Determined to Give Battle: The Civil War Defenses of Rock Creek.
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Location: LAT/LONG: 38.959970, -77.051670
The 2.5 mile hike begins at the Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium.
Dates & Times
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Type of Event
Join the National Park Service (NPS) for an exploration of the Defenses of Washington in Rock Creek Park.
The special program will guide visitors through Rock Creek Park to explore the remnant earthen batteries (cannon emplacements) that were constructed to support the forts and guard the Rock Creek Valley during the Civil War, including recently rediscovered earthworks. The program will highlight the earthworks role during the Battle of Fort Stevens on July 11-12, 1864.
The 2.5 mile hike begins at the Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium. The program is free and open to the public.
Address: 5200 Glover Rd NW, Washington, DC 20015
*Hike Level: Moderate (A moderate hike is generally suitable for novice hikers who want a bit of a challenge. The terrain will involve a moderate incline and may have some steeper sections. Generally 3 to 5 mile).
Reservation or Registration: No
Contact InformationSteve T. Phan
Colored map of the Defenses of Washington during the Battle of Fort Stevens.