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“Hidden history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Ward Museum and Park

Fort Ward Museum and Park
4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22304
703 838 4848
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Ranked #22 of 39 Attractions in Alexandria
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
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Mt Holly, NJ
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Hidden history”
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

Visited March 2013
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Arlington, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
56 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Hidden DC History”
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.

Visited November 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Little Piece of History”
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.

Visited October 2012
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Alexandria, VA
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Nice park, not well maintained!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

This park is a nice place for a picnic.
It is not well maintained by the City however!
Can also be very loud at times!

Visited July 2012
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Fairfax, VA
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7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great Location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012 via mobile

Our group had an event at the park and it was perfect for us. Bathrooms could be better kept but overall it was a great time.

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