"A powerful enclosed work"
Fort Foote was constructedin 1863 atop Rozier's Bluff to strengthen the ring of fortifications that encircled Washington, D.C. Two of the Guns that prtoected Washington are still there along with the remains of the fort's earthworks.
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.Read More
A Visitor's Guide to National Capital Parks-East
Beyond the Capital is the source for information and events in National Capital Parks-East.Read More
Along with Fort Foote, Fort Washington controlled the movement of ships on the Potomac.Read More
National Capital Parks - East
Fort Foote Park is part of National Capital Parks East.Read More
Did You Know?
The guns at Fort Foote are big, but the biggest smoothbore cannons ever cast can be found one is at Fort Hamilton, NY and the other is across the bay at Fort Hancock, NJ. The 1864-20 inch Rodman weighed 116,497lbs and could fire a 1080lbs shot accurately for 4 miles.