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 CWDW will talk about Battery Kemble. Read More

Cannon Shot at Fort Stevens

Civil War Defense Forts

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!

People tending to plants at the Fort Dupont Community Gardens

2016 Fort Dupont Community Garden

Information about the 2016 Fort Dupont Community Gardens and how to get involved!

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

Washington, DC 200008


(202) 829-4650
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