Fort Necessity



The Battle at Fort Necessity occured during the summer of 1754. This battle started the French and Indian War which ultimately led to The American Revolution. Today there lies a visitors center next to the fort still standing today over 250 years later. In the summer, attend talks, tours, and historic weapon demonstrations in the meadow next to the fort. In the winter months, cross-country skiing is available to do. There are 5 miles of trails that lead from the fort and intertwine with Jumonville Glen, which is where the first shots of the French and Indian War took place upon George Washington and his army. These trails also loop near General Braddock’s grave as well.


Check out their website for more information regarding the history, tickets, and hours of operation.


Fort Necessity

Address: 1 Washington Parkway
Farmington, PA 15437

Phone: 724-329-5512