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Population: 3,680 (2000 census)
During the Philadelphia campaign of the American Revolutionary War, George Washington and the Continental Army set up their camps here after their defeat at the Battle of Germantown in 1777. This was also immediately prior to their march to Valley Forge. During their encampment at Fort Washington the British and American forces met on the battle field, which is now know as the Battle of White Marsh. Today, the Fort Washington State Park contains an area dedicated to the primary American troops that were situated there.
Fort Washington is conveniently close to the Philadelphia International Airport. There are rental cars, SEPTA, and even the Regional Rail (R5), that is available to take to from the airport. Fort Washington has an actual Regional Rail and SEPTA stop, which is located no more than a half mile from a Holiday Inn. The Regional Rail (R5) also runs through Center City with connecting trains from New York and New Jersey.
Also, close to Fort Washington, is Valley Forge - the historical landmark where the Continental Army stationed themselves for six months under the reign of General George Washington.
The Willow Grove Mall is a very high-end mall that is located near Fort Washington. The SEPTA also makes a stop at this mall.
Some restaurants that are highly regarded in Fort Washington are:
Upper Dublin Township 801 Loch Alsh Avenue Fort Washington, PA 19034
Phone: (215) 643-1600 Fax: (215) 542-0797
If history and landmarks are not what interest you, then there are such places as Manayunk, Chestnut Hill and Ambler. All of these places are close by an easy to get too. Shopping and eating is the main reason one may visit these places, but they are extremely interesting places to visit as well. If you would rather not shop in a conventional shopping mall, then there are places such as Manayunk, Chestnut Hill and Ambler to go to. Each of these places have one-of-a-kind restaurants and shops which attract people from many places around the state.