Fun events planned for Fort Stevens Memorial Day weekend

FORT STEVENS — Fort Stevens State Park has a full Memorial Day weekend of events, taking place 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28.

The events, co-hosted by the Friends of Old Fort Stevens, takes place in the Historic Area of Fort Stevens State Park and Battery Russell.

Families can follow an old soldier’s trail map to complete a word puzzle and collect a gift at the museum.

Visitors can buy a ticket to fire a Civil War-era cannon; enjoy free Civil War Earthworks tours; explore the fort on “The Beast”: a 5-ton military truck (fees apply); check out the on-of-a-kind underground Battery Mishler tour (fees apply); see the 1911 guardhouse and displays at Battery Russell; and play a cell phone game.

Admission to the grounds and museum are free, but a $5 day-use parking fee applies to vehicles.