Below are stories about the history of Fort Washington
The fall of Fort Washington and the Battle of White House Landing (September 3-5,1814)
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
Endicott System, 1890-1921, concrete and steel replaced the brick and stone fort in defending Washington, DC as part of the Coast Defense of the Potomac during the Spanish-American War and World War I
After Defense, 1921-1939, garrisoned the 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry, whose soldiers participate in a variety of state functions-parades, ceremonies, funerals
Adjutant General School, 1942-1946, a training facility for Army officers in administration duties, as part of this the Officer's Candidate School produced 25 new officers every three months.
Transfer to Department of Interior, 1946,