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“Interesting Civil War history in Alexandria” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fort Ward Museum and Park

Fort Ward Museum and Park
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Alexandria, Virginia
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50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Interesting Civil War history in Alexandria”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

I have lived in Alexandria for many years and often drove right by Ft. Ward. This place offers some great insight into the role Alexandria played during the Civil War. We really enjoy the grounds and museum and take out of town guests here.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Mt Holly, NJ
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137 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Hidden history”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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89 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 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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