Fort Hunt Park

A sign in front of a house.
Fort Hunt Park

NPS / Claire Hassler

Quick Facts

Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Picnic Table, Restroom, Wheelchair Accessible

Located on the Potomac River just south of Washington, D.C. Fort Hunt was originally a part of George Washington's Mount Vernon estate. The War Department purchased the land in 1892 as part of an ambitious, but short-lived, plan to modernize coastal defenses. In 1930, Congress authorized the land to be transferred into the new George Washington Memorial Parkway.

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George Washington Memorial Parkway, Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail

Last updated: May 19, 2023