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“A historical crossroads to escape the busy beltway” 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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“A historical crossroads to escape the busy beltway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

It is a great place to get outside and go for a walk. There are two ways to enjoy the sight. The first is the car tour which has around 12 stops. The other way are the walking trails following the major sights for each of the two battles of bull run. The area is still fairly rural and scenic compared to the rest of the region. The entry fee is very reasonable at $3.00 in early 2013. If you decide to go I highly recommend leaving your car behind and walking the trails at least for a little while.

Visited January 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“A Memorable Visit with Both Indoor and Outdoor Activities”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

After hearing so much about the Battle of Bull Run, it was great to finally be able to visit the site. We arrived on a very cold day in February, so we only spent a small amount of time outdoors. However, even our short walk around the battlefield and seeing the statue of "Stonewall" Jackson was memorable. There is a minimal fee of $3.00 which is good for 3 days. Children under 16 are free. We saw the 45-min. film, "Manassas: End of Innocence" in the Henry Hill Visitors Center and walked through the small museum which gave a good orientation to what had taken place during the battles. Hikes and driving tours along with other activities are available if you have better weather. The park's website will give you lots of information. http://www.nps.gov/mana/index.htm

Visited February 2013
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Gainesville, VA
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“History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The battlefields are a great place to walk around and explore. There is so much history there. It is a fun place to take kids--and they learn a lot in a fun way!

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“Go For A Hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

If you just go to the visitors center, you truly miss out on all there is to see at Manassas. There are two great hikes; one for the First Battle of Manassas and one for the Second Battle. When I visited back in November, I only had time to do one of the hikes and opted for the First Battle trail (it is the shorter of the two). It was a cold day, so I kept a brisk pace. It was nice to get out and see the battlefield and place of historic significance were well marked with information placards. I think I learned more about the battle by doing the hike than I ever did in High School History (also learned why it is also called Bull Run). I hope to go back soon and do the Second Battle Trail and learn what happened then.

Visited November 2012
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“Great for long relaxing walks”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Brings history and nature together. However, majority of the activities are focused in one place only around the visitor's center. The further you get away from it the less marked are the trails and in some places they are easy to confuse. Most paths are decently kept up and being mostly flat they offer an easy walking experience. Various length trails can challenge the patrons. If you choose spring or summer for a visit you will experience beautiful flowers along the trails, especially beyond the Stone house.

Visited June 2012
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