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Contact: Brian Reedy, 724-329-5470
Farmington, PA: Fort Necessity National Battlefield, a partner of the National Road State Heritage Corridor, will again be a participant in the National Road Festival over the weekend of May 21-22, 2016. The annual festival celebrates the historic National Road, America’s first federal highway.
The Mount Washington Tavern near Farmington originally operated as stagecoach stop during the heyday of the National Road (1820s to 1840s). During the National Road Festival, members of the Friends of Fort Necessity will tell the stories of this historic stagecoach stop and its role in our nation’s development. Dressed in historic costume, they will greet modern National Road travelers at the Mt. Washington Tavern from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Visitors can also see demonstrations of historic crafts and try out some children’s toys and games popular in the nineteenth century. Light refreshments will be available from the Friends of Fort Necessity. Proceeds are used to help fund programs and projects for the park.
The Mount Washington Tavern is a unit of Fort Necessity National Battlefield. The park and tavern are located on US Route 40 eleven miles east of Uniontown, Pa. A park entrance fee of $5 per adult is collected at the visitor center and covers all park activities; visitors age fifteen and younger are free. For more information call 724-329-5811.