Most People In Washington Don’t Know About Our Old World War II POW Camp

Discovery Park in Seattle spans 534 acres, making it the largest park in the city, by far. Most people go to take in the stunning views and see the West Point Lighthouse, but some know of its history as a military fort. However, most Washingtonians don’t know that Fort Lawton once housed German prisoners during World War II.

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Have you ever seen Fort Lawton at Discovery Park? The best way to take a full tour of the park is by hiking this trail.

Address: 3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199, USA