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Fort Washington Park
Based on 40 traveler reviews
Out of the Way but Worth the Trip
Oct 13, 2014 by: LouET_79 from PFAFFTOWN
FORT WASHINGTON National Park was a great find! Both of the Park Rangers were friendly and informative. They took time to explain all of the local/area Park locations and reasons to make those stops as well. There is a lighthouse at the waterfront, the Fort itself is well maintained and there are plenty of information boards that explain the Fort's activities. It was a beautiful day when we visited so the view out over the River was gorgeous. Take a day trip and visit this Park, it is well worth your time!
Park to Walk in
Sep 02, 2014 by: Tyjohn from Oxon Hill
Love this park to walk in, it is tucked away on the water. Quite, nice for just sitting or taking a walk.
Don't Miss This Gem!
Aug 24, 2014 by: Finnbot7 from West Grove, Pennsylvania
Fort Washington National Park is certainly the most under visited park! The park staff are outstanding and very well informed. The activities are great- we saw a Civil War Re-enactment where the characters were just superb, and we were two of five witnesses (not including a dog) What a great program! Why are not many people here? In Philly, this program would be over run with people! The fort is beautiful with limited signage- we had to guess what some things were. But it is a great place to picnic and hike away from the beaten path of DC. We learned a great deal, and still have more questions! Take time out from the over touristy National Harbor and Smithsonian to see some real history.
Lovely park, fabulous river views, interesting Fort!
Aug 24, 2014 by: Karen P from Washington, District of Columbia, United States
We happened upon a day with historic civil war actors in costume welcoming us and talking about living in the 1860's. Even without them, the Fort is beautifully situated above the Potomac and the several iterations of it explained on information boards strategically located. It's not huge but offers enough to look at and walk through that we were glad we went.
My Grandson's American History Lesson
Jul 10, 2014 by: discjockey56 from Kingsport, Tennessee
Not crowded as I visited in the middle of the week. No living history that I saw. Fairly well kept grounds and equipment (what little they had).
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