Manassas National Battlefield Park

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Manassas National Battlefield Park:

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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

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."

See other parks in Virginia.
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