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On July 3, 1754 troops commanded by 22-year-old Colonel George Washington were defeated by a force of French and Native Americans at this small stockade in the wilderness of the Allegheny Mountains. This opening battle of the French and Indian War began a seven-year struggle between Great Britain and France for control of North America and set the stage for the American Revolution. Experience the battlefield and the Interpretive and Education Center, which features interactive exhibits, a 20-minute film and museum shop. New experiential tours are available. Talks, tours, and historic weapons demonstrations are offered during the summer months. Also tour a furnished historic tavern museum, the Mt. Washington Tavern (circa 1830's). There, learn of life along the National Road, America's first federally-built highway and what it was like to travel by stagecoach. Check the website for details.
Fort Necessity Battlefield is one of five national parks in the Laurel Highlands region.