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Arlington Palisades - Civil War Forts Hike

We'll walk from Rosslyn to Clarendon and see one of the oldest houses in Arlington, a Civil War fort, or two, (we'll be near 4 sites) and an old 19th century Greek Revival home, as well as some spring flowers in the woods.

Weather forecast is good for Sunday.

The meetup point is at the Rosslyn Metro Station.  When you come up the escalator, you can either turn right or left.  Turn left and exit through the faregates.  Then as you look out toward the street, you will notice storefronts to your right.  We'll meet near the sign for the Tivoli Bakery and Deli.

I uploaded a route map into the photo section in the folder "[masked] Arlington Palisades".  If you arrive late, and want to catch up, a good spot would be along the Custis Bike Trail beside I-66, between N Cleveland St and Kirkwood Drive.

If you are really late, our halfway point is around Fort C F Smith, located on 24th St N, near N Edgewood Street, in Arlington.

I hope to be in Clarendon before noon.  Some of the places may be crowded for Sunday Brunch.  There is a Silver Diner that could probably hold us comfortably.

Since we are a historic group, maybe we could go to Nam-Viet Restaurant on N Hudson St, since they are the last vestige of the era in the late-1970s when Clarendon was known as "Little Saigon".

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  • Julia

    Perfect hike and great company! Thanks for leading us on this interesting discovery, John!

    1 · April 15, 2013

  • Susan E. K.

    Sorry, I won't be able to go.

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I join you? The event is closed, but wonder if I could sign up now. Thanks.

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I can't attend

    April 14, 2013

  • Missy T

    Visiting a 1800 Vintage baseball game...but this event was the runner up!

    April 10, 2013

  • S.Hassan P.

    What's parking like at the starting point?

    April 2, 2013

    • David

      There are a couple of parking garages nearby. At Wilson and Lynn streets there are a couple of garages that should be mostly empty. One is at 1000 Wilson....the tall building where WJLA-TV is located. I work there and in the weekends it's mostly empty at that time....may still be street parking there as well that's open. If memory serves me, I think is about $10 for all day parking there. There also another parking garage directly across the street next door to the Chipolte(sp?). The Metro station is about half a block from these garages.

      April 3, 2013

  • David

    Getting out of the house and just being able to hang out with people who are interested in history.

    April 3, 2013

  • David

    This will be my first event with you guys. Looking forward to it!

    April 3, 2013

  • Dewie

    I live in Cherrydale and look forward to learning more history about the area.

    March 24, 2013

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