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    Fort Dupont Park

    District of Columbia

Plan Your Visit

It may be a night of jazz on stage under the summer stars or a winter walk among old beech and oaks that moves you, but you will find an opportunity for it at Fort Dupont Park.


The Site

The park is open year round, from dawn to dusk. Ranger led programs are given on a regular basis; please visit the schedule of events page for updated program information.


Fort Dupont Park and the surrounding Civil War Defenses of Washington sites along the Hiker/Biker Trail consist of over 400 acres of mature wooded forest, 10 miles of unpaved and paved trails, an Activity Center, and a concert stage.

During the Summer Concert series handicap parking is available at the Activity Center parking lot. On Saturdays that the park holds a concert Fort Dupont Drive will close at 3PM and only allow access for those who have a handicap tag.

The Activity Center (in Fort Dupont Park) offers Civil War Defenses of Washington brochures in braille and spanish.

If you would like a sign language interpreter for one of our programs please notify us two weeks in advance.

Did You Know?

Mountain Laurel

Every spring visitors to Fort Dupont Park experience the re-birth of several beautiful wildflowers, shrubs and trees, including the Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia L.) shown to the left. Mountain Laurel likes to grow in the Park's upland region along the ridge line in several civil war sites in and around the park. More...