Walking History Tour of Fort Myer

Post date: Oct 2, 2011 2:19:00 PM

The Arlington Historical Society and Arlington Heritage Alliance are proud to present a walking tour of historic Fort Myer, Va., at 5 p.m. Wed, Oct. 12, 2011, an exclusive look at some of the base's most famous sites, including theparade grounds where Orville Wright conducted the first military test flight,the base stables, home to the Caisson Platoon that serves military funerals atArlington National Cemetery, and more.

Fort Myer, now part of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, boasts a rich historythat dates to the Civil War. It is home to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The walking tour will be conducted by base historian Kim Holien and also will include aview of Victorian-era generals' quarters, Civil War fort ruins, base auditoriumConmy Hall and the Patton Society.

Cost is $20 for AHS and AHA members; $30 for non-members and includes hot hors d'oeuvres at the Fort Myer Officers Club to jump-start the evening. Reservations are required and space is limited. To sign-up, please go to www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org