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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.

NPS Photo

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.

Did You Know?

Fort Reno highlighted on histortical map

Fort Reno was the largest of the Defenses of Washington fortifications and supported a dozen heavy guns and a contingent of 3,000 men.