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The site of two major Civil War battles, Manassas National Battlefield Park offers a glimpse into wartime through self-guided tours, fiber-optic maps, an informative film, and a collection of artifacts. You can go on a walking tour of the area of the First Battle of Bull Run or take a driving tour of the area of the Second Battle of Bull Run. You'll have the opportunity to visit the grave of the first civilian to be killed and hear the story from volunteers. Living history demonstrations by costumed reenacters happen seasonally. Note that the restrooms are in the basement, which is only accessible via some steps that may prove difficult for people with mobility issues. Our Manassas trip maker app makes visiting Manassas National Battlefield Park and other Manassas attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Manassas National Battlefield Park reviews
As the number one thing to do in Manassas, we thought we would give this a try as it offered interesting historical perspectives and the ability to keep our distance in the Corona Virus time in which.... more »
Really appreciated that the battlefield was preserved almost like it was 159 years ago. It was an easy walk around the battlefield and the posted signs gave you a good feel for who was where and... more »
Great day trip! Visitor center and Brewers Farm have great visual maps with lights and sounds. Prepare to walk a bit more than any of the other local civil war ‘auto tours’ as there are more trails and a lot more to look at. Definitely worth the trip and make sure to spend the whole day there to see everything!
Very helpful rangers and volunteers at the visitors center, lots of parking, restrooms and interesting historical tidbits. You can fill up your own water bottle or buy water from a machine, but there are no snacks, unless they sell some in the gift shop. Trails from the visitors center can be a little tricky to navigate as you start in an open field, so I've found it easier to park at Stone Bridge, take the blue trail from there to the visitor center, which is a little less than 2 miles, rest, use the facilities, etc., then do the rest of the blue loop back to Stone Bridge. I would say it's a challenging hike for younger kids (mine is almost 9 and def found it challenging) and can be very dicey on the trail from Stone Bridge to the visitor center as you have to cross Rte 29, which is very busy and NO ONE stops. Crossing back over on the other half of the loop is better as you have a light at the intersection of 29 and 234.
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