Planning for a successful field trip

How Children Learned in the Past

Thank you for reserving the How Children Learned in the Past program at Fort Necessity National Battlefield. Please read this brochure to help ensure you and your students have a safe and enjoyable time. See you when you arrive!

Before your visit

Name Tags: Name tags are very helpful. They allow the park rangers to call the children by name.
Chaperones: One chaperone per 10 students is required. Each child may have one adult chaperone.

Beginning your visit

You should begin your program at the visitor center. You also may like to arrive a little early to use the restrooms. It may not be necessary to get all your students off the bus, since some of them may be riding it to their first activity at the Mount Washington Tavern. Paying the fee Please check in with the park staff when you arrive. There is no fee for this program. The staff will collect information on the number of students, teachers and chaperones.

If for some reason you need to cancel your field trip please call (724) 329-8124 or e-mail the park education specialist to let us know as soon as possible.


The buses will be needed for this program to transport the students from the visitor center to the Mount Washington Tavern and back. There is bus parking at both locations.


This program will be offered rain or shine. The majority of the program is indoors. Rest rooms The public rest rooms are located at the visitor center.


The visitor center has a covered picnic shelter with picnic tables available for use by the students. If you plan to eat lunch on site we can provide indoor storage of you lunches, however, no refrigeration is provided.


Park rangers will direct the group, however, the teachers and chaperones are responsible for discipline. Teachers and chaperones are expected to stay with the group. Inappropriate conduct may lead to the termination of the field trip.

Food, drink, gum and candy are only allowed in designated areas of the visitor center.

Last updated: June 15, 2018

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Mailing Address:

1 Washington Parkway
Farmington, PA 15437


(724) 329-5512

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