Northern Virginia – Suburbs of Washington DC

Alexandria For more information about Alexandria Civil War-oriented walking tours, call 888-458-6778. Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site 4301 W Braddock Road, Alexandria VA 22304 703-746-4848 One of the 68 forts that ringed the Federal capital has been restored and interpreted. A nearby museum offers excellent Civil War exhibits relating to Alexandria’s war-time experience and … Read more

Maryland Civil War Trails – John Wilkes Booth: Escape of an Assassin & War on Chesapeake Bay

After shooting President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth fled across the Potomac River into Maryland, then headed toward Virginia. His leg broken in a fall at the theater, Booth met up with accomplice David Herold before stopping at the Surratt House and Tavern for supplies and guns stashed there … Read more