Fort Ward Interpretive Plan
The goal of this project is to expand interpretation in Fort Ward Park to include the full range of its history, especially including the African American experience and the post-Civil War Fort community. Fort Ward's Civil War history will remain a core theme, but new elements will explore the legacy of that pivotal era.
The City of Alexandria has retained the firm of Design Minds of Fairfax, Virginia to prepare a Master Interpretive Plan for Fort Ward Park. The public is invited to attend meetings of the Fort Ward Interpretive Committee which are announced on the Calendar of Events for the City and the Office of Historic Alexandria.
- Fort Final Concept Design, April 23, 2019
- Fort Ward Interpretive Text, April 23, 2019
- Fort Ward Interpretive Mobile Web Design, April 23, 2019
- Fort Ward Draft Interpretive Plan, September 13, 2018
- Fort Ward Draft Design Package, September 13, 2018
Fort Ward Area Management Plan
The Fort Ward Park & Museum Area Management Plan was adopted in 2015. In May 2015 City Council passed a resolution to establish an Ad Hoc Fort Ward Park and Museum Area Management Plan Implementation Monitoring Group.
Fort Ward Park and Museum Area Interagency Activity
In accordance with the Fort Ward Park and Museum Area Management Plan and an interdepartmental MOU adopted in 2018, representatives from City departments that are responsible for managing Park operations have met quarterly to discuss issues and coordinate projects related to management of the Park’s grounds, facilities and historic areas. These departments are: Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities (RPCA); the Office of Historic Alexandria (OHA); Department of General Services (DGS); and Transportation and Environmental Services (TES).
The Fort: A Post-Civil War African American Community
The Office of Historic Alexandria is committed to studying and preserving the historic resources of Fort Ward Park.
- Archaeological Investigations of The Fort, 2009-2014
- First Person Memories of The Fort and Seminary Communities
- The Fort Heritage Trail