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Fort Hunt, VA
part ofGeorge Washington Memorial Parkway, National Park Service
Status: Open through Sat Oct 31 2015 Season Dates
OverviewLocated only two miles from Mount Vernon, the historical home of George Washington, Fort Hunt Park is a local favorite for picnicking and recreation.
This picnic area has transformed tremendously over time, from George Washington's farmland to a Spanish-American War fort to a top secret intelligence camp during World War II. The rich history of this area is still being discovered and shared with the public. You may request a ranger program on the history of the park by calling 703-289-2553.
Fort Hunt is located just minutes from the nation's capital in the lush hills of Northern Virginia. The area is abundant with trees, plants and wildlife, with mild, crisp winters that include the occasional dusting of snow, and hot, humid summers where the wildflower’s greenery paint the backdrop.
Fort Hunt Park has many opportunities for recreation. There are several large fields and three softball diamonds, making it an ideal place for large picnics and family gatherings.
Fort Hunt has six picnic areas available, ranging in capacity from 100-600 people per site. With restrooms, picnic tables, playgrounds, softball fields and plenty of wide open spaces, Fort Hunt is an ideal place for barbecues and celebrations. Area E is always open to the public on a first-come first-serve basis. However, the consumption of alcohol, use of moon bounces or other activities that require a permit are prohibited in Area E.
Fort Hunt is located just minutes from Mount Vernon, the historic site and former plantation of George Washington. The museums, memorials and monuments of Washington, D.C., are also located a short drive from the picnic area.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Interstate 395, take exit 10B for George Washington Memorial Parkway. Merge onto the parkway and continue for about 12 miles. Turn right onto Fort Hunt Road and continue to the park.
Mailing Address:Fort Hunt
8999 Fort Hunt Road
Alexandria VA 22308
Phone Number:Information: (202)439-7325