Basic Information

8915 Fort Foote Road
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

From the Beltway (I495/I95), take Exit 3, Indian Head Highway south (MD210/Indian Head Highway) and drive for approximately 3.5 miles to Old Fort Road. Turn right for 1 mile to Fort Foote Road S, turn left. Follow the winding road through the residential area to entrance sight on the left for the fort. If driving north on MD210/Indian Head Highway turn left onto the 2nd Old Fort Road you come to (Old Fort Rd cross 210 twice). There will be a McDonald's on your left at the correct traffic light.

Fort Foote Park

The park is open daily from 8:00 am to sunset. Note, at times the gate does not open until 9:00 am. You may park on the street and walk into the park.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: - Sunset
  • Monday: - Sunset
  • Tuesday: - Sunset
  • Wednesday: - Sunset
  • Thursday: - Sunset
  • Friday: - Sunset
  • Saturday: - Sunset

Additional Information

Summers are generally hot and humid, with daytime highs frequently above 90 degrees Fahrenheit and scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Please carry water while participating in physical activity and be prepared to take shelter from lightning. Winters are generally cold, with nighttime lows frequently near freezing and occasional snowfall. Weather during spring and fall is generally moderate, but can change quickly.

Entrance Fees:

Fort Foote Park - $0.00

There are no fees associated with the park.

Fort Washington Visitor Center

Fort Foote has no active visitor center. Please contact us at the Fort Washington Visitor Center.

Civil War era Rodman Cannon in the woods of Fort Foote
One of two Civil War Rodman cannon in the remnants of the earthwork fortifications at Fort Foote Park

Adam Gresek/NPS Photo

Fort Foote Park is a neighborhood gem in southern Maryland that offers opportunities to ponder history and connect with the beauty of the Potomac River.

Operating Hours & Seasons


Visiting with Pets

Last updated: March 4, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

13551 Fort Washington Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744


(301) 763-4600

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