History at Sunset: Washington DC at War (Fort Stevens and Battleground National Cemetery Luminary)

Partner Event
July 6, 2021 @ 6:00 PM

Fort Stevens Park
13th and Quackenbos NW
Washington, DC 20011

Join the National Park Service (NPS) for History at Sunset to commemorate the 157th Battle of Fort Stevens. The special program includes a guided interpretive presentation and walk from Fort Stevens Park to Battleground National Cemetery, and will conclude with a special candlelight luminary to honor the United States Army soldiers who died in defense of the capital on July 11-12, 1864. 

The Civil War Defenses of Washington (CWDW) will guide visitors from Fort Stevens to Battleground National Cemetery along the sidewalks of Georgia Avenue, a distance of 1/2 mile. NPS staff will safely escort visitors along the route. The program concludes at the cemetery. NPS staff will guide visitors back to Fort Stevens.

Limited street parking is available at Fort Stevens Park and at Battleground National Cemetery. Visitors should wear comfortable shoes and bring water. 

The program begins at 6:00 pm at Fort Stevens Park. Participants are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. Meet NPS staff at Fort Stevens.

Steve T. Phan
National Park Service