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Date(s) - 04/07/2024
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fort C.F. Smith Park


Step back into the 1860s for a day of living history!

The Arlington Historical Society will have a special table at Arlington County’s Fort C.F. Smith Park with artifacts from Civil War Arlington, information about the two African American US Army regiments that were raised here in Arlington, the Civil War’s legacy in Arlington history.

Watch US Army Civil War soldier reenactors drill and train at the fort during this encampment, just like they would have during the Civil War when thousands of US troops were stationed on the hills of Arlington overlooking the Capital City to protect it from possible Confederate attack.

Watch cavalry drills.

Try hands-on activities.

Take a tour of the fort.

Learn from special presentations by Civil War experts.

Admission is FREE!

Registration is appreciated but not required: 703-22-4747

For more information, contact C.F. Smith
Park at (703) 228-4775, or visit