Fort Stanton was the first of dozens in the 'Fort Circle' designed to protect the capital from Confederate attacks during the Civil War. All that remains is a historic marker, but the real attraction is the superb view of the capital from this high, grassy hill behind the church parking lot.
1812 Erie St SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA
Nearest Transit: Congress Heights (Green Line)
Fort Stanton Overlook and Nearby Attractions on Map
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