Join the National Park Service for an exploration of historic Fort Washington.
Washington D.C. was virtually defenseless in the lead-up to the American Civil War. Only one fortification existed to protect the Federal capital: Fort Washington. Situated along the Potomac River in Maryland, the fort was lightly garrisoned during the war.
The special program will guide visitors through the fort and outerworks, including a special emphasis on the design features and construction post-War of 1812.
The program will begin outside the Fort Washington Park Visitor Center.
Park Ranger Steve T. Phan
National Park Service (Civil War Defenses of Washington)
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