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    Civil War Defenses of Washington

    District of Columbia

Hiking and Biking - Concerts - Tours - Activities - More

hikers on trail

Hiking in Fort Dupont Park.

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The areas around the forts and linking parklands create a gorgeous oasis of green in an urban setting providing a respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. Not only can you hike and bike on your own, but you can join in on some of the exciting activities happening in the parks. Living history programs, lectures, and park clean-ups are just a few of the educational and fun activities to be discovered and enjoyed.
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Did You Know?

Denis Hart Mahan

The design for the Defenses of Washington was based on a textbook published in 1836 called A TREATISE ON FIELD FORTIFICATIONS, by Dennis Hart Mahan. Mahan was a professor of civil and military engineering at West Point.