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Fort Ward Museum and Park

4301 W Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22304-1007
+1 703-838-4848
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“civil war” (26 reviews)
“re enactments” (3 reviews)
“picnic lunch” (3 reviews)
4301 W Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22304-1007

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stop here, There is plenty of history to be seen and it was a nice place to explore. The only down side was that the museum was closed the day we went. Otherwise, it was a lot of fun!

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a teriffic park for a summer picnic or stroll but I brought my children so they could learn about the fort. History books generally show pictures of wooden stockades or stone walls when they talk about forts but Fort Ward, and most of...More

Thank cohappyfeet
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Kelsey F
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Gene K
Reviewed 30 August 2017

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

Thank VAChuck
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

A great site to walk and explore. Not huge but big enough for a good walk. Offer various recreation activities.

Thank kayakgirl75
Reviewed 20 July 2017

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

Thank kyleburke84
Reviewed 16 July 2017

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

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Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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

Thank David T
Reviewed 21 May 2017

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.

Thank Watergate2014
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