Gate at Fort Ward Historic Site
Reconstruction of 1865 ceremonial entrance gate at Fort Ward Historic Site. Fort Ward is the best preserved fort in the Defenses of Washington, the system of Union forts and batteries built to protect Washington, D.C. Fort Ward Museum interprets the site’s history, life within the Defenses of Washington, and everyday life of Civil War soldiers and civilians through exhibits, tours, lectures and living history activities. The Museum and Historic Site also interpret Alexandria as an occupied city and its role as a vital Union Army crossroads.
Credit: Office of Historic Alexandria