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Address: 4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone Number: 703 838 4848
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Our favorite dog-walking site

Ft Ward is our favorite site to walk the dogs. The paved road is about 0.5 miles. We also like to look at the cannon sites and read the history of the site. Don't forget the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
pattelbert
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Alexandria, Virginia

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Alexandria, Virginia
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ft Ward is our favorite site to walk the dogs. The paved road is about 0.5 miles. We also like to look at the cannon sites and read the history of the site. Don't forget the cemetery.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

One of the most historic locations in Northern Virginia. Original fort, with some restorations, from Civil War circle of forts around Washington. One of the few remaining forts from that period. There is a delightful museum with wide range of exhibits, photos, etc. Makes a wonderful walking tour.

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The best preserved Civil Wart Fort in the region. Alexandria was the site of the first casualties of the civil war on both sides .

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Alexandria, Virginia
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Fort Ward Park is one of the really special places managed by the City of Alexandria. History If you are a history buff, Fort Ward is one of the very few forts remaining from the Civil War Defenses of Washington; during the Civil War, there was a circle of forts around Washington, DC to protect it. At the time, DC... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

During the Civil War the Federal government built a series of forts to protect Washington, DC. The Fort itself is long gone, but you can see the outline of where it was in a lovely green space on the outskirts of Alexandria. If you have a car, transportation will be easy. Pack a picnic since there are no restaurants anywhere... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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 7 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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Thank Jane D
Alexandria, Virginia
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29 reviews
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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 26, 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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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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