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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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“nice park” (6 reviews)
“civil war” (23 reviews)
4301 W Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22304-1007
+1 703-838-4848

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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

Thank Eileen K
Reviewed 17 January 2017

A smallish park built around remains of an old civil war fort. It also had a small but interesting free museum. Nice place for a stroll and to let kids run around.

Thank AugieD0ggie
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Visited Ford Ward Museum and Park last week. What a great little park to walk and take in the civil war-era earthworks and artillery pieces. The small museum had lots of very interesting artifacts which explained the importance of these forts in the defense of...More

Thank Marc M
Reviewed 25 October 2016

In years past we used to take the grandkids to this park and they could run and play to their hearts content. Now that they are more into electronics, we take our dogs to enjoy the park. They love to walk the many paths. Sometimes...More

Thank cooperhrc
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This public park takes the visitor back into history. Visit the museum and become acquainted with the artifacts on display then visit the fort proper which is easily reached from the museum. After that explore the rest of the park and learn about the history...More

Thank JohnVeldhuis
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Fort Ward is a quality small historical area with plenty of green space and ideal for pet walking. Would suggest going early on weekends as it is well used by local walkers.

Thank DrJDM
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Nice, quiet park for a picnic lunch and letting the kids play. Entrance was a little tough to find because our GPS wasn't showing us the right place to enter, but look for the yelllow museum building to get into the park.

Thank mr_mcmunkee
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