In June 1756, the Templar Shay Cormac saved Christopher Gist from execution via hanging on its grounds. Upon realizing that his ship, the Morrigan, was anchored at the nearby docks, Shay cleared the area of gang members and took possession of the stronghold, using it as his residence and personal headquarters.
- In Assassin's Creed III, Fort Washington can be found in the location occupied by Fort Arsenal in Rogue.
- It is presumed that Fort Arsenal had been destroyed by the Great Fire of New York and Fort Washington was erected on the site.
- Still Life with Glass Flask and Fruit by Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin is among the paintings in Fort Arsenal.