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Fort Washington Park

13551 Fort Washington Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744-7044
+1 301-763-4600
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Beautiful, historic outdoor park with expansive fortifications

We'd seen this fort every time we drove to Mt. Vernon and finally got there last week to enjoy a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alexandria, Virginia
Great for exploring and fun

We went to Fort Washington and had a blast. Lots to see, a lighthouse, abanded fort, draw bridge... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Bangor, Maine
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“potomac river” (26 reviews)
“military base” (3 reviews)
“family picnic” (3 reviews)
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13551 Fort Washington Rd, Fort Washington, MD 20744-7044
+1 301-763-4600
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We'd seen this fort every time we drove to Mt. Vernon and finally got there last week to enjoy a magnificent fall afternoon, strolling the grounds and the fortifications. It's off season now, so we did not have to pay an entrance fee. Parking was...More

Thank dcr1837
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We went to Fort Washington and had a blast. Lots to see, a lighthouse, abanded fort, draw bridge, officer quarters and more. What's great is the beautiful grounds and the structures that you can walk and explorer. Dont feel like you have to keep kids...More

Thank luv2laflissa
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Wonderful grounds for walking. Stop off at the park ranger's office/ gift shop and view a very informative video then set out exploring and thinking how it was years ago. The grounds are keep up very nice. I am sure the kids will love running...More

Thank marybG7026IH
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Every have one of those days where you need to get your kids out of the house and have them run to their hearts content? That was today for us! My husband and I brought out the "Places to visit" list and settled on Fort...More

1  Thank HaulinHalls
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The history of our country is amazing and there is so much of it to explore. This was a great place to visit and learn a lot about the Civil War era.

Thank Sharmin A
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

this historical park is a must to visit ,the fort sceanery is fabolous overlooking the potomac river and fort hunt across the river on the virginia side on the wk end this park is good place for family picnic,the park is close to national harbor...More

Thank perry986
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Great for walking just south of Washington DC. Highly recommend you get a chance to go visit this site. Great way to spend your afternoon walking amongst the Oldfort overlooking the river. There is washrooms on site there is free parking in a lots of...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

For War of 1812 buffs - this was built to defend Washington, DC from the British. However its maintenance has been neglected for several years. Nice views of the Potomac River and Washington Monument.

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This park has a paved walk/bike trail that is very pleasant. Peaceful scenery with herds of deer grazing in the evenings. The Fort itself is impressive with gorgeous views of the Potomac River. Also a great picnic area and fishing on the banks is always...More

Thank hammadrinna
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We were here about 35 years ago when we first moved into this neighborhood. Didn't remember much but the fort is partially restored (1/4). Would be very nice if they could do more (restored the officier's quarters, the canon areas, etc). The visitor's Center is...More

Thank sunfun4850
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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