In Defense of the Nations Capital

On forested hills surrounding the nation's capital are the remnants of a complex system of Civil War fortifications. Built by Union forces, these strategic buttresses transformed the young capital into one of the world's most fortified cities.

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Features

Civil War

Descendants Community Project

The National Park Service, with American University, is undertaking a project to document local community history related to Civil War forts in D.C.

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2016 Information Sessions

2016 Fort Dupont Community Garden Information

Information Sessions February 26 from 5:30Pm-8:00PM February 27 from 11:00AM-1:30PM March 04 from 5:30PM-8:00PM March 05 from 11:00AM-1:30PM

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Pink Lady Slipper

Natural Resource Protection

The National Park Service Civil War Defenses of Washington sites preserve significant natural features...

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