Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Farmington

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Fort Necessity National Battlefield is a National Battlefield Site in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States, which preserves the site of the Battle of Fort Necessity. The battle, which took place on July 3, 1754, was an early battle of the French and Indian War, and resulted in the surrender of British colonial forces under Colonel George Washington, to the French and Indians, under Louis Coulon de Villiers.

The site also includes the Mount Washington Tavern, once one of the inns along the National Road, and in two separate units the grave of British General Edward Braddock, killed in 1755, and the site of the Battle of Jumonville Glen.

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  • We stopped at the visitors center for a little stretch and so glad we did! The site of a national battlefield with a display inside that explained the importance of the area. Great for kids and free!  more »
  • George Washington when he was 22 had a battle here which was part of the French and Indian war. The visitor center has view from all sides that were part of the war. See some artifacts as well. Then.....  more »
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  • Great history here! The Park Ranger gave a guided tour after showing a brief movie - both were entertaining and informative! The outdoor area consists of Fort Necessity and the Mount Washington Tavern, plus several walking trails. The indoor area has a lot of informative displays.
  • History, history, history is waiting for you here. From the Battle of the Great Meadow to the modern day route 40 highway. First learn about Washington's only surrender of his his career and how the French and Indians defeated him. From there move forward in history to the modern day national highway in the National Park Service's indoor museum. Head outdoors to view the great meadow and a replica of the fort. Finish your tour with a stop at an old time tavern on the National Road. The stop is all free but worth a donation to keep this place going and pristine.

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