Fort Ward Museum

Fort Ward Museum

This well-preserved Union fort, located just outside Washington DC, is complete with a museum detailing life during the Civil War.

 

Fort Ward is the best preserved of the system of Union forts and batteries built to protect Washington, DC during the American Civil War. The 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.