Fort Necessity

Farmington, Pennsylvania

Fort Necessity was a British fort built in 1754 after Washington’s men skirmished with the French and killed Ensign Jumonville at Jumonville Glen. The fort fell to the French in July 1754. The Delaware and Shawnee Indian tribes then decided to side with the French. A reconstructed fort is located at the original site. A new visitor’s center is opening in 2005. The reconstructed fort is located on Rt. 40 near Farmington, Pennsylvania.

One Washington Parkway
Farmington, Pennsylvania
(724) 329-5512

Hours of Operation

Open daily, Sunrise to Sunset, year-round. Visitor Center open 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Closed: November 11, Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., and George Washington's Birthday.

Fort Necessity
Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau
Visitor Experiences

Battle Field
Fort on Site
George Washington
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Handicap Accessibility
Hiking/Biking Trail
Living History Presentation
Open Year Round
Picnic Area
Visitors Center