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Nearby Attractions to Fort Washington State Park

Information about Fort Washington State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Explore the Area

Nearby Fort Washington was the site of an American Revolutionary War encampment. Historic remnants still exist in the park today. Shopping opportunities abound in nearby King of Prussia, as well as in downtown Philadelphia, located less than 20 miles to the south.

Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Eastern Montgomery Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby State Parks and Forests

Fort Washington State Park is close to several state parks and one state forest, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.

Norristown Farm Park

One of the most unique parks in the Pennsylvania state park system, the 690-acre Norristown Farm Park is a working farm in continuous use since colonial times. Here you will find hiking trails, a trout nursery, picnic areas, separate forest areas of mixed oak and other deciduous trees, flood plain, old farm fields, working fields, wetlands, and two streams. There are 15 historic buildings on the property, the earliest dating from 1764.

Ridley Creek State Park

Ridley Creek State Park encompasses more than 2,606 acres of Delaware County woodlands and meadows. The gently rolling terrain of the park, bisected by Ridley Creek, is only 16 miles from center city Philadelphia and is an oasis of open space in a growing urban area.

Recreational activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, fishing, hunting, and camping.

Evansburg State Park

Evansburg State Park is in southcentral Montgomery County between Norristown and Collegeville. Evansburg offers a significant area of green space and relative solitude in an urbanized area.

Its main natural feature, the Skippack Creek, has dissected the land into ridges and valleys that create feelings of enclosures and provide scenic views. Popular recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking, fishing, hunting, golfing, softball, and camping.

Marsh Creek State Park

The 1,727-acre Marsh Creek State Park is in the rolling hills of north central Chester County. The park contains the 535-acre Marsh Creek Lake, which is a wonderful resource for fishing, sailing, and migrating waterfowl. Other recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, and hunting.

William Penn State Forest

Named for the founder of “Penn’s Woods,” William Penn State Forest contains 1,683 acres in 10 separate tracts across south eastern Pa. The forest protects and conserves unique Pennsylvania ecosystems, including Goat Hill Serpentine Barrens and Little Tinicum Island on the Delaware River. The forest is popular for fishing, hunting, and sightseeing.

Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places

Valley Forge National Historic Park is 15 miles south of the park and provides the visitor with an understanding of the winter encampment of General Washington’s forces.

The Morris Arboretum is a few miles from the park and offers opportunities to see a diverse array of trees and other plants.

Pennsylvania Heritage Areas

Heritage Areas protect, enhance, and promote Pennsylvania’s historic, natural, cultural, and scenic resources.

The Schuylkill River National & State Heritage Area is Pennsylvania’s first designated Scenic River. It has been instrumental in shaping the nation’s heritage for more than 300 years, playing an important role in three revolutions: the American, Industrial, and Environmental.