thomas Searight remembered as many as 20 stagecoaches in a line at one time on the road.