Fort Hunt Park is a popular recreational park on the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Once inhabited by Native Americans, and later part of George Washington’s River Farm, the Fort also has a well known history as a part of the capital defenses and as a New Deal work camp.  But its most interesting history is shrouded in mystery: In World War II Fort Hunt Park was a top-secret military intelligence installation known only as P.O. Box 1142.   

Friends of Fort Hunt Park is a non-profit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to preserving and enhancing Fort Hunt Park’s historical and recreational resources.    

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History of the PArk

Fort Hunt Park has a long and rich history, including being the site of a WWII top secret military intelligence center, PO Box 1142 

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