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“Great Place to Trail Ride” 4 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 23 things to do in Manassas
Certificate of Excellence
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.
Arlington, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Place to Trail Ride”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I have taken my horse to Manassas Battlefield Park to go on a trail ride. This is a very popular place for equestrians to trailer their horses and go on a beautiful ride. There are numerous trails and the property has many acres to ride on

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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“an oasis in suburban sprawl”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

thankfully, the most important parts of battlefield have been preserved and rescued from suburban sprawl, though local traffic can be daunting, some very good trails, lots of wildlife, history well told by the signage and some of the rangers very astute

Visited November 2012
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Aldie, Virginia
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“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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47 helpful votes 47 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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28 helpful votes 28 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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