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Address: 4301 W Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22304-1007
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Nice park with a wee bit of history

A smallish park built around remains of an old civil war fort. It also had a small but interesting free museum. Nice place for a stroll and to let kids run around.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
AugieD0ggie
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Seattle, Washington

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A smallish park built around remains of an old civil war fort. It also had a small but interesting free museum. Nice place for a stroll and to let kids run around.

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited Ford Ward Museum and Park last week. What a great little park to walk and take in the civil war-era earthworks and artillery pieces. The small museum had lots of very interesting artifacts which explained the importance of these forts in the defense of Washington. I was able to pick up some cool souvenirs for my civil war buff... More 

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Thank Marc M
Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

In years past we used to take the grandkids to this park and they could run and play to their hearts content. Now that they are more into electronics, we take our dogs to enjoy the park. They love to walk the many paths. Sometimes we take a picnic lunch, lay a blanket and stretch out for a nice afternoon... More 

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Thank cooperhrc
Alexandria, Virginia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This public park takes the visitor back into history. Visit the museum and become acquainted with the artifacts on display then visit the fort proper which is easily reached from the museum. After that explore the rest of the park and learn about the history and uses of the area.

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Thank JohnVeldhuis
Blacksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Fort Ward is a quality small historical area with plenty of green space and ideal for pet walking. Would suggest going early on weekends as it is well used by local walkers.

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Dover, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Nice, quiet park for a picnic lunch and letting the kids play. Entrance was a little tough to find because our GPS wasn't showing us the right place to enter, but look for the yelllow museum building to get into the park.

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Thank mr_mcmunkee
Alexandria
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I work across the street from this park, and I use to live across the street from it. It has a playground for the kids, an amphitheater for cool summer concerts, and there are restrooms on both sides of the park. This is an excellent park for just walking, and for joggers, and picnics and cook-outs. The park closes at... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is one of my favorite historical places in Alexandria. When my son, his wife and my grandson visited and they wanted a place to go for a walk, away from the traffic, and to learn a bit more about local history, this was my first choice. We walked the grounds where there are small markers with good information on... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Fort Ward is one of the scores of forts built to defend Washington during the Civil War. There is little or nothing left of most of them, but Fort Ward is well-preserved, including most of its earthen ramparts and one restored section that includes cannons that recreates the wartime look of the Fort. After the war, the Fort grounds were... More 

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Ocoee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Walked around this spot with my son and his new dog. Really enjoyed seeing the changing fall leaves and the fort. Nice spot for a picnic but I saw a lot more people running and walking dogs - great open spaces. Seemed easy to get to as well.

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