Jumonville Glen Historical Site

732 Jumonville Rd, Hopwood, PA 15445

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In these woods in 1754, a young George Washington fell into a skirmish with French troops that would ultimately lead to the French and Indian War.  The peaceful glen, with its rock outcrops, stands today much as it did back then.  If you are a nature lover and history buff, you won’t want to miss this one.

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