Visit your favorite historic Alexandria museums for Museum Store Sunday, the day after Small Business Saturday, for unique and historically inspired gifts with special offers, seasonal refreshments and more. The museums of historic Alexandria are pleased to participate in this international campaign led by the Museum Store Association.
Fort Ward is the best preserved of the extensive network of Union forts and batteries known as the Civil War Defenses of Washington.
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.