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“Step back in time.....” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Manassas National Battlefield Park

Manassas National Battlefield Park
6511 Sudley Road, Manassas, VA 20109
703-361-1339
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Manassas
Type: Battlefields
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Group tours/day tour
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Owner description: A 5,000-acre park that was the scene of two major Civil War battles.
Aldie, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Step back in time.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

The guides are knowledgeable and their explanations of the battles make you feel like you were there.Beautiful rolling hills and historic buildings - a rare find in this heavily traffic congested area we live in. Great places when the weather is good to be outside and walk around. We are very fortunate to have history at our back door.

Visited June 2012
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Redwood City, California
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Two Battles-Lots of ground to cover”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

There were two battles fought in different years which covered much of the same ground. The first was the opening battle of the Civil War in Virginia, a cake walk the Union thought and where Stonewall earned his nickname. This is a relatively compact site which is contained around the park headquarters and the hills around it. The second battle began a few miles away when Stonewall found a passing Union army on the road below the high ground he occupied and he ordered an attack. This battle is spread out so you must drive to key sites and this is a bit dangerous. Signage is poor, you get about 50 feet of notice of the place you turn in and locals tend to tailgate you when you don't drive in excess of the speed limit. I was almost several times at Manassas, Wilderness and Chancellorsville. Second Manassas was much more fiercely fought and if you walk Jackson's positions on each day of battle, you'll understand the high casualty rate for the second battle. Good interpretation in the Visitors' Center and a very photogenic site, lots of cannons and the statue of Stonewall towering over the battlefield.

Visited May 2012
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Herndon, Va
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“History and Bluebells too”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

One of the historic Civil War battlefields that has seen the tide of war turn to the Confederacy and away from the Confederacy. Nice trails and useful visitors' center. Not as filled with monuments or as well documented as Gettysburg, but still well worth your time. As a bonus, for a week or two in April the woods are absolutely filled with bluebells.

Visited April 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Historic site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is a wonderful site for photos, a history lesson and for meditation. There is a monument to the deceased that is incredible to read about - highly recommended during autumnal colors. the visitor center was closed when we arrived,but I would imagine it is very helpful. Took some very nice photos of the canons and the field with evening sun. Beautiful.

Visited October 2012
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Arlington VA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Take a morning, go to the museum and then tour it slowly and soak up the history.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This is America's history. Two battles that shaped our nation and the land is very close to what it looked like 150 years ago. Go! It is a beautiful stretch of land.

Visited October 2012
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