Walking and Driving tour
On the calm early morning of July 21, 1861, a Union Army of 35, 000, and a Confederate Army of 22, 000, clashed for what many thought would be the only battle of the American Civil War. The two forces engaged in what would end up being the largest and bloodiest battle in United States history up to that point. Even though the battle resulted in a Confederate victory, the disillusionments on both sides were shattered, and the entire country realized that the war would be longer and more brutal than any had imagined.
Manassas National Battlefield Park provides a captivating look into America's past with films, museums, walking tours, interactive battle maps, reconstructed buildings, civil war era artillery, monuments and memorials.
Manassas National Battlefield Park has over 40 miles of easy to moderate hiking trails, two very informative and engaging visitor centers, memorials and monuments to those that fought and died during the First and Second battles, and some historic refurbished/recreated buildings and structures from 1861.
I will walk you around to some of the most important locations in the park, and tell the stories that still capture the imagination.
Depending on your interests, we can explore the park by car or by foot
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can pick you up at the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metro Station Park and Ride, which is located on Saintsbury Drive in Fairfax, Virginia. You can get there using the Washington DC Metro system via the Orange Line.
If you will staying in a hotel in the Washington, D.C. area, arrangement can be made to pick you up at your hotel, depending on location.
End location: End location will be at the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metro Station, unless pick up was at your hotel, in which case drop off can be there.
Duration: 5 hours
Tours last up to 5 hours
Clean, comfortable and air-conditioned full sized vehicle or SUV
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 USD - for lunch and souvenirs
Due to Virginia's Child Passenger Safety Laws, I can not transport children under the age of 8 years old unless an appropriate booster seat is provided.