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Fort Washington Park

13551 Fort Washington Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744-7044
+1 301-763-4600
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Nice historic park

Good place for family adventure. Explore the area including a historic fort. Quiet area good place... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dee H
Waldorf, Maryland
Great find!

Learned about Fort Washington on the Mt. Vernon boat trip. Glad we went. Not a huge fort, but had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tracy M
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Visitors can take a ranger-led tour to explore this historic fort's features and its role as the only defense for the Nation's Capital until the Civil War.
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13551 Fort Washington Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744-7044
+1 301-763-4600
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place for family adventure. Explore the area including a historic fort. Quiet area good place for exercise. Views over the Potomac river with sights as far and clear to the Woodrow Wilson bridge.

Thank Dee H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Learned about Fort Washington on the Mt. Vernon boat trip. Glad we went. Not a huge fort, but had freedom to explore most of it which was nice. The staff had a canon fire while we were there. Not only did they explain EVERYTHING but...More

1  Thank Tracy M
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Nestled on the Potomac River this Fort can be easily reimagined as the vibrant and active protector that it once was. There are old buildings to look through, large thick walls to peer over at the water and a Armory reenactments and a park guide...More

1  Thank Cyndilulu
Reviewed 19 May 2017

It was a great experience to learn about this fort. I did not realize that the place was the only Fort to protect the Nation's Capital along the Potomac river. While learning bout history and the fort, visitors can also enjoy the excellent view of...More

2  Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This was a hidden gem! I took the self-tour of the grounds in less than an hour. The site is well preserved and provided a look at what Soldiers endured during the 19th Century. Plenty of parking, no cost, and you get a little exercise...More

Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I have been here a number of times very Educational and Historical Place with beautiful scenery I suggest it for family and work Field trips.

1  Thank Eric H
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This Fort is part of the National Park Service. Has beautiful views of the river and if you look closely Mt Vernon! The lighthouse is tiny but worth checking out. Can't climb it though. The fort itself is an enjoyable hike. Lots of "hidden" rooms...More

1  Thank Ampy C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Fort Washington Park was always one of our favorite places to escape to for a family picnic, flag football, frisbee and biking. It is a great view of the Potomac River from the hills outside of the main fort. A nice place for a family...More

1  Thank jmacbeaner
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This is a very cool and large old fort that was built to defend the capital. It appears to never have to have fired a shot which is a good thing. It's maintained in a sparse manner but the grounds are great. It looks really...More

1  Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 2 March 2017

If you want somewhere that is truly historic and also a hands on experience then Fort Washington Park is the place for you. Ages 1-100 will enjoy being here. With that said, there is a lot of walking and some serious climbing up and down...More

2  Thank mymonkeybug
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Neil Carlo C
16 April 2017|
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Response from mymonkeybug | Reviewed this property |
We didn't the day we visited but there is an entrance fee.
Buckley F
1 August 2016|
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Response from Igithaba | Reviewed this property |
It is mostly accessible by wheelchair. There are some steep inclines and pebbly surfaces but vehicles can get close and park next to most attractions - better to drive between different sections of park than to use... More