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    Fort Dupont Park

    District of Columbia

Things To Do

VOLUNTEER! Fort Dupont offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. Trail maintenance, Concert Staff, Park clean-up, community service hours, invasive plant removal, Historic research, informative programs, community assistance and education, administrative duties. If you think this is for you? Please contact Ranger Finley at 202-426-7723 ext 101

FT dupont concerts

Fort Dupont Summer Theatre

Fort Dupont Concerts-Join the National Park Service at Fort Dupont Park for the Summer Concert Series. The National Park Service has sponsored The Fort Dupont Summer Concert series at the Summer Theatre for over thirty years in Southeast Washington D.C. Bring your picnic basket and blanket to the park as some of the best nationally and locally known artists sooth you with sound on summer evenings. The free concerts are on Saturday evenings in July and August.

Summer Concerts 2013

July 27

Cops Come Knockin

Be'la Dona

August 3

Jazz Night at Fort Dupont

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington DC

Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band

August 10

Secret Society

Sylver Logan Sharp


A "park for all seasons" describes the 376 rolling wooded acres that make up one of the largest parks in all of Washington. Picnics, nature walks, Civil War programs, gardening, environmental education, music, skating, sports, and youth programs are among the varied seasonal activities possible at this spacious area east of the Anacostia River.

Did You Know?

Rear Admiral Samual Francis Dupont

Fort Dupont Park is named for Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Dupont. The commander of the South Atlantic Blockade squadron that won a naval victory at Port Royal, South Carolina in November of 1861. More...