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Address: 4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone Number: 703 838 4848
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Interest piece of history just outside of Old Town. Good for family outing or just for an afternoon walk in the park.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Fort Ward Museum and Park is such a nice place to relax with the family and enjoy a picnic or a walk in the park and even take in a little of the local history from the Civil War. As one of the few surviving Civil War fortifications comprising the defenses of DC, the park is very nicely maintained. The... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

One thing you can say for Alexandria is that they love their green space. This park is just lovely. You can walk the circle path and leave the city behind. You can drive in and use the grills in wonderful shady areas. Or you can tour the Museam.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Interest piece of history just outside of Old Town. Good for family outing or just for an afternoon walk in the park.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Good place for a picnic. Ranger or other docent very helpful in explaining the day to day life of the fort and its role in proteching DC

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The Civil War saw the deep concern of the residents that the Confederates would invade the city. They tried several times, once at Ft. Ward and again at Ft. Stevens in Maryland. Good little museum on the grounds and nicely preserved breastworks of the original fort.

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Pittsburg, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Nice small museum and park. You can see everything in about an hour or less. The museum is small - one room but has a some interesting artifacts.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 593 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Ft. Ward was one of 43 forts in the Washington area protecting our nation's capital during the Civil War. It is one of the few forts that have survived to this day with any degree of preservation. Stop by the small museum which provides an excellent history and description of the "defense of Washington" structure and strategies, with lots of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

a great place to go for walks and they sponsor alot of historical events. it is much bigger than it looks from the street

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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Set on the west side of Alexandria, this park is a delight. It stretches over a number of acres as it phoused a major installation for the Union troops during the Civil War. Start with the museum to get a handle on what happened here and then explore the complex set of fortifications to get a feel of the war... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This pleasant little park (probably little is not the correct word because it may have almost 50 acres) is a great place to walk or ride a bike on a finished surface with gently rolling hills. You can also relax on the grass, enjoy the small museum or read some of the placards and learn of the strategic importance of... More 

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Address: 4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone Number: 703 838 4848
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria

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