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Address: West Ox Rd., Chantilly, VA
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Important battle preserved.

Nice little battle field park. very short trail. markers do a nice job of explaining the battle, which was the largest battle fought in Fairfax VA. parking has about 10 spaces... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2016
Charles C
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This battlefield is the best kept historical secret in Fairfax County, I was pleasantly surprised when we found this small, but larger than life historic site. The site is very well maintained, very peaceful, informative and the interpretive signs are very well written. The path which you walk around is beautiful, nice flowers, a very peaceful setting for such a... More 

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Nice little battle field park. very short trail. markers do a nice job of explaining the battle, which was the largest battle fought in Fairfax VA. parking has about 10 spaces. worth a quick :15 to :20 review of the park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

The park is small. It has a paved path in a circuit. Stations to explain the battle and the historical significance are clear and interesting. The walk is short and a lot if people walk their dogs here. It's in an unexpected location. But easily accessible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Untouched battlefield. The history of this place is truly impressive. The land is up kept nicely and there is room to play with kids or a pet. Easy to miss, if you live close but is a worth while stop.

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

In the midst of this heavily developed commercial and residential area in Fairfax County is this small remnant of the Battle of Ox Hill, the site of the only major Civil War engagement in Fairfax County. While the site address is 12161 Monument Dr., the new entrance to a six car parking lot is off West Ox Road just south... More 

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Having read about this battle I decided to stop and check it out. The value of the land has taken away from the preservation of the land as part of Civil War history. Guess it is understandable. What was left is only a very small part of the battlefield, but you have to read on your own what occurred here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

It's hard to remember our history over 150 years ago as we zip around in our cars today especially in fully developed Fairfax County. Fought on farmland on September 1, 1862, days after 2nd Battle of Manassas/Bull Run, this park of 5 acres gives us a small but powerful reminder of those who fought and died during the war and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I'll bet 10,000 people a day drive past this small (5 acre) park just off West Ox road, 3 miles east of Chantilly...and none of them know it exists. The original battle of Ox Hill was fought over 500-750 acres and this 5 acre parcel is all that is left. The rest has been developed to the point where the... More 

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Marion, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This park is small and dedicated to a small, yet intense battle during the American Civil War. There is a monument here to Philip Kearny, who died here in September 1862. The park also tells the tale of the 21st Massachusetts, and their commander Colonel William Smith Clark. This is a 15 - 20 minute adventure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the most well-done battlefields I've visited. If you're not careful, you'll miss it, but it's well worth a trip. The stone path is well maintained and easy to follow, markers are interesting and well-spaced, and the portion of the field that remains is peaceful and nice to look at. The only thing I'd change is the... More 

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