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Revolutionary War Day
Let's meet at Shirlington Library and hike up to Fort Ward to watch the Revolutionary War Day reenactments in honor of George Washington's birthday! ● What we'll do: • From in front of the Shirlington Library, we'll head east along Campbell Avenue, cross over I-395 on a footbridge, and head south through Fairlington to Braddock Road, where we'll turn back west and walk to Fort Ward Park, arriving about 1:30 pm. • Reenactment units from across the United States dressed in authentic Revolutionary War costumes will be encamped at Fort Ward and conducting tactical demonstrations throughout the day, culminating in a skirmish between the British and Colonial forces at 2 pm. • After the skirmish we'll continue west along Braddock Road under I-395 to Stonegate Scenic Easement, where we'll turn north and walk through Shirlington neighborhoods to Walter Reed Drive. From there we'll follow Walter Reed Drive and the Four Mile Run Trail back to the Shirlington Library. • This is a loop hike of 5 miles and should take about two hours, plus about 45 minutes to an hour to check out the reenactors and watch the skirmish. The surface is paved throughout with gradual elevation changes. • Google map: http://tinyurl.com/huf9367 ● How to get there: • From I-395 S, take exit 7 toward Shirlington, merge onto S Arlington Mill Dr, and turn left onto Campbell Ave. Shirlington Library will be on your right, just before Campbell Ave bends to the left. • From I-395 N, take the exit toward Shirlington and continue onto N Quaker Ln, and then straight onto S Shirlington Rd. Turn left onto S Arlington Mill Dr, and left again onto Campbell Ave. Shirlington Library will be on your right, just before Campbell Ave bends to the left. • There is parallel parking throughout the area, as well as several garages (free!). • Sorry, this is not directly Metro accessible, although buses 77, 87, 87X and AT9 stop at the Shirlington Transit Center located two blocks east of the library. Visit the Dashbush website below for scheduled stops. ● What to bring: Water, comfy shoes, and your furry friend if desired. Sunscreen and the layered look are recommended. ● Weather: It's too early to see the forecast, but updates will be here: http://tinyurl.com/lfhwjnn ● Advisory: As a reminder, this is an adult group, and you are ultimately responsible for your own safety and well-being during events. No one under 18 years of age is allowed at this event, either as members or as guests, to include babies in carriers and/or strollers. ● Administrative stuff: Shirlington Library will be closed, but there are restrooms next door at Harris Teeter (open 24/7), and at Fort Ward. ● Notes: • Dashbus: http://tinyurl.com/pm5cfs3 • Revolutionary War Day at VisitAlexandria: http://tinyurl.com/jbe296q • Village at Shirlington: http://tinyurl.com/ngbu4qr

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