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 Battleground National Cemetery. Read More
Featured Fort of the Month
Civil War Defense Forts
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!
2016 Fort Dupont Community Garden
Information about the 2016 Fort Dupont Community Gardens and how to get involved!