Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site


Cannon at Fort Ward

4301 W Braddock Road, Alexandria VA 22304

This earthen fort, one of the 68 that ringed the Federal capital during the war, has been restored and interpreted. A nearby museum offers excellent Civil War exhibits relating to Alexandria's war-time experience and other topics. This is the place to get oriented for a tour of Civil War fortifications in the Washington DC area.

Museum open 10 am–5 pm Tuesday–Saturday, noon–5 pm Sunday. Free.


Related: Washington DC sites