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“Fun to walk around”

Fort Washington Park
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Owner description: Visitors can take a ranger-led tour to explore this historic fort's features and its role as the only defense for the Nation's Capital until the Civil War.
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Fort Washington is a great place to get some exercise, take the dog on a walk, bring the kids and have a picnic or even have a cookout. Filled with great history, Fort Washington is something everyone can enjoy. I have many fond memories as a child, teenager and adult.

Thank Brie C
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

This place is very close to National Harbor. You can get the taste of history and nature at the same time. Also great for family picnic and flying kites.

Thank jic2863
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Visit on a nice day, take in the river, views, have a picnic. WE visited here many times when I was small for Sunday cookouts.

Thank LadyAboutTown
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

This large fort missed every occasion when it might have fired shots in anger. Originally built in 1809 to defend Washington, its defenders blew it up and abandoned it when a British sailed up the Potomac. After that, it was expanded greatly numerous times, and large cannon installed. But never fired on ships in the Potomac. Currently, it is a unit of the National Park Service system. If you have never been inside a fort like this, it is a good educational experience, and the rangers are well-versed on its history - or you can take a self-guided tour using their brochure.

Thank RaoulD
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

The Fort is really cool. If you visit during certain times you can watch the artillery being fired. The rangers are really helpful. Small visitor center but the park itself is great if you are looking for something fun to do outside.

Thank naturehippie20
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