Fort Washington Park

13551 Fort Washington Rd.
Fort Washington, MD 20744- Map It
(301) 763-4600

AAA Editor Notes

Fort Washington Park is at 13551 Fort Washington Rd. This imposing 1824 masonry structure overlooking the Potomac River can be entered by a drawbridge over a dry moat. Two guardrooms provide a glimpse of military life and punishment. The superb view from the front wall takes in both Washington to the north and Mount Vernon to the south. A visitor center offers exhibits and a video presentation. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
(valid for 3 days) $5 (per private vehicle); $3 (per person arriving by other means).
Hours: Grounds daily 8-dusk. Fort and visitor center daily 9-5, Apr.-Oct.; 9-4, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.