Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site

  • 4301 W. Braddock Road
  • Alexandria, VA 22304
  • Phone: (703) 746-4848
  • Fax: -703

Fort Ward is the best preserved of the extensive network of Union forts and batteries known as the Civil War Defenses of Washington.

The museum, patterned after a Union headquarters building, houses a fine Civil War collection and exhibits. The Fort's Northwest Bastion has been completely restored. Museum open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m.; park open daily 9 a.m.-sunset.

Soldier-led Tours of the Fort in Honor of Armed Forces Day

  • May 16, 2015
  • Address: 4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22304

Tours of the historic fort led by an interpreter in Union uniform highlight the history of Fort Ward and army life in the Defenses of Washington. View Details

Civil War Camp Day

  • June 13, 2015
  • Address: 4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22304

Union and Confederate reenactors interpret Civil War military activities in camp settings, present drills, infantry and artillery demonstrations, and View Details

Civil War Kids Drill Day

  • June 27, 2015
  • Address: 4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22304

Kids aged 9 to 12 will learn from a reenactor how soldiers drilled during the Civil War, and make a canteen in a fun hands-on craft activity. Fee View Details

Civil War Artillery Day

  • October 10, 2015
  • Address: 4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22304

Learn about the life and duties of an artilleryman from reenactors in the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery, a unit that was stationed at Fort Ward View Details

Soldier-led Tours of the Fort in Honor of Veteran's Day

  • November 07, 2015
  • Address: 4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22304

Tour the historic fort with an interpreter who will portray a Civil War Veteran returning to Fort Ward and reminiscing about his army experience in View Details

Civil War Christmas in Camp

  • December 12, 2015
  • Address: 4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22304

Holiday event interprets how Christmas was observed during the Civil War. Features a patriotic Santa Claus, living history interpreters, a Victorian View Details

Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association
221 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-746-3301 or 800-388-9119
ask@visitalexva.com
Trip Advisor

Check out what other travelers say about Alexandria tourism on TripAdvisor.

designed by BCF
Powered By Simpleview