History Hike – Wartime on the Potomac: A Walking Tour of Fort Hunt, Virginia
Explore the Army’s history along the Potomac River at Fort Hunt Park, Virginia, located 6 miles south of Old Town Alexandria. Robert K. Sutton, retired Chief Historian of the National Park Service, and a Museum educator will lead a free two-hour walking tour of Fort Hunt, a former U.S. Army installation used during World War II for a highly secret intelligence operation to house and interrogate captured German officers. Sutton will also lead an exploration of the fort’s Spanish American War-era artillery batteries of the Endicott Coastal Defense System and the the Civilian Conservation Corps camp established there during the Great Depression.
This program takes place at Fort Hunt Park. Transportation to/from the Museum is not provided. Please visit the Fort Hunt Park website for for driving directions and accessibility information.
This hike is less than one mile over generally even terrain.
Robert K. Sutton recently retired as Chief Historian of the National Park Service, which culminated a 33-year career in that service. He is the author of “Nazis on the Potomac: The Top-Secret Intelligence Operation that Helped Win World War II,” published in 2022.
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