Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site

Visit one of the Union forts that were built to protect Washington, D.C. from damage during the Civil War. On a tour of the fort, groups will see several preserved bastions, and the Northwest Bastion’s guns. Living history activities allow groups to understand what daily life was like for a Union soldier in the Civil War.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.

School

Visit one of the Union forts that were built to protect Washington, D.C. from damage during the Civil War. On a tour of the fort, groups will see several preserved bastions, and the Northwest Bastion’s guns. Living history activities allow groups to understand what daily life was like for a Union soldier in the Civil War.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
History, Civil War, Living History.

contact info
Phone: 703-746-4848
Email: fort.ward@alexandriava.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

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Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site

Visit one of the Union forts that were built to protect Washington, D.C. from damage during the Civil War. On a tour of the fort, groups will see several preserved bastions, and the Northwest Bastion’s guns. Living history activities allow groups to understand what daily life was like for a Union soldier in the Civil War.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.

Scouts

Visit one of the Union forts that were built to protect Washington, D.C. from damage during the Civil War. On a tour of the fort, groups will see several preserved bastions, and the Northwest Bastion’s guns. Living history activities allow groups to understand what daily life was like for a Union soldier in the Civil War.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
History, Civil War, Living History.

contact info
Phone: 703-746-4848
Email: fort.ward@alexandriava.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site

Visit one of the Union forts that were built to protect Washington, D.C. from damage during the Civil War. On a tour of the fort, groups will see several preserved bastions, and the Northwest Bastion’s guns. Living history activities allow groups to understand what daily life was like for a Union soldier in the Civil War.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.

Camp

Visit one of the Union forts that were built to protect Washington, D.C. from damage during the Civil War. On a tour of the fort, groups will see several preserved bastions, and the Northwest Bastion’s guns. Living history activities allow groups to understand what daily life was like for a Union soldier in the Civil War.

topics covered:
History, Civil War, Living History.

contact info
Phone: 703-746-4848
Email: fort.ward@alexandriava.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site

Visit one of the Union forts that were built to protect Washington, D.C. from damage during the Civil War. On a tour of the fort, groups will see several preserved bastions, and the Northwest Bastion’s guns. Living history activities allow groups to understand what daily life was like for a Union soldier in the Civil War.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.

Homeschool

Visit one of the Union forts that were built to protect Washington, D.C. from damage during the Civil War. On a tour of the fort, groups will see several preserved bastions, and the Northwest Bastion’s guns. Living history activities allow groups to understand what daily life was like for a Union soldier in the Civil War.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
History, Civil War, Living History.

contact info
Phone: 703-746-4848
Email: fort.ward@alexandriava.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

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