Site of George Washington’s Historic Fort Loudoun

Fort Loudoun was the site of Washington’s regimental headquarters during the French & Indian War. On-going archaeological investigations have uncovered intact period deposits including part of the barrack’s foundation, as well as numerous artifacts. Washington oversaw the digging of a 103 foot deep well, in 1757, that still exists at the site.

Free docent guided tours of the Fort Loudoun property (individuals or groups) are available by contacting the French & Indian War Foundation at: The French & Indian War Foundation preserves and interprets the colonial history of Virginia’s frontier.

Self-Guided tours can be taken via the FIWF’s Cell/Smart Phone Tour; just call (703) 574-6110 or visit their website at Signs at the site will provide visual reference as to the location of Fort Loudoun as you listen to the history of George Washington’s headquarters during the French & Indian War.