“Potomac Guardian: A Walking Tour of Fort Washington, Maryland”
Perched above the Potomac River in Maryland 11 miles south of Washington, D.C., Fort Washington began its role in defending the nation’s capital in 1809. Originally called Fort Warburton, American fortifications here were active in several conflicts and also served as a training facility and a U.S. Army post until 1946. Follow museum educator and historian John Maass on an exploration of Fort Washington’s role in the War of 1812, the Civil War, and the Spanish-American War. A look at the fort’s numerous cannons and defenses will also be discussed.
This program takes place at Fort Washington Park. Participants provide their own transportation and meet at the park. Please visit the Fort Washington Park website for for driving directions and accessibility information: https://www.nps.gov/fowa/index.htm. The park is free to enter.
This program will be offered on both June 22 and June 24 starting at 10 a.m.
The park is located at 13551 Fort Washington Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744.
Ability Level: Easy. This hike is approximately 1.5 miles over generally even terrain, with an optional .5 mile loop on a steep path.
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