Participate in a Ranger Program

Ranger Led Programs at Fort Necessity National Battlefield are generally performed seasonally on a daily schedule, varying on staffing availability and weather conditions. If you have any questions regarding any of these programs, please contact the Visitor Center Front Desk at (724)329-5805.

During the 2022 Summer Season Ranger Led Programs will be available starting June 13th, 2022 and ending August 28th, 2022.

Fort Talks

Fort Talks are half an hour long program that talks about the Fort Necessity campaign and The Battle of the Great Meadows. Each Ranger creates their own talk, and may start outside or inside the Visitor Center. Please listen to the Visitor Center Public Address System messages for where that particular talk will start from. All Fort Talks will last approximately 30 minutes, and will end where the Soldiers' Life Presentation program will be held.

Fort Talks Daily Schedule:
  • 10:30 am
  • 12:30 pm
  • 2:30 pm

Soldier Life and Musket Firing Demonstration

Soldier Life and Musket Firing Demonstrations are generally given at the outdoor amphitheater near Fort Necessity, and last about 30 minutes. These talks are presented in Living History by Park Staff or Volunteers, to show what life would have looked like for the British, French, or Native soldiers that were in the Great Meadows on July 3rd, 1754. At the conclusion of the program, a historic weapons demonstration may be done at the Fort to show how black powder muskets were fired. Due to the safety requirements of black powder, musket firing demonstration may or may not occur due to staffing availability and weather conditions.

Soldier's Life Presentation Daily Schedule:
  • 11:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm

Again, all daily Ranger Led Programs are subject to staffing availability and weather conditions.

Last updated: June 9, 2022

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