Fort Ward is the best preserved of the system of Union forts and batteries built to protect Washington, DC during the American Civil War (1861-1865).
Fort Ward Museum interprets the site’s history and offers exhibits on Civil War topics, education and interpretive programs, tours, lecture and video series, bus tours, and living history activities throughout the year. The Museum and Historic Site also interpret Alexandria, Virginia, as an occupied city, the city’s role as a vital Union Army crossroads, life within the Defenses of Washington, and the everyday life of Civil War soldiers and civilians. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site is located at 4301 West Braddock Road Alexandria, VA 22304.