Fort Ward Interpretive Plan

The City of Alexandria is working on an Interpretive Plan for Fort Ward Park to expand interpretation to include the full range of its history, especially including the African American experience and the post-Civil War Fort community.

Page updated on Apr 26, 2019 at 4:09 PM

Fort Ward Interpretive Plan

Fort Ward Project Brief 2017The 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.

Stakeholders Survey

Due May 10, 2019

Thank you for your interest and participation in the Fort Ward Interpretive Planning process. Design Minds, has issued a survey soliciting feedback from Fort Ward stakeholders about the final draft of the Interpretive Plan. Please review the Final Concept Design Package and the Draft Text Document, presented at the April 23, 2019 Stakeholders Meeting. These materials can be found above.

The survey can be found here. Please provide your comments as soon as possible, but no later than May 10, 2019.

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. 

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