Celebrate Women's History Month

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Celebrate Women's History Month

Celebrate Women's History Month with these Historic Alexandria events.

Saturday March 14, 2020
Civil War Women’s Day
Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site
4301 West Braddock Road
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In recognition of Women’s History Month, learn about the dress, skills and contributions of women during the Civil War from reenactors who will present on-going talks, displays and demonstrations.  Women’s roles on the home front, in camp, and on the battlefield will be explored.  Additionally, kids can make a ladies fan or a patriotic cockade ribbon, an ornament often made and worn by women to support the war effort on both sides. 

Sunday March 29, 2020
Specialty Tour – A Toast to the Ladies!
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
134 N. Royal Street
10 to 11:30 a.m. 
$20 per person  

In honor of Women’s History Month, raise a toast to the Ladies! Enjoy Martha Washington’s favorite morning drink (with a spirit or without) then discover the many roles women played in tavern life - from women as tavern owners and enslaved workers, to participants in events and as overnight guests. Purchase tickets online at The Alexandria Shop.