Fort Ward Park, West Braddock Road between Rte. 7 and Seminary Road.
Figure out this one: Alexandria, the city with the dowtown monument to a Confederate soldier and not one but two homes that belonged to members of the Lee family, also boasts a partly restored Union Fort: Fort Ward, one of 68 defense facilities built around Washington during the Civil War.
Maintained by the City of Alexandria, the fort and the park surrounding it have become popular sites for two of the city's favorite activities -- dressing up in colonial clothing for historic reenactments, and listening to Scottish music.
The All Scottish Night has become a traditional end to Fort Ward's session of summer concerts, a popular series that begins tonight. For at least 13 years, 300 to 500 people have headed out to the fort every week for an evening of free music.
Visitors may use the picnic facilities beforehand and walk along the fort's bastion and gun trenches. If visitors arrive before 5 p.m., they may tour the museum, a reconstructed Union headquarters building that houses displays and a Civil War library.
The concerts, which rely on volunteer performances from primarily local talent, feature everything from citizen's bands to Bavarian dancers, from the Alexandria Sweet Adelines to the U.S. Air Force jazz band.
All concerts begin at 7:45 p.m. each Thursday throughout the summer in the fort open-air amphitheater, a joint project of the Alexandria Jaycees and the city.
The schedule for this summer's concerts is: May 21, Armed Forces Color Guard and Alexandira Citizens Band; May 28, Alexandria Community Singers; June 4, National Concert Band; June 11, Riverside Ramblers; June 18, Kaleidoscope; June 25, Chris Collins Dancers; July 2, King Park Band; July 9, George Mason University Orchestra; July 16, Bavarian Austrian Dance Company; July 23, Jazz Masters; July 30, Bobbe's Studio Of Dance; Aug. 6, U.S. Air Force Mac One; Aug. 13, Alexandria Harmonizers; Aug. 20, Falls Church Civic Band; Aug. 27, Takoma Valley Band; Sept. 3, Alexandria Sweet Adelines; Sept. 10, All Scottish Night: Alexandria Pipes and Drums and Royal Country Scottish Dancers.