Two Hundred Years of History...The War of 1812 to World War II, the fort was actively used in defense and training.
Fort Warburton, 1809-1814, the first fort, built to defend the Potomac River approach to new capital city; Washington, DC was destroyed during the War of 1812.
Fort Washington, 1814-1872, defended the Potomac River approach to Washington, DC during the Mexican War and the American Civil War
After Defense, 1921-1939, garrisoned the 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry, whose soldiers participate in a variety of state functions-parades, ceremonies, funerals
Transfer to Department of Interior, 1946,