Fort Ward was the fifth largest of the extensive system of Union forts known as the Defenses of Washington. In honor of Veteran's Day, Fort Ward Museum will offer soldier-led tours of historic Fort Ward on Saturday, November 10.
The tours will be conducted by an interpreter who will portray a Union army veteran reminiscing about his military service at Fort Ward during the Civil War. Participants will learn about Civil War veterans’ organizations, the history of Fort Ward, army life in the Civil War Defenses of Washington, and the design and construction of Civil War forts. Highlights include the reconstructed Officers’ Hut and ceremonial entrance gate, and the fort’s fully restored Northwest bastion.
Two 90-minute tours will be presented at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tours are free, and will begin in the Museum, but are weather dependent.
Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site
4301 W Braddock Rd
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