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. 

Read More

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.

Read More
Facebook Logo

Fort Washington Park is on Facebook

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

Read More
Volunteer dressed as Civil War Soldier

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.

Read More
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.

Read More

Did You Know?