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Name: Fort Washington Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Fort Washington, Maryland, United States


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Photo: Virginia Slechta
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Managing Organization:
Fort Washington Park

Telephone: 301-763-4600


Contact Address Information:
13551 Fort Washington Road
Fort Washington
Maryland, 20744, United States

The 1882 bell tower was modified to support a light in 1901, replacing an earlier light that was hidden from view by Fort Washington. The Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society is working to restore this tower.

Height of Focal Plane: 28

This light is operational

Date Established: 1857

Date Present Tower Built: 1901

Optics: 18??: Sixth order Fresnel lens, now on display at Oyster Museum in Chincoteague, Virginia.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

The lighthouse is in Fort Washington Park on Fort Washington Road. The lighthouse is off the main loop road (the first turn past the first parking lot). Take this right turn and wind down to the river. You have to walk the last few 100 yards.


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