Fort Washington was a fortified position near the north end of Manhattan
Island (now part of New York City
) and was located at the highest point on the island. The Fort Washington Site is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
The modern day location of Fort Washington is marked by Bennett Park
on Fort Washington Ave. between West 183rd and West 185th Sts. in the Hudson
Heights neighborhood of the Washington Heights section of New York
City. The location of the fort's walls are marked in the park by stones, along with an inscription. Nearby is a tablet indicating that the schist outcropping nearby is the highest natural point on Manhattan Island, one of the reasons for the fort's location.
The park is a few blocks north of the George Washington Bridge
. Along the banks of the Hudson River below is Fort Washington Park
and the small point of land alternately called Jeffrey's Hook or Fort Washington Point, which is the site of the Little Red Lighthouse