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Fort Necessity National Battlefield

Description: Colonial troops commanded by 22 year old Colonel George Washington were defeated in this small stockade at the "Great Meadow". This opening battle of the French and Indian War began a seven year struggle between Great Britain and France for control of North America. Great Britain's success in this war helped pave the way for the American Revolution.
Fort Necessity National Battlefield is located in the mountains of southwestern Pennsylvania, about 11 miles east of Uniontown. The park comprises approximately 900 acres in three separate sites. The main unit contains the visitor center, the battlefield with the reconstructed Fort Necessity, and the Mount Washington Tavern. The Braddock Grave unit is approximately 1.5 miles west of the main unit and the Jumonville Glen unit is approximately seven miles northwest of the main unit.

Directions: Plane - Less than 2 hours from Greater Pittsburgh International Airport.
Commuter flights may be available to Morgantown, WV (45 minutes away) or Connellsville, PA (25 minutes away)

Car - US Route 40, 11 miles east of Uniontown, Pennsylvania. For directions, click "more" below

Public Transportation - Regularly Scheduled busses run from Uniontown and Nemacolin Woodlands past Fort Necessity. Call Fayette Area Coordinated Transport (FACT) 724-430-4600 for schedule information. (Toll Free: 1-800-321-7433.

On the web at

Fort Necessity National Battlefield
One Washington Parkway
Farmington, PA 15437
Phone: Headquarters 724-329-5512 Visitor Information 724-329-5805 Pennsylvania Telecommunications Relay Service (TTY) 800-654-5984

Detailed web page for Fort Necessity National Battlefield
Fort Necessity National Battlefield Map

Recreational Opportunities

Educational Programs
Museums/Visitor Center
Winter Sports
Wildlife Viewing

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