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Contact: Brian Reedy, 724-329-5470
FARMINGTON –The National Park Service announces the winter hours of operation for visitor facilities at Fort Necessity and Friendship Hill NHS, located in Fayette County Pennsylvania.
The Historic Gallatin House, located at Friendship Hill National Historic Site will be open Saturdays and Sundays beginning October 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017. The park grounds will remain open sunrise to sunset all winter for visitors who enjoy walking in the park.
The Fort Necessity National Battlefield and National Road Heritage Corridor Interpretive and Education Center will remain open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the 2016-2017 winter season. The Mount Washington Tavern, located within the boundaries of Fort Necessity National Battlefield will be closed from November 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017. Braddock's Grave is open to foot traffic year-round.Vehicles access is dependant upon weather. Jumonville Glen and the picnic area at Fort Necessity will close November 1 and reopen May 1, 2017.Park staff will open the Mount Washington Tavern or Gallatin House for group programs with one week advance notice.
Both parks will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.During periods of severe weather, the Superintendent may adjust visiting hours as needed in the interest of visitor and employee safety.
For more information on Fort Necessity, please call 724-329-5511 or visit the park's web site at www.nps.gov/fone.For more information on Friendship Hill NHS please call 724-329-2501 or visit the park's web site at www.nps.gov/frhi.