History at Sunset

History at Sunset Programs (Summer 2018); Freedom's Forts: Fort Stevens, Camp Brightwood, and Slavery (July 27th); Washington DC Under Fire: Ft Bayard and the Battle of Ft Stevens (Aug 31); Freedom First: Contrabands: Camp Barker & Logan Circle (Sep 28th)

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Summer 2018

Join Park Ranger Steve Phan on select Friday evenings at 7:00 PM for special programs focusing on the rarely told stories of Civil War Washington D.C. Programs run approximately ninety minutes and are free to the public.

July 27th
• Freedom’s Forts: Fort Stevens, Camp Brightwood & Slavery (6001 13th St. NW, Washington DC, 20011)

August 31st
• Washington D.C. Under Fire: Ft. Bayard & the Battle of Ft. Stevens (Fort Bayard Park bounded on the north by Western Ave and by Fesseden St. NW on the south, Washington DC, 20016)

September 28th
• Freedom First: Contrabands, Camp Barker & Logan Circle (Intersection of 13th St. NW and Rhode Island NW, Washington DC, 20005) [Meet Park Ranger at General John A. Logan equestrian monument)

For additional information or questions concerning the programs, please send us an email


Last updated: June 19, 2018

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Civil War Defenses of Washington
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