• Fort Washington

    Fort Washington

    Park Maryland

Animals

groundhog

A groundhog retreating to his burrow.

NPS - Gant

Looking for information on the animals you might see at Fort Washington? This is the place, whether it was a odd bird call or some brown animal running across a field. This is a good place to start if you want to know what you saw or maybe just want to learn more about the animals at Fort Washington.

Did You Know?

The guns at Battery Decatur could hurl a shell seven miles.

Battery Decatur is named for Stephen Decatur. In 1804, Decatur led a small crew of sailors on a mission into Tripoli. The crew burned a US ship that had been captured by pirates and escaped without a loss of American life.