Fort Necessity was the site of the first battle of the French and Indian War, the first and only military surrender of George Washington's military career.

The national battlefield commemorates this battle and interprets the war’s significance to the country. The 900-acre park includes a visitor center, the reconstructed fort and the Mount Washington Tavern. The tavern, built on land once owned by George Washington, provided food and lodging for travelers on the National Road, the first highway built entirely with federal funds.


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