• !5-inch Rodman Cannon

    Fort Foote

    Park Maryland

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Fort Foote? How can I get to it?
Fort Foote is located on the Potomac River in Prince Georges County. From the Beltway (I-95), take exit 3A, Indian Head Highway south (MD210) and drive for approximately 3.5 miles to Old Fort Road. Turn right for 1 mile to Fort Foote Road S, turn left. Follow the winding road through the residential area to entrance sight on the left for the fort.

Is there a cost to get into the park?
No

When is Fort Foote open?
The park is open 9:00 a.m. to sunset, daily except for January 1, Thanksgiving, and December 25.

Are there bathrooms in the park?
No

What kind of guns were at Fort Foote?
Over the massive rammed-earth parapets, two 15-inch Rodman guns and four 200-pounder rifled Parrotts had muzzles trained down the Potomac River. With a deafening roar, the Rodman cannon could hurl 440-pound shells for three miles.

Is there a passport stamp?
Yes but it is located at the Fort Washington Park Visitors Center.

Is there a number I can call for emergencies?
Yes, please call the United States Park Police at 202-619-7310.

Did You Know?

A groundhog at his burrow.

A baby groundhog is called a chuckling.