Manassas National Battlefield Park


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Manassas National Battlefield Park:

see Bull RunBull Run,
small stream, NE Va., c.30 mi (50 km) SW of Washington, D.C. Two important battles of the Civil War were fought there: the first on July 21, 1861, and the second Aug. 29–30, 1862. Both battlefields are included in Manassas National Battlefield Park (est. 1940).
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Manassas National Battlefield Park

Address:12521 Lee Hwy
Manassas, VA 20109

Phone:703-361-1339
Fax:703-361-7106
Web: www.nps.gov/mana/
Size: 5,073 acres.
Established: Designated on May 10, 1940.
Location:Just north of Manassas and I-66, 25 miles west of Washington, DC.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, horseback riding, interpretive programs, self-guided walking tour (First Battle of Manassas site), self-guided driving tour (Second Battle of Manassas site).
Special Features:The Battles of First and Second Manassas were fought here on July 21, 1861, and August 28-30, 1862. The 1861 battle was the first test of Northern and Southern military prowess. Here, Confederate Brigadier General Thomas J. Jackson acquired his nickname "Stonewall."

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A Commemorative Package to the series of Sesquicentennial events held in Prince William & Manassas including the admission fee to Manassas National Battlefield Park is available for purchase at The Prince William and Manassas Convention and Visitors Bureau site www.
The 150th Anniversary Battle Reenactment - July 23 & 24, 2011 The reenactment of the Battle of First Manassas (Bull Run) will take place at Pageland Farm, which is located in Gainesville, Virginia adjacent to the Manassas National Battlefield Park.
Manassas National Battlefield Park Events - July 21 Manassas National Battlefield Park will host a number of activities on July 21st, which is the actual 150th Anniversary of The First Battle of Manassas/Bull Run and throughout the weekend including living history, walking tours, and concerts.
3 Day Pass to Manassas National Battlefield Park - Explore the site of two major American Civil War battles: the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run and the Second Battle of Manassas/Bull Run.
The Museum will complement the existing resources of The National Museum of the Marine Corps and Manassas National Battlefield Park, and provide continued confirmation that Prince William County is a premier destination for anyone interested in military heritage.
Scheduled for March 21, 2010 is the "Spring Drill Day", taking place at the Manassas National Battlefield Park where audiences can experience the sights and sounds of muskets, bayonets and the firing of the 10 pounder Parrot Gun in the Henry House yard.
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Regardless of what Disney or Governor Allen would like this Commission or the Board of Supervisors to believe, this project will be catastrophic for the Manassas National Battlefield Park.
WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- America's leading national park watchdog group today called for closings of two Virginia state roads through Manassas National Battlefield Park, and blasted Virginia's state leaders for their unwillingness to protect national park sites in Virginia in favor of a "mindless commitment to development.
WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- A Walt Disney Company analysis of traffic on the highways surrounding the company's proposed Virginia amusement park concludes that the two roads traversing nearby Manassas National Battlefield Park will be virtually gridlocked in less than 15 years, an organization of prominent historians warned today.