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Fort Washington

In 1777, after their defeat in the Battle of Germantown, George Washington and his troops were encamped in Fort Washington prior to their march to Valley Forge. Today, the Montgomery County town is a charming and beautiful suburb of Philadelphia. In addition to preserving its history, Fort Washington is also home to some of the best golfing and gardens in the area. Walk in the footsteps of George Washington on the trails of Fort Washington State Park, experience the history at Hope Lodge and the grandeur of Highlands Mansion, and explore all that Fort Washington has to offer.


How to get there

Take the Lansdale/Doylestown Line to Fort Washington Station. The town is also served by Bus Routes 94, 95, and 201.


There are many ways to get here on SEPTA, there are also many ways to pay. Click here to learn which fare is best for you.

Other Amenities

3 bike racks are available - accommodating a total of 18 bicycles.

Things To Do

There is no actual fort in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, anymore. But there was once, built by General Washington. Hike or bike the trails of Fort Washington State Park, tour the regal Highlands Mansion & Gardens, or see a rodeo at Lulu Shriners Arena

Rich in modern recreational facilities and historical significance, Fort Washington State Park blossoms with flowering dogwood in the spring.

Fort Washington State Park consists of 493 acres in eastern Montgomery County. It takes its name from the temporary fort built by George Washington’s troops in the fall of 1777, before heading to Valley Forge.

The park is popular with hikers and picnickers. Birders enjoy the seasonal migration of raptors from the Observation Deck.