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The former guardian of the water approach to our nation's capitol sits on a cliff overlooking the Potomac River, offering an exceptional view of Washington and the Virginia shoreline. Today, Fort Washington is one of the few U.S. seacoast fortifications that remains in its original form. Over 200 years of army presence has endowed the park with a diverse group of military structures and a rich national history.

The 341-acre day-use only park offers many recreational opportunities; nine picnic areas, hiking and biking trails, and a playground area are available for public use. Special living history programs are sponsored at the site throughout the summer season, and the year-round Visitor Center displays artifacts and information interpreting Fort history. Ranger-led tours explore the fort with informational narrative; groups are asked to make prior reservations.

Location: Fort Washington Rd, Fort Washington Maryland 20750 Telephone 301-763-4600

Other History nearby:
(Fredericksburg) 'Stonewall' Jackson Shrine
(Washington) African-American Civil War Memorial
(Waldorf) Afro-American Heritage Museum
(Arlington) Arlington National Cemetery
(Washington) Arts and Industries Building
(Cambridge) Bazel Church

10/22 Coming to The Fort Washington area
Dewey Beach PopFest Dewey Beach DE April12-13 Features three nights of showcase performances and two days of demo and mentoring sessions, tradeshow, and industry events.
National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Galena Dogwood Festival Galena MD May4 The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is will take place throughout Galena. The parade will have a War of 1812 theme.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 As one of the longest running festivals in the state of Delaware, Dover Days dates back to 1933. What started as a garden tour staged by the Dover Garden Club, has now become an annual time to remember First State heritage with community spirit and an entertaining festival of family events.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 You can claim Dover, Delaware, the capital city of the First State, as your state capital during the 80th anniversary celebration of the Dover Days Festival!.