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Fort Washington Park

. Description:  This fort at one time guarded the water approach to Washington, DC. The present structure was rebuilt in 1812 after the British destroyed the original 1809 fort.  It later became part of the circle of Capital defense works and eventually a military training facility. 
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How to find: 
Address:
13551 Fort Washington Rd
Fort Washington, MD 20744

Parent Organization:
National Park Service
Contacts
Phone 301 763-4600
fax 301 763-4600
URL  National Park Service 
    http://www.nps.gov/fowa/
Hours:
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
OCT - APR Fort & Visitor Center 9 - 4:30 9 - 4:30 9 - 4:30 9 - 4:30 9 - 4:30 9 - 4:30 9 - 4:30
1st Sun APR- last SAT OCT  Fort & Visitor Center 9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5
Season Park grounds open 8 - dusk.  Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, NY Day
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Admission:
Criteria
As of JUL 2007
Child

Student

Adult

Senior

Groups

Passes good for 3 days     $3 per person or $5 per personal vehicle    
Special Fees: $20 annual pass 
Additional Group Info:
Special Tours & Pricing:
passes are good for 3 days
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have: See the Visitor Center in the yellow house on the hill in front of the fort with a video and the tour the fort, see the ramparts, earthworks, drawbridge, and cannons.  Relax in the 341 acre park.
Big Events: Suggested Stay:  
Period 1812 - 1946 Type of Site Fort
Buildings: Visitor Center, Fort, earthworks
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Nearby Attractions:
towns: 7mi  Accokeek, Friendly Farms, Hybla Valley, Alexandria, Washington DC

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Swann House 1808 New Hampshire Avenue NW
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Chalet Susse Motor Lodges 6363 Oxon Hill Road
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Last Update:
01/09/2010

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