• Fort Washington

    Fort Washington

    Park Maryland

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  • Visitor Center Access Limited

    From now through October 8th, the main entrance of the visitor center will be intermittently closed for renovations. Visitors can still enter through the entrance on the back porch. For more information please call (301) 763-4600

Nature & Science

An American Kestrel perched at Battery Decatur.

American Kestrel

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Fort Washington Park offers visitors an exciting chance to see many of the birds and animals of the mid-atlanitc region. The park protects over 900 acres of varied habitat from the shoreline on the Potomac to meadows and forest.

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.