For Teachers

A reenactor doing a demonstration for Fort Stevens visitors.
A reenactor educating visitors during a demonstration at Fort Stevens.


In the Classroom

Looking for Civil War history lessons based right here in D.C.? Our Civil War Defenses of Washington Curriculum Package for 8th grade students is designed to meet DCPS standards and includes six themed lessons based on primary sources:

  • A Capital Defense
  • Soldier Life
  • Civilian Contributions
  • A City of Hospitals
  • Split Loyalties
  • Sacred Ground.


We also invite educators who are teaching Civil War and/or Washington, D.C. history to take a look at the "Historical Context for Fort Circle Parks." This document provides a framework for making connections between local resources and history and the broader contexts of the Civil War and our nation's social history.

Please contact the Program Manager if you are interested in arranging for site visits and Ranger programs for the classroom.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Washington, DC 200008


(202) 829-4650
Battleground National Cemetery office contact

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