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.