Having lived in Maryland for 20 years, I was shocked I hadn't heard of Fort Washington. It was worth the drive though. The view from the fort was amazing! To be able to look out and see D.C from the top was awe inspiring. The history behind the place was fascinating too. To see all the changes the fort had undergone, look at the guns, and see how everything changed was really fun! The buildings on the property were all beautiful and the fort itself is too, which is why I was a little saddened by the state of the area. Quite a few of the old buildings on the property were simply boarded up and in a complete shape of disrepair. It's would have been nice to at least see a marker near those buildings to know what they once were. Many parts of the lower part of the fort were in a similar state too.
This is a really great place to go though if you love history. It's just amazing to see something that's been around so long, and had such a big job. And, even if you don't like history there are plenty of beautiful trails and nice picnic areas.
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