The 5th Fort was one of the fortifications on the first line of forts around the Brest-Litovsk Fortress. It was built in 1878-1888
In June, 1941, the 3d rifle battalion of 44th rifle regiment was stationed in the Fort. When the Great Patriotic War broke out, a group of soldiers tried to break through from the Fort to the Brest Fortress, but had to retreat and was fighting their way to the east.
Presently, the museum «History of the Fortification and Armament» is being created in the Fort. Visitors can see the out-of-doors display of heavy guns and indoors exhibition titled «Western Outpost of Fatherland» that is devoted to the history of the Brest Fortress and this Fort.