Fort Ward is a great place to walk around to view history and take in scenic views. There is a playground for kids and places to cook out.
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A great place to visit for a couple of hours. The museum, while small, has exhibits that are well presented. Especially for fans of "Mercy Street" there are some good exhibits on Civil War medicine and hospitals in Alexandria. The fort area is well preserved...More
We like walking around Fort Ward. It is an oasis in the midst of neighborhoods. The walking whether with friends or the family dog is enjoyable. There are cookout areas throughout the park. If you want to have a sizeable group event, you can reserve...More
Watch the park schedule on the web site. We visited when the park hosted a Civil War Reenactor Encampment. Adults and children of all ages were there. It was an outstanding experiential learning event - see, hear, touch - real civil war era items (ex,...More
I did a self-guided tour around the park. It is fairly well preserved with some replica cannon. The museum offers a look at several period pieces. If you have some time to kill in Alexandria it is worth the stop but I wouldn't go out...More
I live about half a mile from Fort Ward and visit frequently. It is one of twenty or so Federal Forts built during the Civil War to protect Washington from attack. It is one of only two or three of these forts preserved and reconstructed...More
The tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Dressed in historic clothing he explained the artifacts in the museum and described situation and events of the time. An enjoyable visit of the museum and civil war federal fort.
This nice convenient park is a great place to stroll or just relax at one of the numerous picnic tables. The .6 mile, circular, slightly hilly terrain is perfect for walking, jogging or dog walking. Parking is plentiful and the on-site museum is an added...More
I was limited to exercising and thought I would check out Fort Ward Park. I had a wonderful experience, walking through the history that surrounded the park during the Civil War. I was also impressed by the display of Civil War artifacts in the Museum....More