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Manassas Battlefield Hike

  • Jan 15, 2012 · 10:00 AM

This hike/walk will be filled with history, site of old wars, guns, and homes from the past and hopefully good conversation along the way. 

 

According to the NPS website:

Manassas National Battlefield Park

On July 21, 1861, two armies clashed for the first time on the fields overlooking Bull Run. Heavy fighting swept away any notion of a quick war. In August 1862, Union and Confederate armies converged for a second time on the plains of Manassas. The Confederates won a solid victory bringing them to the height of their power

Battle of First Manassas

On a warm July day in 1861, two armies of a divided nation clashed for the first time on the fields overlooking Bull Run. Ten hours of heavy fighting swept away any notion the war's outcome would be decided quickly

Battle of Second Manassas

In August 1862, Union and Confederate armies converged for a second time on the plains of Manassas. The contending armies, now made up of seasoned veterans, knew well the realities of war. The Battle of Second Manassas, covering three days, produced far greater carnage and brought the Confederacy to the height of its powe

 

Start Time: 10:00 AM (Prompt start so please arrive earlier)

Hike Length: approximately 7 miles

Elevation gain/loss: approximately 200 ft

Hike pace: approximately 2.5 mph

Hike Restriction: No Dogs, No Children under 18 years of age

Equipment: Hiking boots (Its muddy), Water, food

Optional Lunch afterwards, at your own expense.

 

Meeting Location: Trail head / Visitors Center

Trail head Coordinates: Unknown

Directions to Trailhead:

For GPS devices, the mailing address of the Henry Hill Visitor Center is:

6511 Sudley Road

Manassas, VA 20109

Car

From Washington D.C. and Points East:  Travel west on I-66 to Exit 47B, Route 234 North (Sudley Road).  Proceed through the first traffic light. The entrance to the Henry Hill Visitors Center is on the right, just past the Northern Virginia Community College.

From Points North:  Travel south on I-95 to the Capital Beltway (Route 495).  Travel west towards Silver Springs, MD.  Continue on the Beltway for approximately 10 miles, crossing the Potomac river into Virginia.  Take the exit for I-66 west to Manassas.  Take Exit 47B, Route 234 North (Sudley Road).  Proceed through the first traffic light. The entrance to the Henry Hill Visitors Center is on the right, just past the Northern Virginia Community College.

From Points South:  Travel north on I-95 to Exit 152, Route 234. Turn left at the traffic light on to Route 234 North (Sudley Road).  Stay on Business Route 234 (do not take the by-pass) and travel for approximately 20 miles just beyond the city of Manassas.  The entrance to the Henry Hill Visitors Center is located on the right, just past the entrance to the Northern Virginia Community College.

From Points West: Travel east on I-66 to Exit 47, Route 234 North (Sudley Road).  Turn left on Route 234 and proceed through the first traffic light.  The entrance to the Henry Hill Visitors Center is on the right, just past the Northern Virginia Community College.

 

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