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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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Battlefield Park In The Heart Of Fairfax, VA

I drove past this Battlefield Park for many years before I stopped by to actually walk through it. This site makes up approximately 5 acres of what was a 500 acre battlefield... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I drove past this Battlefield Park for many years before I stopped by to actually walk through it. This site makes up approximately 5 acres of what was a 500 acre battlefield during the Civil War. It was known as The Battle of Ox Hill by the Rebs and The Battle of Chantilly by the Yanks. Incredibly, 1500 were either... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small, quaint park is all that remains of the once large Ox Hill/Chantilly Battlefield from the Civil War. Efforts were undertaken by local/national preservation groups to prevent the large scale development of the field, but no avail. Money won over memories. This small plot of land is all that was spared. The walk itself is not long, but the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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