Stay at The Historic Summit Inn and take a step back in time to travel the same road that George Washington walked leading up to the the Battle at Fort Necessity. Fort Necessity, site of the first battle of the French & Indian War, is located about 5 miles east of The Summit along the Historic National Road (Route 40) in Farmington, PA. The battle took place on July 3rd 1754, and was the site of George Washington’s only military surrender. A state-of-the-art Interpretive and Education Center provides lively, interactive insight into the war and construction of the Nation’s first federally funded highway. The park includes the battlefield, reconstructed fort, and Mount Washington Tavern. Nearby are the sites of Braddock’s Grave (1.5 miles west) and Jumonville Glen (7 miles west). Visit National Parks Service – Fort Necessity Webpage or call 724.329.5805 for more information.