Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from D.C. Public Health in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers, the Civil War Defenses of Washington public programs (special events, hikes, lectures) are canceled as of March 16, 2020. The programs may be rescheduled at a future date. Updates will be posted to our websites and social media channels.
The Civil War Defenses of Washington (CWDW) and Rock Creek Park (ROCR) is excited to share recent findings of an archaeological survey conducted at Fort Reno. Bradley Krueger, Cultural Resources Program Manager, will present a short talk on the archaeology connected to Reno City, the segregated African American community that was formed on the grounds of the former military site in the decades after the Civil War. Steve T. Phan, CWDW Historian, will detail what transpired at Fort Reno as peace swept the country in 1865.
Visitors can meet National Park Service staff near the Fort Reno Civil War bronze plaque on Belt Road NW across the street from Woodrow Wilson High School.
Park Ranger Steve T. Phan
National Park Service
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