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Fort Washington Park

13551 Fort Washington Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744-7044
+1 301-763-4600
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Great place to explore with kids!

Great place to explore with kids. Lots of nooks and cool places that kids will want to run, climb... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2017
Rebecca C
Great for family events

Fun park with lots of open space. We rented a picnic area for my mothers birthday and invited about... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2017
Larico H
Pomfret, Maryland
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13551 Fort Washington Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744-7044
+1 301-763-4600
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Great place to explore with kids. Lots of nooks and cool places that kids will want to run, climb, and jump on. We went when the weather was cold and still had a great time.

Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Fun park with lots of open space. We rented a picnic area for my mothers birthday and invited about 50 family members. No pavilion is offered but our space had plenty of parking and open space for the kids. We all enjoyed the fort and...More

Thank Larico H
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Fort Washington Park is a unit of the National Park Service. Although located in Maryland which is the Mid-Atlantic Region in the National Park Service divisions, it is part of the National Capital Region parks. The fort was built to defend the nation’s capital in...More

2  Thank Maurene_K
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a really nice park, with awesome views. The actual fort is amazing. One downside is that there really isn't a lot of interpretive signage around the park and the visitor's center is very small. Thus, I felt that I could have learned a...More

Thank Shane W
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Located along the Potomac River nearly across from Mt. Vernon, the site of Fort Washington has a long history as a military base. The fortifications constructed here, however, did not take into account iron clad warships and soon proved out-of-date. The scenic beauty of the...More

1  Thank Randy L
Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you want to see one of the great star forts that was use to defend many places in the beginning of the United States.

Thank Byron W
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We took a little trip to Ft. Washington Park and was pleasantly surprised to learn about the history of the Park and the area of Ft. Washington. There's still so much to see!! The Park is huge and we still haven't seen it all!! If...More

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I am a writer and photographer for National Park Planner (npplan.com) and I visited Fort Washington Park in May 2016. The park is located in Fort Washington, Maryland, just south of Alexandria on the Potomac River. It preserves the site of a brick fort that...More

3  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Though it never fired a shot in war, Fort Washington is a worthwhile visit for families as well as students of military history. Situated on a commanding point downriver from Washington, DC, the fort has preserved a number of its fortifications and outbuildings, which give...More

1  Thank Jonathan R
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I wanted to see this place since it's across the Potomac from Washington's house. if you are at the dock at his place you can see the fort. The grounds are lovely for the most part, there is a large expanse of grass as you...More

Thank ljtea1
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Neil Carlo C
do i need to pay entrance fee when we want to go to the park?
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
Wheelchair accessible?
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