Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to Fort Washington Park?
The park is at the end of Fort Washington Road. Fort Washington Road is off Route 210 Indian Head Highway. From Route 95- Take Route 210 South to Fort Washington Road. Take a right on Fort Washington Road and proceed to park entrance.
From Waldorf, MD- take MD 228 to MD 210N turn right continue to Fort Washington Road, turn left on Fort Washington Road and proceed to park entrance.

Where are the bathrooms in the park?
There are bathrooms located in the picnic areas. There is a bathroom located on the right hand side of the road leading to the visitor center and fort parking area. There is also a bathroom located in the visitor center. There is a bathroom located in the lower parking area (parking area for fisherman).

When is the fort open?
The fort is open 9:00 - 4:30 daily. Grounds are open until sunset.

Can I tour the fort?
Yes, there are tours available. Please stop by the visitors center to inquire about a tour from park personnel. Large groups, please call ahead.

How do I reserve a picnic area?
Please visit Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777. For specific information about the site please call the park at 301-763-4600.

Is there a lighthouse located in the park?
Yes ,the Fort Washington lighthouse is located near the Potomac River on park property.

Last updated: May 24, 2019

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Mailing Address:

13551 Fort Washington Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744

Phone:

(301) 763-4600

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