Historic Sites

Fort C.F. Smith Visitor Center

Fort C F Smith Visitor Center Interior

Fort C.F. Smith’s Visitor Center offers the chance to learn about Arlington County’s rich Civil War past. The Visitor Center highlights the history of Fort C.F. Smith, which was built in 1863 as part of a circle of 68 forts constructed around Washington, D.C. to protect the city.

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Fort C.F. Smith Park

Small shade structure

This beautiful 19-acre site includes a lush tree canopy, an open meadow, the lovely Hendry House and preserved earthworks of the Civil War fort built in 1863 and many other outstanding features.

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