On the banks of the Potomac River lies the historic site of Fort Washington. Once the only defensive fort protecting the nation's capital, the grounds around Fort Washington have now become a huge public park maintained by the National Park Service. The beautiful location on the shores of the river make it a great place for picnicking and fishing. The extensive biking trails throughout the park are also perfect for joggers or cyclists. For the history buffs out there, the fort itself is also open daily from morning till evening, giving you the opportunity to walk amongst hundreds of years of history.
Harmony Hall is one of Fort Washington's most historic homes, with a past dating back to the early 1700s. So, to fit the mansion's name, the grounds around the mansion were used to construct arts centers and music halls to host galleries and musical events, as well as educate the public on the importance of the arts. Today, Arts and Harmony Hall includes five gallery spaces and a regional center that hosts many art and music programs. For those looking to catch a show, head over to the John Addison Concert Hall, a 209-seat hall that regularly hosts music concerts from classical to R&B.
Ebenezer A.M.E. Churc
Originally founded by 13 members in 1856, Ebenezer has since grown to become one of the largest churches in the Fort Washington area with over 8,000 members. The current church was constructed in 1994 on a 33-acre piece of land in Fort Washington and has definitely made its mark on the Fort Washington community. Even though the sanctuary has 2,600 seats, you still better get there early for Sunday Service. Ebenezer also has 100 ministries to cover its members, with Bible studies, meetings, and special activities every day of the week.