Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site

  • ADDRESS:
  • 4301 W. Braddock Road
  • Alexandria, VA 22304
  • PHONE:
  • (703) 746-4848
  • Details
    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.
  • Events

    Civil War Soldiers Fighting in…

    Interpreters dressed in several types of Civil War uniforms will describe the evolution,…

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    Soldier-led Tours in Honor of…

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    An interpreter portraying a Union veteran reminisces about his military service at Fort Ward…

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    Civil War Christmas in Camp

    Interpretive holiday event features a Union patriotic Santa Claus, soldiers in winter camps, and…

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    Civil War Winter Drill Day

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    Reenactors from the 3rd U.S. Regular Infantry, Company K, will interpret the military life of the…

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    U.S. Colored Troops (U.S.C.T.)…

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    Reenactors from the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. B., and the 23rd U.S.C.T. will…

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    Fort Ward Tour and Civil War…

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    Observe Armed Forces Day by attending a soldier-led tour of Fort Ward at 11 a.m., followed by a…

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