National Park Service Press Release

Fort Washington Park – This week’s National Park Getaway
For Immediate Release:
November 20, 2013
Contact(s):   Elizabeth Jackson, 202-437-3711

Kat Kirby, 202-208-6843

Fort Washington Park – This week’s National Park Getaway

Fort Washington, Md. – On a ridge high above the Potomac River, strategically located just 15 miles south of the Nation’s capital sits the stronghold of Fort Washington. Its imposing stone face silently watches the river now, as it has for almost 200 years.

Completed in 1824, Fort Washington represented the cutting edge of American seacoast protection throughout the turmoils of Civil War. The turn of the century brought high tech steel and concrete Endicott batteries, but the advent of the aircraft finally cast the old fort into obsolescence by the 1920s.  Read more


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