Near Farmington in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Mount Washington Tavern
Once inside, travelers cleaned up from their long day's trip, then ate a hot meal in the dining room. Later, the women gathered in the parlor while the men congregated in the barroom. There were no private bedrooms. Men and women slept in separate rooms, usually fully clothed, and sometimes shared bedspace. Often awakened before 5 a.m., they continued on their journey.
Outside the Mount Washington Tavern stood a stable, shed, and other outbuildings. The tavern's stables provided fresh teams of horses for the Good Intent Stage Line. These stagecoaches—pulled by teams of four—changed horses every 10 to 15 miles during their 50- to 70-mile trip each day.
Erected by Fort Necessity National Battlefield, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
Location. Touch for map. The marker is next to the tavern. Marker is in this post office area: Grindstone PA 15442, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The National Road ( here, next to this marker); Fort Necessity ( a few steps from this marker); The Great Meadows ( about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Necessity ( approx. 0.2 miles away); The Great Meadows Campaign ( approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmington.
More about this marker. Plenty of parking at Fort Necessity Battlefield Park.
Also see . . .
1. Mount Washington Tavern. Page on the Fort Necessity National Battlefield website. (Submitted on May 12, 2006.)
2. Mt. Washington Tavern. This page shows museum hours of operation. (Submitted on May 12, 2006.)
3. Pennsylvania Historical Resource Survey. This page gives interesting additional facts and shows how the National Road passed directly in front of the tavern. U.S. 40 is now further away in a cut. (Submitted on May 12, 2006.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,427 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 12, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 4. submitted on March 31, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.