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  • Writer's pictureTiffani Johnson

History at Sunset - Friday

Join the National Park Service for History at Sunset to commemorate the 157th Battle of Fort Stevens on Friday, July 9th starting at 6:00 p.m. The special program includes a guided tour from Fort Stevens to Battleground National Cemetery, and will conclude with a special candlelight luminary celebration to honor the United States Army soldiers who died in defense of the capital on July 11-12, 1864.

The Civil War Defenses of Washington will guide visitors from Fort Stevens to Battleground National Cemetery along the sidewalk of Georgia Avenue, a distance of 1/2 mile. The program concludes at the cemetery, and then NPS staff will walk visitors back to Fort Stevens, if needed.

Limited street parking is available at Fort Stevens and at Battleground National Cemetery. Visitors should wear comfortable shoes and bring water. The program begins at 6:00 pm at Fort Stevens; rain or shine. Free and open to the public.

Fort Stevens is located at 13th Street and Quackenbos NW, Washington DC, DC 20011

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