Fort Washington Park

Local nameFort Washington Park
LocationFort Washington, Maryland, USA

Fort Washington, located near the community of Fort Washington, Maryland, was for many decades the only defensive fort protecting Washington D.C. The original fort, overlooking the Potomac River, was completed in 1809, and was begun as Fort Warburton, but renamed in 1808. During the War of 1812, the fort was destroyed by its own garrison during a British advance.

The current historic fort—maintained by the National Park Service—was initially constructed in 1824. It is a stone structure with a good cannon shot down the Potomac River. The fort was extensively remodeled in the 1840s and 1890s.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Washington_Park

Official Website http://www.nps.gov/fowa/

Phone 301-763-4600

Address Fort Washington Rd 13551, 20744 Fort Washington

Coordinates 38°42'44.443" N -77°1'42.553" E

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