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Fort Hunt Park, Alexandria

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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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  • This park combines walking and biking trails with open spaces, picnic areas, and some great history. On a clear Autumn afternoon, this place is beautiful full of brilliant maple trees and views of the...  more »
  • We had a great yet interesting visit at Fort Hunt . Lots of walking and interesting scenery . The area is steep with history.  more »
  • This is one of those off the beaten path place that you must stop and take the time to see due to the amount of history that has occurred here. Between the gun batteries and the old POW camp, this loc...  more »
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  • CONS: Not much to do. Bring your own fun. PROS: lots of space for all the out door fun you want to have. Lots of Parking. Quite a few historical landmarks and peaces of history to view. Not all are photo worthy. Some are can be creepy as old stuff usually is. We brought our own food and fun and had a blast.
  • It's great! I love the dirt trails in the back of the park. They are decent for the location if you don't have time to travel farther for trail running.
  • Great piece of history. It ties in with Fort Washington across the Potomac, so I suggest seeing both. More history at Fort Washington, but more "park" at Fort Hunt. Grounds are beautiful and is a great spot for family runs.
  • It's a managed by the park service so it's free. Like others have said, the playground is gone but it's still a nice place to walk and ride a bike. I taught my son to ride his bike one of the lots. As he got better we did a lap around the park.
  • A must see if time permits. Concerts in summer. Bring your doggies
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