On forested hills surrounding the nation's capital are the remnants of a complex system of Civil War fortifications. Built by Union forces, these strategic buttresses transformed the young capital into one of the world's most fortified cities. This month, we will feature Fort Totten, part of the Northern Defenses and engaged during the Battle of Fort Stevens. Read More
Featured Fort of the Month
Today nineteen fort sites are administered by the National Park Service located on approximately 130 acres.
Anniversary of the Battle
Join the annual commemoration of the Battle of Fort Stevens and enjoy living history, music, lectures, and more!
Fort Dupont Summer Camps
Join the CWDW at Fort Dupont for Summer Camp. Activities include nature hikes, living history demonstrations, and arts/crafts.
Last updated: April 27, 2018