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Fort Ward Museum and Park

4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22304
703 838 4848
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Ranked #21 of 38 Attractions in Alexandria
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
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Pittsburg, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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335 reviews 335 reviews
140 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 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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United States
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94 reviews 94 reviews
39 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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489 reviews 489 reviews
236 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 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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569 reviews 569 reviews
246 attraction reviews
345 helpful votes 345 helpful votes
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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rmm0484
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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157 reviews 157 reviews
43 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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