Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site

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Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site information

Location
Washington, DC , USA
Address
4301 W Braddock Rd
More information
www.alexandriava.gov/FortWard
Opening hours
park 9am-dusk daily, museum 10am-5pm Tue-Sat, noon-5pm Sun
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Fort Ward, northwest of Old Town along Braddock Rd, is the best-restored of the 162 Civil War forts known as the Defenses of Washington. The Northwest Bastion of the fort has been completely restored, and the remaining earthwork walls give a good sense of the defenses’ original appearance. The on-site museum features exhibits on Civil War topics.