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“Hidden DC History” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fort Ward Museum and Park

Fort Ward Museum and Park
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Private Customized Tour of Washington DC with US Veteran
Arlington, Virginia
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89 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Hidden DC History”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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97 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Little Piece of History”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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127 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Nice park, not well maintained!”
3 of 5 bubbles 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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81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great Location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

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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Alexandria, VA
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1,108 reviews
495 attraction reviews
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“NICE LITTLE CIVIL WAR FORT WITH PICNIC AND WALKING AND JOGGING AREAS”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

We have been going to Fort Ward for years. It is a good place to jog, walk the dog, cook in embedded outdoor grills, or to enjoy some music on Thursday night in the summer. The park, which has nearly 50 acres, is an old Union fort that was designed to protect the parameter of Washington DC. There are a few civil war batteries in the park and there is a small museum that has infrequent hours but some history on the park and area. The park is generally well maintained and parking is available in at least 4 locations. Traffic through the park is limited in peak times such as the weekend and summer. Periodically, events occur there such as civil war enactments. It is not otherwise a destination for out of town tourists. It is instead a place for people living in DC area who need to get out of their apartments, condos, or homes and exercise or cook outdoors in a nice, clean environment.

Visited June 2012
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