"A powerful enclosed work"

Fort Foote was constructed in 1863  atop Rozier's Bluff to strengthen the ring of fortifications that encircled Washington, D.C. Two of the Guns that protected Washington are still there along with the remains of the fort's earthworks.


Ring of fire

Civil War Defenses of Washington

Fort Foote is part of a complex of 68 forts that were built around the nations capital during the civil war.

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Beyond the Capital

A Visitor's Guide to National Capital Parks-East

Beyond the Capital is the source for information and events in National Capital Parks-East.

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River forts of the Potomac

Fort Washington

Along with Fort Foote, Fort Washington controlled the movement of ships on the Potomac.

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Beyond the Capital

National Capital Parks - East

Fort Foote Park is part of National Capital Parks East.

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