• Fort Washington

    Fort Washington

    Park Maryland

Plan Your Visit

The grounds are open 8am -sunset.

The visitor center and historic fort are open from
April 1-October 31: 9 am -5 pm
November 1-March 31: 9 am-4 pm

St. Anne's Church Boy Scout Pack 624, Arlington, VA ,drilling on the mountain howitzer.

Beyond the Capital - Summer 2014

Welcome to Fort Washington Park.

We invite you to explore the historic Fort Washington that has stood as silent sentry defending the Nation's Capital, for over 180 years.
Fort Washington is one of the few remaining Seacoast Forts in its original designs.

Along with the fort, the park offers recreational activities such as fishing and picnicking.

We look forward to your visit.

Park Map

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.