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Civil War Tours at Fort Ward in Honor of Veteran’s Day | News Release | City of Alexandria

Civil War Tours at Fort Ward in honor of Veteran’s Day

Fort Ward Museum will offer soldier-led tours of historic Fort Ward in honor of Veteran’s Day on Saturday, November 11.    Two 90-minute tours will be presented at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.   Tours are free, and will begin in the Museum.  The program is weather dependent.

The tours will be conducted by an interpreter who will portray a Union army veteran reminiscing about his military service at Fort Ward during the Civil War.   Participants will learn about Civil War veterans organizations, the history of Fort Ward, army life in the Civil War Defenses of Washington, and the design and construction of Civil War forts.   Highlights include the reconstructed Officers’ Hut and ceremonial entrance gate, and the fort’s fully restored Northwest bastion.

Fort Ward was the fifth largest of the extensive system of Union forts known as the Defenses of Washington.   The Museum offers exhibits, special programs and events throughout the year.   Fort Ward is located at 4301 West Braddock Road in the west end of the City of Alexandria.  For more information, please call Fort Ward Museum at 703.746.4848.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended.  To request a reasonable accommodation or an alternative format, email FortWardMuseum@alexandriava.gov, or call 703.746.4848, or Virginia Relay at 711.

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