Plan Your Visit

The Civil War Defenses of Washington were a ring of fortifications to protect the city from invasion by the Confederate Army. Now wherever you are in the city, one of these parks is nearby! Start exploring on your own by researching the forts, or join a ranger program for an immersive tour.

 
Civil War Defenses of Washington

Civil War Defenses of Washington

Nineteen fort sites are administered by the National Park Service located on approximately 130 acres.

A ranger leads an interpretive program at Fort Stevens

Things to Do

A list of fun outdoor activities including biking, hiking, outdoor concerts, gardening and so much more!

 

Civil War Defenses of Washington

District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Washington, DC 200008

Phone:

(202) 829-4650
Battleground National Cemetery office contact

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