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Fort Washington Artillery Demonstrations

The Fort Washington Guard will demonstrate the procedures used during the muzzle-loading era of American Artillery.

Location

13551 Fort Washington Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744

When

1–3:30pm

Even Description

Ever wonder how Civil War cannons were fired?  The Fort Washington Guard in period uniforms will demonstrate and explain the procedures used during the muzzle-loading era of American Artillery.  The park has two artillery pieces, a 6-pound field gun and a 12-pound mountain howitzer. 

The cannon is fired on the hour at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.  Each demonstration takes about 15 minutes. $10.00 to enter park, program free.