Farmington, PA 15437
The battle at Fort Necessity in the summer of 1754 was the opening action of the French and Indian War. This war was a clash of British, French and American Indian cultures. It ended with the removal of French power from North America. The stage was set for the American Revolution.
Hours + Fees
The park is open daily from Sunrise - Sunset, all year;
All visitor facilities are closed:November 11, Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., and George Washington's Birthday.
Fort Necessity/ National Road Interpretive & Education Center
Open All Year 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mount Washington Tavern
Open April 15 - November 1
Jumonville Glen, Braddock's Grave parking area, and Picnic Area
Open during summer months only
Map + Directions
The main unit of the park is located 11 miles east of Uniontown, Pennsylvania on U.S. Highway 40. The visitor center, reconstructed Fort Necessity, Mount Washington Tavern and picnic area are located in the main unit of the park.
From Downtown Pittsburgh (approx. 1.5 hrs)
Take US 51 South to Uniontown, then take US 40 East. Park entrance is on the right, 11 miles east of Uniontown.
From Pittsburgh Airport (approx. 1.5 hrs)
Take US 60 toward Pittsburgh Exit and take a right on I-79 south toward Washington, PA. Exit left on I-70 east and take Exit #14 - PA 43 Tollroad ($0.75) toward California, PA, then exit on US 40 east. Park entrance is on right 11 miles east of Uniontown.
From the Pennsylvania Turnpike from eastern PA (approx. 45 mins)
Take Exit #9 - Donegal PA 711 south to US 381. Stay on US 381 south to US 40. Take a right on US 40. Park entrance is one mile on left.
From Western Maryland (20 minutes)
Take I-68 west to US 40 and take US 40 west toward Uniontown, PA. Park entrance is on left one mile past Farmington, PA.
From Morgantown, WV (40 minutes)
Take I-68 east over Cheat Lake to HWY 857 (There are two HWY 857 exits). Take HWY 857 north to PA 43 and take PA 43 north to US 40. Drive on US 40 east for 12 miles. Park entrance is on the right