Fort Necessity National Battlefield

Seneca Nation To Be Welcomed At Fort Necessity National Battlefield

The National Park Service will host the Seneca Nation of Indians during a weekend of cultural heritage programs at Fort Necessity National Battlefield on Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29. The delegation of the Seneca Nation of Indians, including the nation's Chief of Staff, Maurice John, will be officially received and welcomed at a ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday.

French And Indian War Reenactment Coming To Fort Necessity National Battlefield

The calendar will be turned back to the mid-1700s at Fort Necessity National Battlefield in Pennsylvania when a re-enactment of the French and Indian War will be staged.

Can You Identify These "Historic Firsts" In The National Park System?

The country's first National Historic Site celebrated its 75th anniversary earlier this month, and the occasion offers the opportunity for some fun challenges for NPS trivia buffs. Can you identify the NPS area claiming this historic "first"? How about the location of America's first National Battlefield, or the former national park that's now a national monument?

Volunteers Helped Make National Park Week A Success

Across the nation, people took to the national parks in late-April not only to visit, but also to roll up their sleeves. They worked on projects to improve the parks and help others learn about these special places.

The Ex-Soldier Who Bought a Battlefield

Bill of sale of Washington's purchase of the Great Meadows.
Throughout history, military leaders have inevitably been linked to the scenes of their battles. General Douglas MacArthur is remembered for his "I shall return" pronouncement, but one famous American military figure went even further. He returned as a civilian and purchased a battlefield where he had fought—and lost—an engagement sixteen years earlier.
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