Fort Washington State Park, Fort Washington

Fort Washington State Park is a 493acre Pennsylvania state park in Springfield and Whitemarsh Townships, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The park is noted for the springtime flowering of dogwood trees, and is popular with families for picnics and hiking. It is approximately north of Philadelphia, from exit 339 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Both Fort Washington State Park and the neighboring town are named for American defenses and encampment established here in 1777, during the Philadelphia campaign of the American Revolutionary War. After Washington's defeat at the Battle of Germantown, his 11,000 troops where encamped in this area from November 11, 1777 to December 11, 1777, after which time they marched to Valley Forge for winter quarters. From December 5–8, 1777, the Battle of White Marsh was fought in the immediate vicinity. The park's Fort Hill marks the spot where a temporary fort once stood. The Pennsylvania Militia (under Generals Armstrong, Cadwalader and Irvine) held positions on what is today called Militia Hill.
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  • This is a nice, if somewhat small, State park. Great for wildlife viewing of all sorts ( Deer, Fox, small animals) but the main attraction is a fantastic bird watching platform with an expansive view ...  more »
  • Stopped here to see Fort Washington Lighthouse. We ended up spending almost 2 hours in the park, driving around seeing all the historic sites! Park is beautiful and right on the water.  more »
  • Awesome little park went there for opening day of trout and seen some really cool ducks there in the mourning no idea what they were also seen a group of teal fly by alond with some geese. Nice walking or bike path very convenient when working your way around the creek for fishing. All in all it was a great time and a very enjoyable day out in the woods.
  • We have always heard of this park but never took the time to visit. Wish we had sooner because it is surprisingly large, beautiful and well kept. Very dog friendly and lots of amenities for visitors including benches, parks, canopys, grills, trash areas etc.

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