Hiking and Biking - Concerts - Tours - Activities - More
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?
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.