• 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?

Whistle Pigs are a common site at Fort Washington.

Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks are one of the few animals that actually hibernate in Winter. In Spring when trying to attract a mate they will whistle to communicate, leading to another alternative name, the whistle pig.