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Fort Hunt Park

  • Address:
    8999 Fort Hunt Road
    Alexandria, VA 22308
  • Phone:
Meeting Facilities

Originally part of George Washington's Mount Vernon estate, the land that is Fort Hunt Park has undergone several transformations. Batteries at Fort Hunt defended the Potomac River during the Spanish American War; the Civilian Conservation Corps operated a camp there during the Great Depression; and soldiers at Fort Hunt interrogated prisoners, trained pilots in escape and evasion, and combed German documents for intelligence during World War II. Today it is a favorite spot for picnicking.

Fort Hunt Park is located near the shores of the Potomac River in Virginia. Mixed hardwood forests and open fields provide a variety of habitats for birds and other wildlife.

Fort Hunt Park Meeting Facility
  • Space Notes: Multiple picnic areas and a pavilion are available to rent on a first come, first served basis by the National Park Service.
  • Description: rents the picnic areas out for the purpose of having picnics (groups of people enjoying the outdoors and an associated meal.) Any additional activities (i.e. moonbounces, amusement rides, active recreational uses, or weddings) may require a Special Park Use Permit or Public Gatheirng Permit. We often find that people renting the picnic areas/pavilions do not realize that a planned activity requires and additional special use permit. If you have questions, please contact a ranger at tel. 202-439-7325.