French And Indian War Reenactment Coming To Fort Necessity National Battlefield

A demonstration of historic weapons firing will be held at Fort Necessity National Battlefield along with a reenactment of the French and Indian War./NPS

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

Reenactors portraying soldiers and Indians will "present an accurate, historical portrayal of dress, customs, manners and activities of French & Indian War soldiers," a park release said. The event will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Reenactment groups including Compagnie Franches de la Marines du Contrecoeur, Trent's Company, and Maryland Forces will be available throughout the day to answer questions about their equipment and supplies. Dressed in historic costume, they will interpret the events surrounding the battle of Fort Necessity and their impact on world history and offer illuminating facts about military life on the 1750s frontier, the release said. At 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. each day, park staff will present special programs on the life of the frontier soldier. Each talk will be followed by a demonstration of historic weapons.

Fort Necessity National Battlefield is located 11 miles east of Uniontown, Pennsylvania on US 40 – The Historic National Road. Admission to the park is $5 per adult. Children 15 and under are free of charge. The fee is collected at the Interpretive and Education Center and is valid for seven days.