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Fort Ward Park, Alexandria

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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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  • I live about half a mile from Fort Ward and visit frequently. It is one of twenty or so Federal Forts built during the Civil War to protect Washington from attack. It is one of only two or three of th...  more »
  • The tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Dressed in historic clothing he explained the artifacts in the museum and described situation and events of the time. An enjoyable visit of the museu...  more »
  • This nice convenient park is a great place to stroll or just relax at one of the numerous picnic tables. The .6 mile, circular, slightly hilly terrain is perfect for walking, jogging or dog walking. P...  more »
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  • Good historical site for picnics of various sizes. Playground for younger chldren. Loop is roughly 0.6~2/3 mi and frequently used by walkers and joggers. Responsible pet owners are welcome.
  • Plenty of parking. Pleasant trail that goes around. Playground for kids. Lots of pokestops.
  • Very scenic Civil War fort. Beautiful walking area.
  • Great walking. Lots of squirrels 4 dog. Picnic benches n playground. Very peaceful n inviting park. Good parking too.
  • Perfect for a morning run!! You can take laps round the park. A must see if you like history . Lots to learn and see. It has many places to grill and a small theater for presentation .