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4301 W Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22304-1007
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

DC is chock full of history at every turn and corner. Fort Ward is one of those hidden "forts" that pepper the VA urban side. Due to its big brother attractions, this gets a step brotherly treatment. Historically, this place isn't good, but they have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kmanoj32
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Fort Ward is the kind of place that probably wouldn't be a city park everywhere. It might not rise to the National Park distinction, but there's more here than the city park designation indicates. The fort, even though much of is is re-created, is in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank therivethatwassud
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

It was a good visit and the museum was nice but it was much smaller than we expected from what we saw online. Saw everything in under an hour and it was free. Great spot for walking.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Catherine N
Reviewed January 1, 2018

We really enjoyed our stop here, There is plenty of history to be seen and it was a nice place to explore. The only down side was that the museum was closed the day we went. Otherwise, it was a lot of fun!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Richard W
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

This is a teriffic park for a summer picnic or stroll but I brought my children so they could learn about the fort. History books generally show pictures of wooden stockades or stone walls when they talk about forts but Fort Ward, and most of...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Fort Ward is a great place to walk around to view history and take in scenic views. There is a playground for kids and places to cook out.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Kelsey F
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

A great place to visit for a couple of hours. The museum, while small, has exhibits that are well presented. Especially for fans of "Mercy Street" there are some good exhibits on Civil War medicine and hospitals in Alexandria. The fort area is well preserved...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Gene K
Reviewed August 29, 2017

We like walking around Fort Ward. It is an oasis in the midst of neighborhoods. The walking whether with friends or the family dog is enjoyable. There are cookout areas throughout the park. If you want to have a sizeable group event, you can reserve...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank VAChuck
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

A great site to walk and explore. Not huge but big enough for a good walk. Offer various recreation activities.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank kayakgirl75
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Watch the park schedule on the web site. We visited when the park hosted a Civil War Reenactor Encampment. Adults and children of all ages were there. It was an outstanding experiential learning event - see, hear, touch - real civil war era items (ex,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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