Featured Fort of the Month

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 the CWDW will talk about Fort Slocum, which commanded the intersection of the left and right forks of Rock Creek Church Road. Read More

Cannon Shot at Fort Stevens

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Today nineteen fort sites are administered by the National Park Service located on approximately 130 acres.

Civil War reenactors pose for group photo at Fort Stevens.

Anniversary of the Battle

Join the annual commemoration of the Battle of Fort Stevens and enjoy living history, music, lectures, and more!

Ages 5+. July 11-August 30 (Tues-Thurs)

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: September 30, 2017

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Civil War Defenses of Washington
3545 Williamsburg Lane N.W.

Washington, DC 200008

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(202) 829-4650

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