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Fort Ward Park, Alexandria

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#5 of 13 in Historic Sites in Alexandria
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  • We really enjoyed our stop here, There is plenty of history to be seen and it was a nice place to explore. The only down side was that the museum was closed the day we went. Otherwise, it was a lot of...  more »
  • This is a teriffic park for a summer picnic or stroll but I brought my children so they could learn about the fort. History books generally show pictures of wooden stockades or stone walls when they t...  more »
  • Fort Ward is a great place to walk around to view history and take in scenic views. There is a playground for kids and places to cook out.  more »
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  • Talk about a hidden playground. It is off the beaten trail and over a hill. Not the easiest place to see from a moving car when all the leaves are out. Access to the playground is what lost this baby a star but it gained a star for how good of shape it is in. My five year old son played on it for about two minutes by himself and got bored so bring a few kids considering the little hike to get time-value.
  • This is an excellent park to visit just to relax under the shade of large trees all throughout. Many people use this area to get their walking in and it's easy to walk the entire loop. Picnic areas can be found with some in secluded spots. It's free and also has a lot of historical information to read and see.
  • This is a pleasant place to walk, but is a little short on explanatory materials for the park. All of that is overshadowed by one thing, though: they have a working payphone. Truly, this park brings the past to life.
  • I attended a child's birthday party here on a nice day. Watch out for pedestrians.
  • Great place to walk or run. Historical location with tons of picnic tables. Must keep your dog(s) leashed.

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Old Town boasts a number of high-end hotels that provide easy walking access to some of Alexandria's most popular restaurants, bars, and attractions. However, these are not typically budget-friendly; those looking to save a few dollars should consider a hotel or motel located on Jefferson Davis Highway. Though not technically within the city boundaries, these accommodations are considerably cheaper and often within walking distance of the metro. Alexandria is also home to a number of charming bed and breakfasts, several of which are located inside historical buildings.
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