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Washington, DC: First Manassas Trail

March 4.2 miles back in time to July 21, 1861, where General Stonewall Jackson led an epic battle on this ground at Manassas National Battlefield Park.

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Thirty miles from DC, Manassas National Battlefield Park offers history buffs and hikers alike an opportunity to take a firsthand tour of the Civil War’s first major land battle, Bull Run. From the Visitors Center, this 4.2-mile loop wanders thin cedar forest and open meadows while touring restored remnants of the battle: canons, farmhouses, an inn converted to a battle triage, and a family cemetery (among others).
-Mapped by Fletcher Caldwell

To Trailhead

I-66 W to Business Rte. 234 N. In .7 mi., turn R into park. Road deadends @ Henry Hill Visitor Center.

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