Planning a successful self guided field trip

Self-guided Visit to Fort Necessity

Thank you for reserving a self-guided visit to Fort Necessity National Battlefield. To help ensure you and your students have a safe and enjoyable time please read this brochure. See you when you arrive!

Before your visit

Please make sure you bring enough teachers and chaperones to adequately supervise the students.

Beginning your visit

You should begin your program at the visitor center. Please stop there to check in. The park ranger or volunteer at the desk can help you plan your visit.

Resources Available

  • Orientation film. The park has a 20 minute orientation film about the French and Indian War and the National Road.
  • Exhibits. The French and Indian War exhibits and the National Road exhibits in the visitor center will be open to your group.
  • Reconstructed Fort. You may walk 300 yards to the reconstructed fort.
  • Mount Washington Tavern. The tavern was a stagecoach stop in the 1830s-1850s. It is now a museum with a furnished barroom, parlor, dining room, kitchen and four furnished bedrooms. It is open May through October.
  • Bookstore. Our bookstore has many books, toys and gifts.


The visitor center has picnic tables available for your use. No refrigeration is provided for bag lunches. Drinks and snacks are sold at the bookstore. No meals are sold on-site.

Other Groups

You may be visiting at a busy time and at the same time as guided field trip groups. There could be guided groups in the bookstore, in the exhibits or at the fort. Please be courteous and wait until they have moved on before entering an area.

Rest rooms

The public rest rooms are located at the visitor center. Cancellation If for some reason you need to cancel your field trip please call (724) 329-8124 or e-mail us to let us know..


Teachers and chaperones are responsible for the conduct of the group and are expected to stay with the group. Inappropriate conduct may lead to the termination of the field trip.
No food, drink, gum or candy is allowed in the buildings.

Last updated: June 15, 2018

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Mailing Address:

1 Washington Parkway
Farmington, PA 15437


(724) 329-5512

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