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Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site

. Description:  One of a system of forts constructed to protect Washington, D. C. during the Civil War.  It contains the remains of the earthen fort, restored northwest bastion, reconstructed officers hut, and a museum. 
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4301 W Braddock Rd
Alexandria VA 22304

Parent Organization:
City of Alexandria
Phone 703 838-4848
fax 703 671-7350
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Museum APR-OCT 12 - 5 9 -5 9 -5 9 -5 9 -5 9 -5
Museum NOV-MAR 12-5   10-5 10-5 10-5 10-5 10-5
Historic Site & Park Year Round 9 - sunset 9 - sunset 9 - sunset 9 - sunset 9 - sunset 9 - sunset 9 - sunset
Season  Call for holiday closings
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec





As of MAR 2008  Free   Free    
Special Fees:
Additional Group Info:  Guided tours available by advance reservation (fee is charged)
Special Tours & Pricing: 

Reservation Contact:
703 838-4848
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have:  Self-guided tours are always available, guided tours are available with advance reservation. Start in the museum, with exhibits on the defensive forts surrounding Washington and a model of Fort Ward when it was active, then tour the fort itself, with the reconstructed Officers' Hut, bombproof, and North Bastion, complete with cannon
Big Events: Suggested Stay:
Period Civil War Type of Site Fort
Buildings: Museum, bastion, officer's hut
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Eating Name/Capacity Hours Type of food
Picnic  Yes located in 45 acre park with picnic facilities
Shopping Shop Merchandise Hours
Name Fort Ward Museum Shop Books same as museum


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Last Update: 01/09/2010

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