Nature on a Historic Landscape

This 376 acre wooded park was once home to an earthen fort built to protect Washington, DC, during the Civil War. Today, visitors can see the fort's earthworks and escape to the great outdoors. Activities include picnics, nature walks, biking, gardening, environmental education, music, and ranger-led programs. Read More

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Duration:
2 minutes, 5 seconds

An overview of the Civil War Defenses of Washington, the roles of Fort Stevens and other forts in the Civil War, and how park visitors can experience these places today.

Fort Dupont Summer Concert Series

Fort Dupont Summer Event Series

Join the watch party online this summer!

Fort Dupont Community Gardens

Fort Dupont Community Gardens

Fort Dupont Community Gardens

Civil War Defenses Washington

Civil War Defenses Washington

Civil War Defenses Washington

Last updated: September 15, 2021

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National Capitol Parks-East
1900 Anacostia Drive SE

Washington, DC 20020

Phone:

202-829-2163

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