• !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?

Andrew Hull Foote

Fort Foote is named for Andrew Hull Foote. As commander of the Western Gunboat Flotilla that assisted the Union Army at Fort Henry and Fort Donelson and Island no. 10.