The Opening Battle of a World War

The battle at Fort Necessity in the summer of 1754 was the opening action of the French and Indian War. This war was a clash of British, French and American Indian cultures. It ended with the removal of French power from North America. The stage was set for the American Revolution. Read More

Storm clouds developing over Fort Necessity in the Great Meadows

The Fort Necessity Campaign

The Great Meadows was the base of George Washington's operations on his campaign to the Forks of the Ohio River.

Entry exhibits in Fort Necessity Interpretive Center

Operating Hours and Seasons

When can I visit the park, including the remote areas and visitor center and museums?

a rock outcropping about two stories high in the woods


Explore the places within Fort Necessity National Battlefield you can visit and enjoy.

Park Ranger standing in front of Fort Necessiy

Virtual Tours

Visit Fort Necessity anytime through these virtual tours.

Last updated: September 27, 2021

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