Manassas National Battlefield Park

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    Manassas National Battlefield Park

    Manassas National Battlefield Park
    ••• Cannon at Manassas National Battlefield Park. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Manassas National Battlefield, a 5000-acre park located 32 miles west of Washington, DC, preserves the historic site of the First and Second Battles of Manassas during the Civil War. The park offers a variety of activities, scenic vistas, and walking trails. The Henry Hill Visitors Center features a 45-minute orientation film and a museum exhibiting civil war era uniforms, weapons and artifacts.

    Address
    12521 Lee Highway
    Manassas, Virginia

    Henry Hill Visitors Center
    Phone: (703) 361-1339
    Website: www.nps.gov/mana/index.htm

    See the following photos and learn more about Manassas Battlefield Park.

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    Henry Hill Visitors Center

    ••• Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The Henry Hill Visitor Center at Manassas National Battlefield Park includes a museum that displays civil war era uniforms, weapons and artifacts. An electronic battle map shows field strategies and tactics used during the Battle of Manassas. The park orientation film, “Manassas: End of Innocence” tells the stories of the two famous battles that took place here. Visitors can take a guided tour by a Park Ranger or a self-guided tour of the historic site and grounds.

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    Henry House at Manassas National Battlefield

    ••• Henry House. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com

    On July 21, 1861, the first major battle of the Civil War took place near the railroad community of Manassas Junction. The battle ended with the death of more than 5,000. The 85-year old resident of this home, Judith Henry, was killed by gunfire. The Henry House was destroyed and rebuilt by the National Park Service to commemorate the Manassas National Battlefield.

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    Henry Hill Monument

    ••• Henry Hill Monument. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Union soldiers built the Henry Hill Monument to commemorate those who died at the First Battle of Manassas.

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    Stone House at Manassas National Battlefield

    A view of Stone House from Henry Hill
    ••• ManassasNPS/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

    The Stone House served as a refuge for the wounded during the First Battle of Manassas and still stands as it has since the 1840s.

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    Stonewall Jackson Monument

    Manassas National Battlefield Park Stonewall Jackson statue
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    Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, the Confederate general during the Battle of Manassas, is honored with a monument that says, "There Stands Jackson Like a Stone Wall."

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    Cannons at Manassas National Battlefield Park

    Confederate Cannon on Henry Hill -- Manassas National Battlefield Park (VA) August 2012
    ••• Ron Cogswell/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

    There are 40 cannons displayed on the fields of Manassas National Battlefield Park. Most still have original parts.

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    Manassas National Battlefield Park Trails

    Manassas National Battlefield Park Trails
    ••• Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com

    At Manassas National Battlefield Park visitors can join a Park Ranger for a guided hike or take a self-guided tour on many interpretive loop trails: Henry Hill Loop Trail, Stone Bridge, Matthews Hill, Brawner Farm, Deep Cut, Unfinished Railroad or Chinn Ridge.