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Fort Washington Park

Fort Washington Park, 13551 Fort Washington Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744, USA

This outstanding example of 19th century seacoast fortifications was the only permanent fortification ever constructed to defend the nation's capital. During the first year of the Civil War, the fort controlled river access to Alexandria, Georgetown, and Washington, D.C., and maintained a training base for state militia troops from the North. The site was an active military post from 1808 through the end of World War II, but it never fired a shot in anger.


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From I-95/495 take exit 3, Indian Head Higway South/MD 210. Travel about 4 miles to Fort Washington Road, turn right. The park is located at the end of the road.

Visitor Services

Rest rooms, information, limited handicapped access, gift shop, museum, trails.

Regular Events

First Sunday every month: artillery demonstrations, April-November: universal soldier program ("Military through the Ages")

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

vehicles $5.00, $3.00/ person (walk, bike, bus).


Park Grounds: Daily 8:00 A.M.-sunset; Fort and Visitors Center (first Sunday in April-last Saturday in October) Daily: 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., remainder of year buildings close at 4:00 P.M.



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