Special Event

Freedom By The Forts: Fort Slocum in War and Peace

Fee: Free.

Free

Location: LAT/LONG: 38.960220, -77.013440


Fort Slocum Park: 5800 Kansas Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011

Dates & Times

Date:

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Time:

10:00 AM

Duration:

2 hours

Type of Event

Guided Tour
 

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.


Description

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

Time: 10am-12pm

The 1.5 mile hike and will be conducted over paved sidewalks, dirt paths, and grass.


More information

Reservation or Registration: No


Contact Information

Ranger Steve T. Phan
202-829-4650
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