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Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site

  • Address:
    4301 W Braddock Rd
    Alexandria, VA 22304
  • Phone:
    (703) 838-4848
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Fort Ward Museum in Alexandria interprets the history of the best-preserved Union fort which was built to protect Washington D.C. during the Civil War.  It was the fifth largest built to defend the city, and operated from 1861 to 1865. On the grounds visitors will see cannons, bombproof shelters designed to accommodate 500 soldiers and reconstructed officers’ quarters.  The museum is a replica of the building that existed on the grounds, with Civil War exhibits, interpretive programs, tours, lectures and videos.