Then and Now: Ft. Totten

fort-totten-100 pdr. Parrott gun Then: Fort Totten during the Civil War. Construction of Fort Totten began in August 1861 and was finished by 1863. It occupied a high point in advance of the Soldiers’ Home, President’s Lincoln summer residence. Additional historic photos can be found here>>

Ft. Totten 2009Now: Completely overgrown and obscure. With the exception of a boulder containing a marker in the middle of the park, the only way to identify this site it to take inference from the name of Fort Totten Road (which its on), or to look at a map. Signage at the entrance to the park only indicates that its maintained by Rock Creek Park.


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