The Fort Ward Museum at the entrance to the park houses civil war artifacts including uniforms, weapons and photographs. The entrance gate to Fort Ward is also prominent. You can't get to the cannons without walking off the beaten path but it's okay to walk on the grass. It is then you realize that the fort itself was raised so the cannons could site the surrounding area and see the large trench where the earth was dug out.
Fort Ward is located just a few miles off of I-395 on Braddock Road. In addition to the civil war museum the park has a playground, picnic tables and a dog exercise area. It is an easy stroll around the perimeter of the park and there are restrooms near the museum.
See you next week as we stroll the Northern Virginia area checking out interesting historic sites, parks and things you might miss on your everyday travels through the area.