Monday, October 8, 2012

Legends of the Mount Washington Tavern

Friends of Fort Necessity News Release
Release Date Immediate

Contact: Debbie Miller

Phone number: 724-880-3897

Date: October 4, 2012

The Friends of Fort Necessity present the Legends of the Mount Washington Tavern

FARMINGTON, Pa., Have you ever imagined what life was like at the Mount

Washington Tavern? Or wondered about the people who lived, and died, along

the National Road? Join the Friends of Fort Necessity on Saturday, October

13 for a special nighttime tour at Fort Necessity National Battlefield that

reveals the Legends of the Mount Washington Tavern. Visitors will hear

stories passed down through local tradition about death and mourning,

tragedies, robberies, and other happenings along the National Road in the


Friends of Fort Necessity members and park rangers will conduct the Legends

of the Mount Washington Tavern tour at three times: 6:45, 7:30, and 8:15

p.m. Participants will assemble at the Fort Necessity/National Road

Interpretive and Education Center. A shuttle provided by Nemacolin

Woodlands Resort will transport visitors from the Interpretive and

Education Center to the Mount Washington Tavern. Comfortable clothing and

shoes are recommended.

The program is free and reservations are required due to limited space. The

tour is not recommended for children under the age of eight. Please call

Fort Necessity at 724-329-5805 by October 12 to reserve your space on the


The Friends of Fort Necessity is a group dedicated to working with the

National Park Service to preserve the history of Fort Necessity. Anyone

interested in joining may sign up at the Fort Necessity Interpretive and

Education Center. For more information on this and other programs at Fort

Necessity, please call (724) 329-5512 or visit the park’s website at

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