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Manassas National Battlefield Park
In northeastern Virginia, in Manassas
Two battles between Union and Confederate troops during the Civil War are commemorated here. Nearly 900 men lost their lives in July 1861, and another 3,300 died during a three-day battle in August 1862, which brought the Confederacy to the height of its power. The park was designated on May 10, 1940.
WHAT TO SEE & DO
Auto touring, hiking, picnicking. Facilities: Visitor center (Henry Hill, Rte. 234); contact station (Stuarts Hill, U.S. 29), interpretive trails, auto tours. Bookstore, picnic area. Programs & Events: Ranger-guided tours and programs, living-history demonstrations (mid-June-Aug.). Battlefield Hike (Apr. and Oct.). Tips & Hints: Use caution while driving heavily traveled roads that divide the park. Visit June-Oct. Busiest June and July, least crowded Dec.-Feb.
FOOD & LODGING
Camping: None in park. In Centreville: Bull Run Regional Park (7700 Bull Run Dr., tel. 703/631-0550; 150 sites; $17-$20; flush toilets, showers, hook-ups). In Haymarket: Greenville Farm Family Campground (14004 Shelter La., tel. 703/743-7944; 150 sites; $22-$28; flush toilets, showers). Hotels: None in park. In Manassas: Best Western Battlefield Inn (10820 Balls Ford Rd., tel. 703/361-8000; 121 rooms; $89), Courtyard Manassas (10701 Battleview Pkwy., tel. 703/335-1300; 149 rooms; $84-$109). X Restaurants: None in park. In Manassas: Carmellos & Little Portugal (9108 Center St., tel. 703/368-5522; $ll-$20; no lunch weekends), Chez Marc (7607 Centerville Rd., tel. 703/369-6526; $27-$40; closed Sun., no lunch Mon.-Wed.).
FEES, HOURS & REGULATIONS
Entrance fee: $3 adults. No hunting. No bikes, motorized or mechanized equipment on trails. Leashed pets only. Park open daily dawn-dusk. Visitor center open daily 8:30-5. Contact station open weekends 1-4, mid-June-Labor Day.
HOW TO GET THERE
The park is 26 mi west of Washington, DC. Henry Hill Visitor Center is 1 mi north of 1-66, via Exit 47B and Rte. 234. Closest airports: Dulles (25 mi), Reagan (30 mi).
Manassas National Battlefield Park (6511 Sudley Rd., Manassas, VA 20109, tel. 703/361-1339, fax 703/361-7106). Manassas City Visitor Center (9431 West St., Manassas, VA 20110, tel. 703/ 361-6599).