Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site [VA]
Fort Ward is the best preserved of the system of Union forts and batteries built to protect Washington, DC during the American Civil War (18611865). Fort Ward Museum interprets the site's history and offers exhibits on Civil War topics. The Museum and Historic Site also interpret Alexandria, Virginia as an occupied city, the city's role as a vital Union Army crossroads, life within the Defenses of Washington, and the everyday life of Civil War soldiers and civilians.
The site offers a short film, exhibits, tours, research library access, lectures, educational programs, and occasional recreational and educational events (including living history events).