"A powerful enclosed work"

Fort Foote was constructed in 1863  atop Rozier's Bluff to strengthen the ring of fortifications that encircled Washington, D.C. Two of the Guns that protected Washington are still there along with the remains of the fort's earthworks.

15-inch Rodman Cannon

Fort Foote History

Fort Foote had two 15-inch Rodman Cannons mounted on Rozier's Bluff to protect the river approach to the city.

Last updated: February 26, 2018

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13551 Fort Washington Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744

Phone:

(301) 763-4600

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