To Defend A Nation

Built to defend the river approach to  Washington, DC, Fort Washington has stood as silent sentry for over 200 years. As technologies advanced so did Fort Washington, from the brick and stone of the 19th century to the concrete and steel of the 20th century. 

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Features

Picnic tables and grill

Have a Picnic!

Group picnic areas are available for reserving. Reservations are available at the National Recreation Reservation System, www.recreation.gov.

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Fort Washington Park is on Facebook

Join us on Facebook and see what's happening at the park.

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Go Beyond the Capital...

Welcome to National Capital Parks-East! We invite you to journey to parks Beyond the Capital of Washington, D.C. Visitor's Guide to the Park of NACE.

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Two hundred years of History

The War of 1812, Civil War, World War I and World War II, the fort was actively used for all of them, either in defense or training.

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Civil War Defenses of Washington

Civil War Defenses of Washington

Learn about the forts that assisted Fort Washington in protecting the Union capital during the Civil War.

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"For Cause & Country: Serving the Soldiers"

Fort Washington is commemorating the actions of the United States Sanity Commission this August 23 and 24th.

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