Rear view of a cannon near a wooden fence.

Fort Stevens Battlefield

Fort Stevens is one of the few surviving forts built to defend Washington DC.  Today, 19 of the historic, defensive sites covering approximately 130 acres are administered by the National Park Service as part of Rock Creek Park. Surrounded by city sprawl, the site of the only battle fought inside the District of Columbia is located one block west of Georgia Avenue NW. Battleground National Cemetery, located one-half mile north of Fort Stevens, contains several monuments and the graves of 41 Union soldiers who defended the fort.

Fort Stevens Battlefield: What's Nearby

Washington, DC
United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery
Washington, DC
African American Civil War Memorial and Museum
Washington, DC
National Museum of Health and Medicine
Silver Spring, MD


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Related Battles

Washington, DC | July 11, 1864
Result: Union Victory
Estimated Casualties