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    Civil War Defenses of Washington

    District of Columbia

Contact Information

Fort Circle Parks are administered by three different national parks. Find the site you are interested in and contact the appropriate park.

For information on Fort Greble, Fort Carroll, Fort Stanton, Battery Fort Ricketts, Fort Davis, Fort Dupont, Fort Chaplin, Fort Mahan please contact:

National Capital Parks-East
1900 Anacostia Drive, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20020
Phone: 202-690-5185
Fax: 202-690-1425
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For information on Fort Bunker Hill, Fort Totten, Fort Slocum, Fort Stevens, Battleground National Cemetery, Fort DeRussy, Fort Reno, Fort Bayard, Battery Kemble please contact:

Rock Creek Park 3545 Williamsburg Lane N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20015
Telephone: 202-895-6000
Visitor Information: 202-895-6070
Fax: 202-895-6015
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For information on Fort Marcy please contact:

George Washington Memorial Parkway
c/o Turkey Run Park
McLean, VA 22101
Telephone: 703-289-2500
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Did You Know?

Samuel Cooper

The Civil War Defenses were generally named after well known Union officers (many deceased during the war). This was not always the case. Fort Williams was first named Fort Traitor because the owner, Samuel Cooper(left), pledged an oath to the Union only to become a Confederate later on in the war.