How to Donate to the Park
The park is able to accept direct donations. If you are interested in donating directly to the park, please contact the park manager at (301) 763-4600. We are unable to accept donations online at this time.
Donations may be made out to National Park Service and sent to:
Did You Know?
In 1844, President John Tyler was almost killed on the river near Fort Washington, when an experimental cannon exploded aboard the USS Princeton. Six were killed(including Secretary of State Abel Upshaw & Secretary of the Navy Thomas Gilmer) , 20 were injured. The accident prompted Thomas Jackson Rodman to develop a new way of casting artillery and the creation of the 15inch Rodman Gun, like the ones that can be seen at Fort Foote.