Fort Necessity National Battlefield & Friendship Hill NHS announce Winter Hours

Fort cabin and stockade with shadow on snow


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News Release Date: September 27, 2017

Contact: Brian Reedy, 724-329-5811

FARMINGTON – The National Park Service announces the winter hours of operation for visitor facilities at Fort Necessity NB 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, 2017 through April 30, 2018. 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 2017-2018 winter season. The Mount Washington Tavern, located within the boundaries of Fort Necessity National Battlefield will be closed from November 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018.  Braddock’s Grave is open to foot traffic year-round. Vehicle access is dependant upon weather. Jumonville Glen and the picnic area at Fort Necessity will close November 1 and reopen May 1, 2018. 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 For more information on Friendship Hill NHS please call 724-329-2501 or visit the park’s web site at


Last updated: October 18, 2017

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