• Fort Necessity (NPS photo by Debbie Martinez)

    Fort Necessity

    National Battlefield Pennsylvania

Support Your Park

Exhibit showing American Indian presenting wampum

The Fort Necessity/National Road Interpretive and Education Center was the result of generous community support.

Donations and Monetary Contributions

Your support of is an important component of the preservation of Fort Necessity. Your donations enhance the programs and activities to protect park resources and provide visitor services and we are very grateful for your support. There are several ways of supporting Fort Necessity. Find out how you can help.

 
Girls with shovels digging up a bush

Volunteers from the local community remove invasive plants in preparation for forest restoration.

There are many opportunities to volunteer at Fort Necessity. Use your skills in historical interpretation, welcoming visitors, maintenance trades or the natural sciences in the stewardship of this special place.

Housing and RV campsite are available for full time volunteers and interns. Training, volunteer uniform shirts and/or living history costumes may be provided. Historic black powder weapons training for living history soldiers in usually held in early June.

Send a message to the volunteer coordinator for more information.

 
Costumed Indian interpreter and visitor

Interns at Fort Necessity help visitors experience the clash of cultures that led to the French and Indian War

Internships

College credits may be earned through internships. Students should speak with their advisers about the number of hours required to earn college credit.

Did You Know?

Rebecca Sampey

When James Sampey, the tavern keeper at the Mount Washington Tavern, died he had eight children ranging from an infant to a 24 year old. His wife, Rebecca, took over the operation of the tavern. Thomas Searight noted that “in many instances widows kept the best taverns along” the National Road.