Saturday, February 8, 2020 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Join Ford's Edu and the Civil War Defenses of Washington on a hike from Fort DeRussy through Rock Creek Park to Fort Stevens. On July 11-12, 1864, Confederates attacked Fort Stevens. President Lincoln attended this battle and was almost shot. Just to the east, Fort DeRussy became heavily engaged in supporting action to defend the capital city.

  • The 1.5 mile hike will guide visitors from Fort DeRussy through Rock Creek Park to Fort Stevens. The program will conclude at Fort Stevens. A bus will return visitors to the Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium.
  • The program begins at the Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium. Address: 5200 Glover Rd NW, Washington, DC 20015
  • Hike Level: Moderate (A moderate hike is generally suitable for novice hikers who want a bit of a challenge. The terrain will involve a moderate incline and may have some steeper sections).

This event is free.

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