Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site
- 4301 W. Braddock Road Alexandria, Virginia
Fort Ward is the best preserved of the extensive network of Union forts and batteries known as the Civil War Defenses of Washington. The museum, patterned after a Union headquarters building, houses a fine Civil War collection and exhibits. The Fort’s Northwest Bastion has been completely restored. Museum open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m.; park open daily 9 a.m.-sunset.
Groups, including school tours and seniors groups, may request guided tours of the fort and Museum by advance reservation. School tours usually last 1 ½ hours, and up to 60 students at one time can be accommodated.
Groups may also sign up for the “Meet and Greet” program, a 10-minute introduction/orientation by Museum staff, followed by a self-guided walking tour. Available Tuesday through Sunday for groups of a minimum of 12 persons. Suitable for adults and/or children. Works well for home school groups with a variety of student ages, scouts, family groups, clubs. Must be booked in advance. No charge. Call 703.746.4848 for information on student and group tours.