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Fort Washington National Park

13551 Fort Washington Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744
(301) 763-4600
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    Fort Washington has stood as a silent sentry defending the nation’s capital for over 180 years. As technologies advanced, so did Fort Washington, one of the few remaining seacoast forts in its original design. Sitting on high ground overlooking the Potomac River, picturesque Ft. Washington offers a grand view of Washington, DC, and the Virginia shoreline. Today, only one silent gun stands behind the masonry wall-the last armament of the powerful fort that once guarded the water approach to the city. In addition to the fort, the 341-acre park offers an assortment of recreational opportunities, including hiking and biking trails and a playground.