To Defend A Nation
Built to defend the river approach to the 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
Have a Picnic!
Group picnic areas are available for reserving. Reservations are available at the National Recreation Reservation System, www.recreation.gov.Read More
Fort Washington Park is on Facebook
Join us on Facebook and see what's happening at the park.Read More
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
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
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?
Fort Washington Lighthouse is still in use today. Each year the Chesapeake Chapter of the United States Lighthouse Society host the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge and the interior of the lighthouse is opened up to visitors.