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Ford’s Theatre Society and the National Park Service closed the historic site starting March 14. That closure currently extends through May 17. Our production of “Guys and Dolls” has been postponed to spring 2021.

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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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