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Fort Washington National Park
Based on 39 traveler reviews
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).
Wonderful site, needs better service in Visitor's Center
Jul 06, 2014 by: sragaines from Birmingham, Alabama
Fort Washington is a very scenic fort with beautiful old buildings and a beautiful view. The history is very interesting as well. It was quite warm the day we visited, but although the gate had informed us that there were Ranger tours of the fort, no one offered any information about that. I've had some very good experiences at National Parks in the Northeast, so I was surprised. There is a short video you can watch that tells the history and walking around is fun as well. There is a bit of wildlife (groundhogs and evidently deer as well). I would definitely recommend seeing the site.
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