- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 28, 2001


Fort Washington Park lies on the Maryland shore of the Potomac River. From Interstate 95, follow the signs for Indian Head Highway (Maryland 210). Take Exit 3 and go south on Indian Head Highway. Turn right onto Fort Washington Road to the park.


There is no entrance fee until next spring. During warmer months, admission is $2 for a three-day individual pass or $4 per car for a three-day pass.


The park is open from 8 a.m. until sundown daily except on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's days. The visitors center's hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Parking is free.


• The visitors center offers exhibits and an audio-visual program about the park; a children's self-guided tour book is available there as well. Guided tours are available on Sundays at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.; additional tours are offered in conjunction with staff availability or via reservation.

• Picnicking and hiking are popular activities in the park, and fishing is permitted along the Potomac River.

• A small playground stands at Picnic Area B.


Call 301/763-4600 or visit the park's Web site at www.nps.gov.

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