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02/11/2018 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Date: February 10-11, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: 13551 Fort Washington Road Fort Washington, MD 20744

Details: Interact with the peoples of the past.  Soldiers will be drilling, firing muskets, and performing various duties required while stationed at the fort; cooking, guard mount, etc.  There will be civilians about as well, women who are visiting their husbands, and those who are helping with the Ladies Aid Society, as well as others who would have business with the fort.

As you enter the fort, you will be transported back to February 1863, so brush up on your history and come on out.

Plus, the Arlington House Victorian Dance Society will be holding a dance for the soldiers and you from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.  You can enjoy the dance, but we would love for you to join in a dance or two as well.  (Ladies a safety issue, please no high heel shoes if you participate.)



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