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How to Reach Fort Necessity

Fort Necessity National Battlefield Site, located 11 miles east of Uniontown, Pa., may be reached over U. S. 40 from the west and east; from the Somerset interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike over State Route 53 to U. S. 40; from the Donegal interchange of the Turnpike over State Route 381 to U. S. 40; from Morgantown, W. Va., over U. S. 119 to U. S. 40 at Uniontown. U. S. 51 is a direct highway from Pittsburgh to U. S. 40 at Uniontown. Blue Ridge Bus Lines operate over U. S. 40.

About Your Visit

Information and free literature concerning the site may be obtained at the stockade. The services of the superintendent are available at the fort daily from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. During the summer months, a ranger historian is also on duty.

Parking facilities are available a short distance from the fort.


Fort Necessity National Battlefield Site was acquired by the War Department in 1931 and transferred to the National Park Service in 1933. It is under the immediate supervision of the superintendent.

Communications regarding the site should be addressed to the Superintendent, Fort Necessity National Battlefield Site, Farmington, Pa.

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