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Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site

4301 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22304, USA  | More on: Monocacy »

A reconstruction of one of the sixty-eight major forts built to protect Washington, D.C. during the Civil War, Fort Ward was the fifth-largest fort in the system and was considered to be a model of military engineering. It was named after James Harmon Ward, the first Union naval officer to die in the war.


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From I-395 take Seminary Road exit east to North Howard Street. Turn left onto North Howard Street, then right onto West Braddock Road. Museum and historic site are immediately on the left.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, handicapped access, gift shop, museum, trails.

Regular Events

June: Annual Living History Day, December: Christmas in Camp; spring and fall bus tours, lecture and video series throughout the year.

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Admission Fee

Free; small fee for group tours with reservation.


Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00AM - 5:00PM Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00PM; Park Hours: Daily 9:00AM - sunset; Office Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM



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