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Fort Ward Museum and Park

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Address: 4301 W Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22304-1007
Phone Number: 703 838 4848

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Fort Ward is a quality small historical area with plenty of green space and ideal for pet walking. Would suggest going early on weekends as it is well used by local walkers.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 21, 2016
Blacksburg, Virginia

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Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This public park takes the visitor back into history. Visit the museum and become acquainted with the artifacts on display then visit the fort proper which is easily reached from the museum. After that explore the rest of the park and learn about the history and uses of the area.

Thank JohnVeldhuis
Blacksburg, Virginia
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91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Fort Ward is a quality small historical area with plenty of green space and ideal for pet walking. Would suggest going early on weekends as it is well used by local walkers.

Thank DrJDM
Dover, PA
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Nice, quiet park for a picnic lunch and letting the kids play. Entrance was a little tough to find because our GPS wasn't showing us the right place to enter, but look for the yelllow museum building to get into the park.

Thank mr_mcmunkee
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

I work across the street from this park, and I use to live across the street from it. It has a playground for the kids, an amphitheater for cool summer concerts, and there are restrooms on both sides of the park. This is an excellent park for just walking, and for joggers, and picnics and cook-outs. The park closes at... More 

Thank 864glorias
Arlington, Virginia
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58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

This is one of my favorite historical places in Alexandria. When my son, his wife and my grandson visited and they wanted a place to go for a walk, away from the traffic, and to learn a bit more about local history, this was my first choice. We walked the grounds where there are small markers with good information on... More 

2 Thank TomTerrific51
Arlington, Virginia
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458 reviews
191 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

Fort Ward is one of the scores of forts built to defend Washington during the Civil War. There is little or nothing left of most of them, but Fort Ward is well-preserved, including most of its earthen ramparts and one restored section that includes cannons that recreates the wartime look of the Fort. After the war, the Fort grounds were... More 

1 Thank Brendan S
Ocoee, Florida
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202 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Walked around this spot with my son and his new dog. Really enjoyed seeing the changing fall leaves and the fort. Nice spot for a picnic but I saw a lot more people running and walking dogs - great open spaces. Seemed easy to get to as well.

Thank NativeDina
Alexandria, VA
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1,051 reviews
460 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

We live close by and often walk through this old battlefield and fort site. The walking is in pleasant surroundings and the museum is worth a walk through for history buffs. Periodically throughout the year there are civil war reenactments. Fun to see the period costumes, tents, old rifles, etc. The area is shady which makes it ideal for walks... More 

Thank VAChuck
Washington Dc, District Of Columbia, Usa
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132 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016

This seems to be more of a local spot than a big history place, but it has a nice museum to learn about the history, and the park is nice to venture around and enjoy.

Thank Derek C
Springfield, Virginia
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51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

One of the ring of artillery batteries that surrounded and protected the Nations Capitol during the Civil War, Fort Ward, as reconstructed, still stands as a silent and dignified sentry overlooking the the valley roads leading to Washington DC. At certain times every year, Civil War re-enactors will make camp at Fort Ward, and there is a small (very small)... More 

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