Learn About the Park

A close-up of letters promoting the anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stevens.

News

The news section offers the most up to date park news information, and features the park newspaper.

A Civil War reenactment with a cannon in the background at Fort Stevens.

Photos & Multimedia

Experience photo galleries and multimedia presentations of the Civil War Defenses of Washington both past and present.

A view of the Chain Bridge from Battery Martin Scott from Harper's Weekly, August 24, 1861.

History & Culture

An overview of the history revolving around the Civil War Defense of Washington including information on notable people, places, and stories

A scenic view of nature at Fort Dupont.

Nature

The Forts are home to wildlife and native plants, and host a variety of valuable natural resources.

A reenactor doing a demonstration for park visitors at Fort Stevens.

Education

Information on bringing the Civil War Defenses of Washington into your classroom and education.

Junior Ranger Program Guide for Fort Circle Parks

Kids & Youth

Kids don't just read about history, become a part of it! Learn about our Junior Ranger Program.

A close-up of a group of Park Rangers standing together at Fort Stevens.

Management

The National Park Service Civil War Defenses of Washington sites are under the management of three separate units.

Last updated: June 17, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Washington, DC 200008

Phone:

(202) 829-4650

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