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“A must see for Civil War buffs”

Manassas National Battlefield Park
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Owner description: A 5,000-acre park that was the scene of two major Civil War battles.
Reviewed 3 August 2014

This is a very good preservation effort of this great battlefield in northern Virginia. The trails are well laid out for a picturesque walk through history.

Thank John P
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

headed to the visitor’s center and caught most of the movie (starts at the top of the hour and lasts about 45 minutes). Other than the museum shop not much else to see at the center, although the ranger was very helpful and showed us how to do the driving tour, etc. They claim to have little “tour” signs along the roadway to help you, but there are very few of them, and most are right at the end of the parking lot so don’t count on them to show you the way. And many of the stops pop up out of nowhere so be paying attention! Many beautiful vistas, lots of different things all marked with informational signs, definitely a place to stop if you enjoy Civil War history.

1  Thank worleybird98
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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

My husband, our 15 year old son and I visited this National Park while on vacation in Williamsburg. Took the narrated walking tour of Henry Hill with the park ranger who was very knowledgable. It was about 45 minutes and very worthwhile to learn all about the battle of first Manassas. Took the self guided driving tour to learn about second Manassas.

Thank Kristen G
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Visiting the Shenandoah Valley meant a trip to the Battlefield. A wonderful 3 mile walk and spouse was able to see a demonstration of musket shooting and cannon firing. A great national park!

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Reviewed 18 July 2014

We had time on our hands prior to a family event in Northern Virginia and so took a quick drive down to the Manassas ("Bull Run") Battlefield. Of course, this park is nowhere near as large and developed as Gettysburg, but it has great historical importance nonetheless, and the US Parks has done very good work in providing opportunities for understanding this very significant Civil War battle -- it quickly showed that the War was not going to be a "walk in the park" for the Union Armies; primarily because of the outstanding generalship on the Confederate side (i.e., Stonewall Jackson). The additional "plus" is that the battlefield is set in beautiful rolling Virginia hills -- even more beautiful than Gettysburg. There is a one-mile walking tour of the central part of the battlefield and a more extensive driving tour. The visitors center has a very good graphic presentation of the sequencing of the battle, a valuable set of exhibits, and a good bookstore/gift store. (Although Confederate forces won the battle, you will not find Confederate battle flags in the gift store -- sorry!) The people staffing the visitors center have excellent expertise. The walking tour may be a little difficult for the disabled because it is through the grasslands; otherwise the battlefield and visitors center are reasonably accessible to the disabled. We only had a couple of hours, but it would have been worthwhile spending more time there.

3  Thank SenorGregorio
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