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Good combination of recreation and history

Fort Ward is one of the scores of forts built to defend Washington during the Civil War. There is little or nothing left of most of them, but Fort Ward is well-preserved... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2016
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Arlington, Virginia

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Arlington, Virginia
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482 reviews
194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Fort Ward is one of the scores of forts built to defend Washington during the Civil War. There is little or nothing left of most of them, but Fort Ward is well-preserved, including most of its earthen ramparts and one restored section that includes cannons that recreates the wartime look of the Fort. After the war, the Fort grounds were... More 

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Ocoee, Florida
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214 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Walked around this spot with my son and his new dog. Really enjoyed seeing the changing fall leaves and the fort. Nice spot for a picnic but I saw a lot more people running and walking dogs - great open spaces. Seemed easy to get to as well.

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Alexandria, VA
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1,254 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 498 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

We live close by and often walk through this old battlefield and fort site. The walking is in pleasant surroundings and the museum is worth a walk through for history buffs. Periodically throughout the year there are civil war reenactments. Fun to see the period costumes, tents, old rifles, etc. The area is shady which makes it ideal for walks... More 

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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia, Usa
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132 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

This seems to be more of a local spot than a big history place, but it has a nice museum to learn about the history, and the park is nice to venture around and enjoy.

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Springfield, Virginia
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

One of the ring of artillery batteries that surrounded and protected the Nations Capitol during the Civil War, Fort Ward, as reconstructed, still stands as a silent and dignified sentry overlooking the the valley roads leading to Washington DC. At certain times every year, Civil War re-enactors will make camp at Fort Ward, and there is a small (very small)... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Ft Ward is our favorite site to walk the dogs. The paved road is about 0.5 miles. We also like to look at the cannon sites and read the history of the site. Don't forget the cemetery.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

One of the most historic locations in Northern Virginia. Original fort, with some restorations, from Civil War circle of forts around Washington. One of the few remaining forts from that period. There is a delightful museum with wide range of exhibits, photos, etc. Makes a wonderful walking tour.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Fort Ward Park is one of the really special places managed by the City of Alexandria. History If you are a history buff, Fort Ward is one of the very few forts remaining from the Civil War Defenses of Washington; during the Civil War, there was a circle of forts around Washington, DC to protect it. At the time, DC... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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312 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

During the Civil War the Federal government built a series of forts to protect Washington, DC. The Fort itself is long gone, but you can see the outline of where it was in a lovely green space on the outskirts of Alexandria. If you have a car, transportation will be easy. Pack a picnic since there are no restaurants anywhere... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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249 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Fort Ward Museum and Park is such a nice place to relax with the family and enjoy a picnic or a walk in the park and even take in a little of the local history from the Civil War. As one of the few surviving Civil War fortifications comprising the defenses of DC, the park is very nicely maintained. The... More 

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