The grounds of Fort Dupont serve as a natural oasis in the middle of Washington DC's bustling city. There's total of 376 acres of wide-open fields and forested trail. Summertime is when everything Read more...
The grounds of Fort Dupont serve as a natural oasis in the middle of Washington DC's bustling city. There's total of 376 acres of wide-open fields and forested trail. Summertime is when everything happens at this park.
Fort Dupont used to be an earthen structure that defended the capital during the Civil War. The remnants of the fort are long gone. The sounds of Army men training and drilling have been replaced with music and live acts. Every summer, the park hosts a free Summer Theatre concert series on certain Saturdays. Spread out your blankets, unfold your chairs, bring a cooler full of food, and you've got a banner day. Bring a portable grill for a barbecue dinner among friends.
During the summer there are guided tours from rangers. There are also summer camps for kids led by volunteers in period costume. Community gardens let local residents grow flowers, fruits, and vegetables on certain plots of land. It's a way the park gives back to the community.
If you're spending awhile touring the nation's capital, the park is a respite from the bustle of the city. Listening to a free summer concert gives you a chance to unwind, and get your groove on while enjoying some great music.