Civil War Tours at Fort Ward in honor of Veteran’s Day, November 12, 2016

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Fort Ward Museum will offer soldier-led tours of historic Fort Ward in commemoration of Veteran’s Day on Saturday, November 12.  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.

Participants will learn about Civil War veterans organizations, the history of Fort Ward, army life in the Defenses of Washington, and the design and construction of Civil War forts.  A Union soldier interpreter will lead the program.  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 Civil War Defenses of Washington.  The Museum offers exhibits, special programs and events throughout the year.  Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site 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 or visit

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended.  To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail, or call 703.746.4848.