National Park Service Press Release
Fort Washington Park – This week’s National Park Getaway
|For Immediate Release:
||November 20, 2013
||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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