4301 West Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22304
A reconstruction of one of the sixty-eight major forts built to protect Washington, D.C. during the Civil War, Fort Ward was the fifth-largest fort in the system and was considered to be a model of military engineering. It was named after James Harmon Ward, the first Union naval officer to die in the war.
Civil War Defenses of Washington
Washington, DC | At the outset of the Civil War, a system of flanking forts and batteries was constructed around Washington, and in 1863 its name was...
Alexandria National Cemetery
Alexandria, Virginia | Established in 1862 as one of the original 14 national cemeteries, this site is the final resting place of thousands of...
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
Arlington, Virginia | The prewar home of Robert E. Lee, this historic site is now part of Arlington National Cemetery.
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
Washington, DC | The museum is on the Washington Navy Yard where Rear Adm. John Dahlgren oversaw production of Civil War guns and frequently met with...
Ulysses S. Grant Birthplace State Memorial
Moscow, Ohio | Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the Union Army in the Civil War and eighteenth president of the United States, was born in this small...
African American Civil War Memorial and Museum
Washington, DC | This national monument is the "first" national memorial to the 209,145 African-American soldiers and their 7, 000 white officers who...
Manassas National Battlefield Park
Manassas, Virginia | The two battles of Manassas are commemorated at this historic site.