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A Nice Hike

The hike over the site loop can be rugged in spots but is worth taking to get the complete picture... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
JoAnne H
Nice historical spot that doesn't require a ton of time

Nice little historical spot in the woods. Paved path down to the battle site. Mostly handicap... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
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Fort Necessity, Mill Run, PA 15437
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

The hike over the site loop can be rugged in spots but is worth taking to get the complete picture of what the are was like.

Thank JoAnne H
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Nice little historical spot in the woods. Paved path down to the battle site. Mostly handicap accessible though the best views are a few steps from the path.

Thank lacyayn
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Colonel George Washington's first battle ever. It was against the French and he did not win. See the movie in the Visitor Center to get the entire context. The fort is a reconstruction. A small site but worth seeing. Very children friendly.

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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice walk in the woods, and on the way several interpretive exhibits explain the history of the skirmish in which George Washington was involved. I recommend coming here after visiting Fort Necessity nearby, as it gives some context for you to appreciate the historic...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We almost didn't go, because it was so hot the day we visited, but it was lovely & peaceful. A easy walk, w/ a couple of steep slopes. The nature is amazing.

Thank Chris-Michelle M
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Having read of the encounter at Jumonville Glen years ago it was a real treat to stand on the site where in fact the French and Indian War began. The hike down to the Glen is not for everybody. It was a hot day when...More

2  Thank Rebecca G
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I contend that this spot, more than Concord, started our path to the American Revolution . We did not go all the way into the Glen but will go back to do that. Seeing it from the observation deck gives one a great feel for...More

Thank Broadean
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

The Glen, is a small part of a rather larger history related to the battle that would later take place at Fort Necessity. If you enjoy history and or hiking then check this place out, otherwise skip over it as there is not much more...More

2  Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 23 May 2016

The idea of this matches to Fort Necessity as this is where Washington surprised the French and killed the leader causing the French to seek revenge. Must walk to site and was lonely when we were there so didn't want to leave our car but...More

2  Thank 439dee
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Our family of six hiked up to the cross at Jumonville camp. The 60'-tall cross is visible from OH, WV, and MD, which means that the view from up there is beautiful. Hikers should know that the hike to the cross, although steep, is on...More

8  Thank Darren D
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