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Fort Ward Museum and Park

4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22304
703 838 4848
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Ranked #23 of 37 attractions in Alexandria
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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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rmm0484
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The park itself is very good, and the historical reenactments are outstnding. What is not good is that pedestrians and cars share the road, plus the street noise from I395 is quite audible. Creation of a pedestrian path or lane would help, or restricting access by car to the picnic areas.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Fort Ward is a small park on near the Virginia Theological Seminary; a little haven in the midst of the bustle of the City of Alexandria. It is quiet and the distance around the park is 1.0, with the interior filled with trees and a couple BBQ grills. Good place for musing and walking or packing a picnic lunch alone... More

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Washington DC
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Out of the mainstream but historically interesting ... and a lovely place to jog, walk, or just sit and meditate.

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alexandria, va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It's a lovely little park, with parking inside, lots of trees, a small but nice play area for little people, great spot to have a picnic

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

A great park with plenty of history. Bring a picnic basket, go for a walk, and enjoy the sights and history.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I have lived in Alexandria for many years and often drove right by Ft. Ward. This place offers some great insight into the role Alexandria played during the Civil War. We really enjoy the grounds and museum and take out of town guests here.

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Mt Holly, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

The personnel were very informative about the fort and the orientation film provided additional information. The fort is a simple structure of earthen works and various small buildings and cannon. It gave one a better idea how Washington DC was protected during the Civil War. A must see; and, it's free

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This civil war photo is partially restored and is a great connection to the military history of the area.

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Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

This is a little piece of Civil War history, easily accessible by car. If you watch the schedule, you can catch demonstrations of artillery firing. The museum does a good job of telling the story of Alexandria during the period, and the gift shop includes books that give even more information.

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