Freedom By The Forts: Fort Slocum in War and Peace
Location: LAT/LONG: 38.960220, -77.013440
Fort Slocum Park: 5800 Kansas Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
Dates & Times
Type of Event
Meet Ranger Steve T. Phan at Fort Slocum Park at 10 am for a 2-hour program. The 1.5 mile hike and will be conducted over paved sidewalks, dirt paths, and grass.
Join the Civil War Defenses of Washington on Saturday, March 16, 2019 for an exploration of Fort Slocum.
Fort Slocum witnessed the dramatic intersection between slavery and freedom during the war as thousands of formerly enslaved African Americans came into Federal lines.
The fort was also engaged in enemy action during the war. Slocum, along with Forts DeRussy and Stevens, was the main sector of fighting during the Confederate Raid on Washington DC in July 1864, culminating with the Battle of Fort Stevens.
These complex stories will be discussed during the program.
Meet Ranger Steve T. Phan at Fort Slocum Park.
Address: 5800 Kansas Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
The 1.5 mile hike and will be conducted over paved sidewalks, dirt paths, and grass.
Reservation or Registration: No
Contact InformationRanger Steve T. Phan