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Fort Hunt Park, Alexandria

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4.4/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
Fort Hunt Park is a public park located in Fort Hunt, Fairfax County, Virginia. It is administered by the National Park Service as part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The park preserves the remains of the eponymous Fort Hunt, portions of which date to the time of the Spanish–American War. Remains of several of the fort's original batteries, including Battery Mount Vernon, Battery Robinson, and Battery Sater, and Battery Porter (named after Lt. James Porter, an officer who was killed at Custer's Last Stand at the Little Bighorn.), have been preserved, and may still be visited today. The structures have been stabilized enough that visitors are able to climb on them without difficulty. Besides the batteries, the battery commander's station still stands; in addition, a flagpole has been erected as a memorial to the intelligence officers who served at the fort during World War II.Fort Hunt Park is open from dawn until dusk, year-round; access is from the George Washington Memorial Parkway or from Fort Hunt Road.
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  • We had a cultural celebration at this park they had the best bathroom facilities and playground area for the children. It also had a covered pavilion area with a stage for the DJ and a dance floor 
  • Top notch place to meet the family and friends for a picnic, take a bicycle ride around the perimeter, or just lay on a blanket and relax. Fabulous, well kept setting. 
  • Went for the free Sunday evening concert and the park actually has a stage and area for concerts. The acoustics are decent and it is covered. The only seats available are picnic tables so take your ow...  read more »
  • Excellent park for a picnic. The park road is a loop and is nice for bike riding or skating. There is a large covered pavilion and plenty of shaded spots to put down a blanket or sit on a bench. The grounds also have military history. It housed Fort Hunt during the Spanish American war. There are still several batteries left that can be seen. Kids love climbing around them. The fort also housed intelligence agents during WW2. There are plaques all over the park explaining the history.
  • Ride the bike, walk the dog, walk yourself around the one mile loop. Picnic with family and friends. Clean rest rooms, convenient to Mt. Vernon and the GW Parkway. Another NOVA treasure.
  • A nice, safe place to run. There are bathroom facilities that are open April to October, I think. Through most of the park, the cars are restricted to using a single lane at only 15mph, leaving the other lane for pedestrians and joggers. Officially closes at dark.
  • This is a huge National Park Service location, primarily containing five large parking lots/picnic areas that may be reserved, some with large covered tables and restroom access. There's a mile-long one-way road for walkers, bikers as well as car traffic; the picnic areas lie within this one mile circle, as well as a few softball fields and quite a bit of empty space and forest. There are free concerts at the pavilion in summer. There is some history here, as well - gun ramparts greet visitors at the entrance. There is also a sandy playground, unshaded and a bit far from parking. In the fall months, the trees here are SPECTACULAR.
  • Big and spacious. Well kept. In a historic area. Good fun to have for picnics and potlucks!
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