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Jones Point Park

Jones Point Park
Jones Point Park
 
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The historic lighthouse at Jones Point Park, built in 1855, is the last remaining riverine lighthouse in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located on the Potomac River near Old Town Alexandria the park is also the home of one of the oldest federal monuments, the first boundary stones for Washington DC.
 
 

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

POTOMAC, Md. — A view of the rapids from the Great Falls Overlook in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. From 1928 to 1950, the 184.5-mile canal provided a source of income for families along the Potomac River.

 

Harmony Hall

Harmony Hall

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. — Harmony Hall, an 18th-century mansion located along the Potomac River, is owned by the National Park Service and is designed to preserve southern Maryland's cultural heritage and Colonial history. 

 

Fort Foote

Fort Foote

FORT WASHINGTON, Md. — The American Civil War-era wood and earthwork fort, Fort Foote, was part of the wartime defenses of Washington, D.C., designed to defend the Potomac River approach to the city. It operated from 1863 to 1878.   

 

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

WASHINGTON — Born into slavery in 1818, Frederick Douglass escaped and became one of America's leading voices in the abolitionist movement. Today, the Fredrick Douglass National Historic Site preserves his legacy at his home at Cedar Hill, where he lived the final 17 years of his life.