Fort Ethan Allen is one of three surviving forts from the Civil War. The old fort walls have long been removed and has been serving the community as a park. Even though the site has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Local Historic District, it was missing site interpretation. This project implemented a comprehensive interpretive plan that tells the story of this historically significant place and brings an educational component to the park, along with landscaping and ADA-improvements.
Tracking: Fort Ethan Allen Interpretive Project N513
Location: Military Road and Old Glebe Road
Completion: Spring 2014
Video of the Unveiling:
- Three viewing areas were constructed with historical site interpretation signs, with new walkways connecting these areas.
- ADA-compliant sidewalks were installed and invasive plants were removed around fort features, along with archeological excavation work.
- A chain link fence along Old Glebe Road was replaced with a new fence.
- Interpretive elements include a bronze, scale model of the original fort; and a recreated single gun platform, magazine and cannon.
- Interpretative signage identify and relate to the existing landscape earthworks that remain.