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Fort Washington Park

13551 Fort Washington Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744-7044
+1 301-763-4600
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Excellent historic place of National Capital

It was a great experience to learn about this fort. I did not realize that the place was the only... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Prawet J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Protecting the capitol

This was a hidden gem! I took the self-tour of the grounds in less than an hour. The site is well... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Dewayne P
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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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  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
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  • Terrible1%
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13551 Fort Washington Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744-7044
+1 301-763-4600
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Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Visited Fort Washington Park one summer afternoon and had the place mostly to ourselves. The ranger gave us a tour of the site, and we learned about the history of Fort Washington. The site has had a long history, dating back to the War of...More

2  Thank RunrDave
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Attended yoga in the park.Great scenery. The park is huge. I never knew about all of these locations throughout the park. A lot of history to see.

Thank Brittany L
Reviewed 29 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
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Neil Carlo C
15 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
31 July 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