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Fort Washington Park
Based on 42 traveler reviews
Awesome historical place to visit!
Dec 07, 2014 by: travelnmom12 from Charlotte, North Carolina
During peak months it costs only $5 for a parking pass, which is good for 3 days, to enter the park. This is super cheap entertainment! (off season there is no charge at all for parking, so it is free!) We bring our 2 kids, ages 6 and 2 years old, and usually pack a picnic lunch. The kids love running around the old fort, visiting the small museum, running around the Potomac River and just burning some energy. This is a great place to fly a kite too, as it is almost always windy! Check out their website for activities. We showed up one day and got to see volunteers dressed up in full uniform, and they were giving out snacks!
Average Park above average view
Dec 02, 2014 by: Marylandboatman from Fort Washington, Maryland
I have been to this park at least weekly as I live in Fort Washington, we walk our dog there regularly. I always love the view of the Potomac River and never tire of that view. I have never taken the tour but imagine it to be nice. During the summer months people fish the river, and also enjoy the view.
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.
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