A Letter from Fort Marcy
Read along with a civil war soldier as he writes home to his family from Fort Marcy. View the actual letter from 1862, and get a sense of what it was like to be a new soldier.
Click here for the letter
Trips for Kids Video
On April 21, 2007, Trips for Kids sponsored an Earth Day Bike Rodeo in Fort Dupont Park. Click here to check out the fun and learn about the park's partner, Trips for Kids.
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Fort Stevens and Battleground National Cemetery: Podcasts (mp3) self-guided walking tours
On these tours you will learn the role that the fort served during the Battle of Fort Stevens and Battleground National Cemetery, two of nine Civil War installations under the stewardship of Rock Creek Park.
Did You Know?
Fort Reno was the largest of the Defenses of Washington fortifications and supported a dozen heavy guns and a contingent of 3,000 men.