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Schedule of Services for the Christmas Holiday Week -- Updated 12/22/2014 12:38:16 PM

All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Wednesday, December 24; Thursday, December 25; and Friday, December 26, in observance of the Christmas holidays. Residential refuse and recycling will be collected on Wednesday, December 24. There is no collection scheduled on Thursday, December 25; and Thursday’s collection will take place on Friday, December 26.

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Fort Tours in Honor of Armed Forces Day at Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site

Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Soldier-led tours of historic Fort Ward will be held in honor of Armed Forces Day on Saturday,  May 19 at Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site.   Tours are scheduled at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and last 90 minutes each.   The tours are free, and begin in the Museum.  No reservations are required.   Tours are weather dependent.

The tours will feature Museum staff member Kevin Moriarty in Union uniform, providing an orientation to the Defenses of Washington and a guided tour of historic Fort Ward, one of the largest of the forts that guarded the Federal capital during the Civil War.    Learn about how a Civil War fort was built, soldier life in the Washington area, and weaponry of the period.   In addition to viewing many of the fort’s preserved earthen remains, participants will visit the reconstructed Officers’ Hut, furnished as a typical quarters in the Defenses of Washington, the fort’s reconstructed ceremonial entrance gate, and the fully restored Northwest bastion of the fort.

Fort Ward is the best preserved fortification in the Civil War Defenses of Washington, an extensive system of forts built to protect the Union capital during the Civil War.  The Museum offers changing exhibits, tours, lectures, and interpretive programs throughout the year.  Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site is located at 4301 West Braddock Road. 

For more information, please visit, or call 703.746.4848.


Office of Historic Alexandria 

Administration Offices

Lloyd House
220 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: 703.838.6451

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.